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How to replace headlight motor in 1966 corvette

I see a broken wire on the motor for my hide-away headlights in my 1966 corvette . How do I rermove the motor to repair? Thank you.

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  • al_catalano Aug 09, 2010

    I see a broken wire on the motor for my hide-away headlights in my 1966 corvette . How do I rermove the motor to repair? Thank you. Al

  • al_catalano Aug 09, 2010

    This is what I was looking for !! Thank you very much.

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Hello my name is Ben. I think I can help you with this.
01: Start by removing the hood. Use a grease pencil to outline mark the hood hinge locations. This way you will be able to replace the hood in the exact same location. You may be able to do it without removing the hood, but it is MUCH more difficult.
02: Disconnect the battery and then disconnect the motor lead wire from the motor. It has a locking tab on it that you will have to release so it can be removed. A small screwdriver will help to release the tab.
03 Turn the knurled knob on the inboard side of the motor until the gear seems to turn freely. Now turn the knob in one direction until a definite drag is felt. Then rotate the knob approximately six complete turns in one direction. NOTE: Use your free hand to help move the headlamp assembly as you turn the knob to produce a no-load condition on the drive gear and to permit separation of the motor from the panel pivot shaft.
04 The retainer can now be removed from the motor locating stud. Now remove the motor to support retaining screw and remove the motor assembly.
05 Make sure the headlamp is in the open position and remove the headlight bezel.
06 Remove the sealed beams and headlight housing assembly as one unit. Disconnect the sealed beam units at the harness connector.
07 Make a diagram of how the headlight housing wiring connects to the harness. To remove the wiring stud connections, use a small screwdriver or spade removal tool to release the retaining prongs in the connector.
08 Now remove the panel stop from the inboard pivot shaft.

09The panel retaining bolt access hole plugs will have to be removed now. With these removed, rotate the panel as required and remove the retaining bolts and slide the supports from the end of the shafts. Remove the bearings, felt seal, retainer and washer from the inboard pivot shaft.
10 The headlight panel can be removed by disengaging the pivots from their retaining slots and sliding the unit forward through the opening in the body. This is the hardest part. Be careful. You do not want to scratch the headlight panel while working it out of the body.

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  • al_catalano Aug 03, 2010

    That site didn't help at all ! I have a 1966 corvette.



    Al

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    dj_relly999 Aug 09, 2010

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1984–88 Vehicles
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