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Hideaway headlights won't open/close - is there an easy do-it-yourself solution for repair? (This is a 1990 Firebird)

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After you hit the headlight switch, what happens? If nothing, can you manually raise/lower the headlights by spinning the knobs? If this is the case, it's most likely you just need to replace the relay.

If not... Do both of the motor knobs just starting spinning for 10-20 seconds? If this is the case, you need to replace the gears inside the motors. (Repair kits with all the parts you'll need to repair both motors run $10-20 give or take.)

I spent a couple of hours this very afternoon replacing mine... heh, guess both our '90s rolled off the assembly line at the same time, eh?

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