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    If you are familiar with the gears going bad here is a free fix that worked for me

    I handcranked the headlight up
    took off the 10mm nut holding the arm to the motor ( you gotta take the top cover and black side cover off )
    hand cranked the motor until the shaft rotated 180 degrees
    re-attached the arm
    hand cranked the light back down
    no vid , no pics , just good info here.....
    Then hit the headlight switch....works good as new

    WHY ?
    the motor uses only 1/2 the
    gear
    so....you get 1 freebie fix.....

    if it happens
    again....brass gear time.....
    worst case , it gets you by for awhile until you can repair it correctly

    ps....be careful out there...a lotta blue vettes have been crashing lately

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    Just did this for a buddy and mine still works

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    Quote Originally Posted by VETTEX2 View Post



    If you are familiar with the gears going bad here is a free fix that worked for me

    I handcranked the headlight up
    took off the 10mm nut holding the arm to the motor ( you gotta take the top cover and black side cover off )
    hand cranked the motor until the shaft rotated 180 degrees
    re-attached the arm
    hand cranked the light back down
    no vid , no pics , just good info here.....
    Then hit the headlight switch....works good as new

    WHY ?
    the motor uses only 1/2 the
    gear
    so....you get 1 freebie fix.....

    if it happens
    again....brass gear time.....
    worst case , it gets you by for awhile until you can repair it correctly

    ps....be careful out there...a lotta blue vettes have been crashing lately
    How's that old saying go: Give a lazy man a tough job and he'll find an easy way to do it? Just kidding. Great idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLC5 View Post
    How's that old saying go: Give a lazy man a tough job and he'll find an easy way to do it? Just kidding. Great idea.
    More like necessity is the mother of invention. It happened to me on a holiday weekend .

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