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When I turn off the car and lock it either manually or with the remote, the headlights "growl" and flip up and down twice. After that everything is fine. I have a 2000 Pontiac Firebired.

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I have had this problem in the past. The issue here is that the headlight gear is likely worn down. Gm manufactored these headlight gears in plastic and sadly they break really easy over time. Same problem with corvettes. Anyway, there is a website that offers a free solution or to order the more duable brass gears. I ordered the brass gears for my 1997 Firebird and that solved the issue. Heres the site

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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    Each gear is aprox. $50 and easy to change. Cheaper then $150 or more for motor. 98 transam


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You should change your headlight motors, because I basically had the same problem with my 97 Formula.

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