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Old 07-19-2009, 05:44 PM   #1
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1g pop up headlight drivers help me!

I need help on how to fix the pop up headlight. I noticed the driver side pop up headlight does not have the link cable from the headlight motor to the headlight itself. How do I go about putting a new one on? Do I remove the headlight and add it through there or will I need to remove the PS reservoir and windshield wiper reservoir?
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Old 07-19-2009, 06:23 PM   #2
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Re: 1g pop up headlight drivers help me!

Its not a cable, its a short threaded rod with a socket on each end. These sockets go onto a ball end, one on the pop up, one on the motor arm. If its not sitting somewhere you'll need to find a used one or maybe contact someone like JNZ Tuning or dealer if they are even still avalible.
I do believe you can get to them with out removing anything. Put a little greese on the ball sockets, put the one on the light first. I just use a large flat screw driver to pop/pry them on. Set it over the ball, and using the screwdriver just kinda lever it on. Then line up the side with the motor and do the same.
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Old 07-19-2009, 06:59 PM   #3
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Re: 1g pop up headlight drivers help me!

Oh ok thank you!
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:13 PM   #4
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Oh ok thank you!
Also can you lift your light up and down easy or is it stiff? May be a good time to spray some lubricant on the hinge points of the pop up assembly.
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:01 PM   #5
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Also can you lift your light up and down easy or is it stiff? May be a good time to spray some lubricant on the hinge points of the pop up assembly.
I was about to say something about that off of my eclipse GST I pulled the rod off and I had to mess with the motor (turning red knob) to fit the rod on then when I got it on the light did not move but yes it was pretty hard to pull the light up. Is there lube point where I can hook lube or grease gun to? Do I need to remove the plast around the light to get to the hinges?
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:54 AM   #6
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I was about to say something about that off of my eclipse GST I pulled the rod off and I had to mess with the motor (turning red knob) to fit the rod on then when I got it on the light did not move but yes it was pretty hard to pull the light up. Is there lube point where I can hook lube or grease gun to? Do I need to remove the plast around the light to get to the hinges?
There are several hinge points. You should remove the plastics around the light and some can be seen while the light is up. You may want to start out with something like pb blaster to break up any rust. Spray it and work the light up and down. Just look around the light, I forget how many hinge points there are but spray them, work the light up and down, let it soak in. Have a rag to clean up any mess.
When the lights start to stick it can cause the rod to pop off. Once they are free'd up you may want to use an oil or lubricant on the hinges.
Oh and yes, sometimes you may need to manually adjust the headlight motor so you can get the rod on. Once you operate the headlight they should retime themselves.
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Re: 1g pop up headlight drivers help me!

Rust likes to collect under those plastic/rubber flaps. Just be careful if you decide to take off the assembly. My bolts broke under there.
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:50 AM   #8
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Re: 1g pop up headlight drivers help me!

Ok thanks I'm kind of glad to there is more hinge points.
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:08 PM   #9
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Re: 1g pop up headlight drivers help me!

Ok I sprayed the hinges with WD 40 removed the rod and start moving it up and down to get the WD40 worked in there now the headlight pops up now.
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Re: 1g pop up headlight drivers help me!

I used lithium grease instead of wd. It tends to stick better.
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I used lithium grease instead of wd. It tends to stick better.
Only thing about Lithium grease is it tends to attract dirt which may lead to binding. (I say this because I live off a dirt road ) I have some stuff from Wurth that works nice. At work we use silicon spray which I have mixed feelings of. If anything try the white litium grease in a spray can, just use sparingly and clean any excess.

I tend to spray my hinges once a year mainly towards winter. Spend a day look over the car, spray headlights, door hinges. Give it some tlc
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