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Bth headlight motors continue to run for 5 seconds after closing. They open and close fine.

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  • franckeg May 19, 2011

    I've had the car for about 5 years. It's been happening for about 2. Where are the load adjusters? Why would they both go at the same time? Could it be the rely? Thanks for the help.

  • franckeg May 20, 2011

    I have the car for 5 years this has been happening for 2. Where are the sensors located . Why would they both go at the same time? Could it be the relay?

  • franckeg May 21, 2011

    Where is the control module? thank you!

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Hello and welcome to FixYa!

It can be near it's break point that's why you're having this issue. As as a first course of action, I strongly suggest that you remove the positive battery connector, let it sit for atleast 5mins. then reconnect it. Observe if they'll be good. This will reset the system and can resolve the issue.

If the problem still persists then go for the head light relay. They can work normally again once the headlight relay is replaced.

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Their are load sensors built into the head light motors, over time they wear/get out of adjustment causing this problem they can be adjusted be a technician or even a body shop if they only run for 5 seconds thats no that far out. Have you just bought the car or had it for a while?

Posted on May 18, 2011

  • Jeffery Lewis
    Jeffery Lewis May 21, 2011

    The adjustment is at the head light motors them self .This adjustment is only for the fit of the headlight lids (covers) to align with the hood. You may also have a bad control moduel that runs the accuator motors and reads that they are in the closed postion.

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