Repairs the following vehicles:
CHEVROLET: Corvette (1988-96)
PONTIAC: Firebird (1987-92), Fiero (1987-88), Sunbird (1988-94)
BUICK: Reatta (1988-91)
LOTUS: Elan (1988-02), Esprit (1988-02)
OLDSMOBILE: Toronado/Trofeo (1990-92)
Description: If your headlight motors run without stopping, yet they fail to raise or lower the headlights, this rebuild kit will solve your problem. If the motor doesn't run you may have a problem with the wiring or controller. If one headlight actuator unit has failed, the other probably isn't far behind. Inside the headlight motor unit is a large nylon gear that is driven by the worm gear on the motor shaft. This nylon gear originally contained 3 solid gel inserts that transfer the load from the gear to a 3-lobe cast hub that is part of the actuator shaft. These inserts harden and crumble with age, breaking down to roughly a spoonful of crumbs. At this point the gear will no longer turn the hub to raise and lower the headlight assembly. Instead hub will just free wheel on the gear. Our headlight repair kit, consists of 3 precision machined, close-tolerance Delrin bushings. These replace the gel inserts and restores the headlight motor unit to operate like new. Three bushings repair one headlight motor assembly.
More than likely the OEM gel bushings are all that have gone bad on your headlight actuation unit. A few customers have discovered that a jerry-rigged repair was previously done on their headlight actuator unit, so a new gear was required. If you find out you also need a new gear order TDS 504040 GM Headlight Actuator Motor Gear.
Headlight Motor Kit
- Brand: TDS
- Product Code: 207280
- Availability: In Stock