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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 03, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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I was hoping I could get some pointers on changing out the headlight door motors on my '67 RS. I don't have an assembly manual and don't want to take it apart any more than necessary. I would appreciate any help.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 03, 04:34 PM
 
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This is right out of the manual I bought....
1.Disconnect battery, remove battery if removing right headlamp assembly.

2. Remove bezel retaning screws and bezel

3. Remove headlamp cover retaining screws and cover from door assembly.

4. Manually open door assembly (push to center) and disconnect limit switch connections.

5. Remove four screws retaining assembly to radiator support (note location and number of shims if any).

6. Rotate assembly toward center of vehicle until rear of unit is exposed, then disconnect wiring connectors at headlamp and motor assemblies.

7. Rotate assembly until headlamp is facing downward and carefully remove the assembly from the vehicles opening.

8. Remove nut attaching motor assembly to pivot arm.

9. Remove two nuts and bolts retaining motor assembly to base plate and remove motor assembly.
10. Installation is reverse.

hope this helps...
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 03, 07:45 PM
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Hope this helps.
sherr20,please forgive me oopps!

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 03, 02:05 AM Thread Starter
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sherr20, thanks for the info, that will be very helpful, late68, I didn't get any email???

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 03, 09:27 AM
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I tried again, let me know if it works for you.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 03, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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I got it, thank you very much.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 03, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Well, that wasn't too bad, I got the assembly out of the car, now another issue. It looks like the gearmotor is ok, but it appears to be stripped out where the motor shaft goes through the pivot arm. Now when I try to loosen the hex nut that goes on the end of the motor shaft, the motor just turns....any trick to holding the shaft so it doesn't turn while I loosen the nut? It doesn't look like there is enough room to grab ahold of the shaft to hold it while I am loosening the nut. Too late to play with it more tonite, I will give it another shot tomorrow.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 29th, 03, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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OK, I got it off, just had to tap it quickly instead of applying steady pressure. Now that I see how it works, I see the problem. There are no flats in the pivot arm, the flats are on a washer that is sandwiched tightly against the arm by the nut. I just had to add another washer under the nut and tighten it down, now the door opens and closes, but I have another problem. If I turn on the headlights, the door doesn't begin to open unless I give it a little push. Then when it hits the back limit switch it stops, bounces off a little bit, and goes back, it just continues chattering like that until I turn off the headlights. Any ideas? Are the limit switches wired incorrectly? I will try to find a schematic online and check that out first.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 29th, 03, 07:50 PM
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Thanks for the update/info.



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