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Pontiac Forum: How to adjust(?) the popup headlights on a 95 Firebird?
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Old January 25th, 2009, 08:30 PM
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How to adjust(?) the popup headlights on a 95 Firebird?

My headlight motors continue to try to lower the headlights after they are already all of the way down. I assume that there is some sort of an adjustment or sensor/switch that tells them when to stop. As a temp fix I pulled the plugs for the motors with the lights on so that the lights just stay up, but would really like to fix the root problem.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 08:30 PM
gary o
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Get a repair manual or check for one at your local library. or go to the auto zone web site and check under repairs.
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Old January 26th, 2009, 08:13 AM
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The limit switches inside the headlight motor most likely have dirty contacts.
They work by shifting the drive shaft when it is torqued for the up and down. There are two sets of contacts, One set at the top and one set at the bottom.

Yoy can open the motors and clean the contacts. Some motors have screws some have rivets. If it has rivets, You drill out the old ones and rivet it closed. While they are apart, check the delrin bushings for wear. You can also get some silicone grease and re-lube the gears as well.
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