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Doesn't work in reverse either, the green light is on the overheat light is off

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Headlights won't open on 1985 Corvette


There are two motors, and three relays in the system. Here's how it works:

The headlight door motors reverse direction by reversing polarity. However, the automatic shut off (high torque switch, or HTS) makes that a rather more complex task than at first it might seem.

That's because when a motor reaches its limit, one of the 'wires' is disconnected from the motor by the HTS. Reversing the polarity at this point wouldn't do anything since the circuit is broken by the HTS.

Consequently, each motor has three wires for control. The combination of the blue wire, gray wire, and green wire provide polarity reversal to the motor (to make it able to run in both directions) and to run each motor from its resting state, after it has shut off.

There are of course two motors. They operate and are controlled identically.

Here's the matrix:

RIGHT HAND MOTOR

Blu Grn Gry
up: (+) (-)
dn: (+) (-)

That is, in order to run the motor up, the system connects the green wire to the hot side and the gray wire to ground. In order to run the motor down, the system connects the blue wire to the hot side, and the green wire to ground.

The left hand motor operates the same, except for its blue wire is actually blue with white stripes.

There is an actuator relay for each light mounted on the body of the light housing. There is also an isolator relay, mounted on the fender wall on the driver's side. When operating properly, the two actuator relays act identically.

The actuator relays get their instructions from the isolation relay. When the motors need to run down, the isolation relay is not energized, the blue (and blue/white) wires make with the hot side through the closed contacts of the isolation relay (which is not energized), and the ground is furnished to the motor through the closed contacts of the actuator relay until the circuit is broken by the HTS. When operating properly, neither the motors nor the relays draw any current in the full down position.

When it's time to go up, the actuator relays are energized when the pink wires coming from the isolation relay are connected to the hot side through the newly closed contacts of the isolation relay, the isolation relay is energized because the yellow wire coming from the head light switch is now hot.

When the actuator relays are energized, they furnish 12v from the always hot red wires, through their newly closed contacts, to the green wire. The motor is grounded through the newly closed contacts of the actuator relays. The motors will run up until the circuit is broken by the HTS. When operating properly, with the light doors in the full up position, all relays are energized and draw current, but the motors do not.

There are very counterintuitive things about this circuitry: When the motors are running UP, both the hot side and the ground are furnished by and through the actuator relay. However, when the motors are running DOWN, only the ground is furnished by the actuator relay because the blue and blue/white wires do not run to or through the actuator relay.

Similarly counterintuitive, when the motors are running down, the hot side is supplied by and through the isolation relay, but when they are running up, the hot side is supplied not by and through the isolation relay, but through the always hot fusible link.

That's how the headlamp door relays and motors work. The relays are not cheap but not terribly expensive, either: $17 ea for the actuator relays and $25 for the isolation relay. Proper trouble shooting can save a buck or two.

It is fairly easy to swap the actuator relays from side to side. If the symptoms change with them, then its probably the relays.

Although the actuator relays look similar to the isolation relay, they are very different, they cannot be swapped. Please note that the system is very interdependent, and it's easy to see why Chevrolet changed to electronic (as opposed to electro-mechanical) controls.
Hope this helps.

Apr 13, 2014 | 1985 Chevrolet Corvette

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Cooling fan temp light stays on when air condition is on. fans are not kicking on. Is it the fan module ?


I didn't know it had a light on the dash that said "cooling fan temp".
My 93 doesn't.
The cooling fans are controlled by the computer and turned on when the ac is running or when the engine reaches 220 degrees.
A mechanic would check the fuse and relay for power and the fan motor for power and ground.

Aug 26, 2012 | Cadillac DeVille Cars & Trucks

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Start button doesn't work


test the switch.
see the diagram below. God bless you
if the switch is o.k 2) test for continuity the wires 3) Test the motor input voltage motor. 4) Test the power cord for break or loose wires with VOM
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May 24, 2012 | iRobot Roomba 530 Robotic Vacuum

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Peg perego tractor first gear not working or reverse


I actually just fixed on like this, It ended up being one of the motors was malfunctioning. I tested this by taking off the seat, then i had access to the motors, then i unplugged on of the motors then tried all of the gears, then plugged it back in and then unplugged the other motor and then tried all of the other gears, you should be able to tell which motor is bad by the one that doesn't work in all of the gears

Mar 19, 2012 | Peg Perego John Deere Turf Tractor

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The green power light is on but the motor does not run either when you insert a document or when you try to run it manually in either forward or reverse directions. It has stopped in the past due to...


Have you regularly oiled the machine.???
If you dont the shedded paper pieces and paper dust generated in the shredding process will start to clog-up the cutting teeth( oiling helps clean this out ! ) ...if you dont do this then the cutting machanism gets harder and harder for the motor to turn, the number of sheets that can be shredded goes down..the motor overheats and the thermal protection kicks in stopping you from using the machine until the motor cools down. In extreme cases if the machine is consistently run without being oiled and the machine is constantly being jammed you can blow the PCB inside the machine. When this happens obviosly the only remedy is to replace the PCB.
You can contact ROYAL at 1-800-524-0799 for parts assistance.

Jan 22, 2011 | Royal PX1000MX Shredder

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New switch GE model 15265 ... to light up 2 lightbulbs outside. Old switch all cables are black. Those who light up the tester are the hot=Red/black?? Those which do not light up are white?? Green I know...


Manual for GE 15265
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/GE-15265-manual.pdf
15A timer works fine on two bulbs, up to 1440 total watts.

If old switch has 2 screws plus green ground screw, then timer is right.
If old switch has 3 screws plus green ground screw, 15265 doesn't replace 3-way switch.

Timer-green wire connects to bare ground wire

Old switch has 2 screws with wires on each.
One wire is Hot-from breaker and this connects to timer-black wire.
One wire Goes-to-lights and this connects to timer-red wire.
If you get these two wires reversed, timer will not work, so reverse them.
It will not blow circuit if the timer-red and timer-black wires are reversed.

Timer-White wire is the confusing wire for everybody:
Timer-white wire runs clock motor located inside timer.
In back of electric box are neutral white wires that are twisted together and covered with wire nut.
Connect timer-white to these neutral wires.
If box does not have neutral white wires, connect timer-white to bare ground wire.

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Nov 13, 2010 | Intermatic Inc. EJ500C Digital Wall Switch...

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Stopped working while i was using it


Mine does that when it jams, or overheats. Try toggling the switch between forward and reverse to clear any jam. If that doesn't work, you can unplug the unit, turn it over, and remove jammed paper with needle nose pliers.If there is no jam, try letting it cool for a while and then try in the reverse position.

Oct 29, 2010 | Staples ID Armor IDX50B Shredder

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Wiring 4 way flat trailer plug. brown wire running


you got brown for running parking light
green for right turn/stop
yellow for left turn/stop
white for ground
reverse lights are only wired on a 6 or 7 plug connector
make sure you on the dark green for right turn stop not the light green
the light green is for reverse

Jun 24, 2010 | 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Radiator fan doesn' run


If you can apply 12volts directly to the fan connection and it runs, then the fan thermostat is your problem. If a direct connection does not work, then the fan motor has failed and will need to be replaced.

May 03, 2010 | 2000 Mercury Cougar

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