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1997 trans am, when i flip the headlight switch the light do not come up on the and sometimes second try, no grinding noises just the light will not come up until the second or third try

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Could be the bolt is a little tight on the light...take the rubber cap off next to the headlight and you'll see the twist knob for raising/lowering the headlight assembly manually...if you loosen it up a bit you should have an easier time. Unfortunately the fix is more complicated - you probably need a replacement cog inside the headlight motor. Pontiac will not service that and wants you to replace the motor completely to a tune of $400 and up...if you crack open the motor yourself and find the cog/gear and take it out and find out where to get a new one, you'll save a lot of money.

I haven't done this myself - I just put up with the grinding. At least I know when I locked the car.

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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