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Old 10-12-2009   #1
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Question Headlight Rebuild!!

Well guyz I re-built both headlight motors today and was easier than I thought specailly with the Deluxe Kit from TDS made the repair a snap!!! Well before the motors would jus spin and spin and nuthing would happen!!!! Now I raised them manully which was alot faster than before the re-builds, it use to take 10mins turning the motor knob just to raise one headlight but now its alot faster!!! Raised them manully hit the headlight switch on then off and both went down fast and smooth togther in sync BUT they wouldnt go up after, the motors wouldnt even turn to go up so I tapped on the headlight module on the firewall and boom they went up fast and smooth toghter in sync too!!! Now they are going down and up with no problem, but looks like my headlight module is goin down the crapper I made sure the wires were all connected to the module but I dont know jus tapping it made it work!!! Any advice or info guyz????
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Old 10-12-2009   #2
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Re: Headlight Rebuild!!

Get new module for backup, u might need it soon it sounds like
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Old 10-13-2009   #3
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Re: Headlight Rebuild!!

Yea probably will Cody Lon at TDS has them for $60 not a bad price considering its a refurb!!!!
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Old 10-13-2009   #4
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Re: Headlight Rebuild!!

Call Denny at Third Gen Ranch first. I got mine, tested and shipped, for $15!!
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Old 10-13-2009   #5
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Re: Headlight Rebuild!!

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Well guyz I re-built both headlight motors today and was easier than I thought specailly with the Deluxe Kit from TDS made the repair a snap!!! Well before the motors would jus spin and spin and nuthing would happen!!!! Now I raised them manully which was alot faster than before the re-builds, it use to take 10mins turning the motor knob just to raise one headlight but now its alot faster!!! Raised them manully hit the headlight switch on then off and both went down fast and smooth togther in sync BUT they wouldnt go up after, the motors wouldnt even turn to go up so I tapped on the headlight module on the firewall and boom they went up fast and smooth toghter in sync too!!! Now they are going down and up with no problem, but looks like my headlight module is goin down the crapper I made sure the wires were all connected to the module but I dont know jus tapping it made it work!!! Any advice or info guyz????
Before you spend any money, unplug the connectors and apply a little silicone grease ( any grease will work) to the contacts. Sometmes the contacts get a small amount of corrosion and tapping/unplugging cleans them. The grease will prevent the corrosion from coming back. Just some FYI, it is a good idea to apply grease to any connector you unplug, prevents those annoying intermittant problems.
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Old 10-13-2009   #6
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Re: Headlight Rebuild!!

WOW I didnt even think bout that george thanxz!!! Thats probably the problem too watch!!!! Ill letu guyz know wat happens!!!!
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Old 10-14-2009   #7
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Re: Headlight Rebuild!!

Go to the U-Pull it on broadway, I just got one for $10 bucks for one of our guys. I think we might have extras laying around.
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