Firebird Lights Stuck Open

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    Firebird Lights Stuck Open

    Hi my brother has a firebird, and for the past 3-4 years his lights are stuck in the open position. any suggestions

    edit: we have never changed the motor, we just disconnected the motor.

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    Re: Firebird Lights Stuck Open

    I think you need to replace the plastic gear with a bronze piece. Check eBay for the conversion kits.

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    Re: Firebird Lights Stuck Open

    Knowing the year will help some. Do the headlight motors make any noise when the headlight switch is turned on or off? If the motors are heard turning, but no movement, then you will need to open up the motors to replace the plastic drive components that have probably turned to plastic dust. If the motors don't make any noise, there is a headlamp module on the firewall that is more than likely the culprit. From the driver's seat, the module is to the right of the master cylinder.
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    Re: Firebird Lights Stuck Open

    its a 99, and we just unplugged the motor. is there a separate motor for each light?
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    Re: Firebird Lights Stuck Open

    Another good reason I always preferred the Camaro to the Firebird...no pop up lights. Except for early RS versions of course,,,,,but they didn't pop up then either.

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    Re: Firebird Lights Stuck Open

    Sorry, I am not familiar with the 4th generation Firebirds. You might get some help over here http://www.thirdgen.org/
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    Re: Firebird Lights Stuck Open

    does anyone if there is a motor for each light or theres one motor for both the lights.
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