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Headlight problem
« on: July 17, 2018, 08:34:25 PM »

Have a 1993 ( actually Sep. 1992) Capri  The pass side headlight goes up and down using either the headlight switch or lift switch.  Drivers side does nothing.  If I wire direct, the drivers headlight goes up and down.  I installed another headlight motor relay and have the same problem.  20 amp HLM fuse is fine.  My questions are:
1.  What is the problem and fix?
2.  Is there a separate fuse somewhere for each headlight motor?  I did not see one in the electrical diagram.
3.  Where exactly is the plug located?
     I saw that there was a plug connection (C239)  between the relay and the motor's plug, that is suppose to be under the dash and above the joint box but I
     could not find it.   I figured it may have come loose.  The previous owner said that when the headlight did not come up, he use to just pull on the plug at the
     back of the headlight and it would come up.  I tried and it no longer does so I thought that this may have caused C239 to come loose.


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Re: Headlight problem
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2018, 12:41:53 AM »

1. Probably an electrical issue

2. There are no other fuses

3. C239 is under/behind the driverside of the dash and I doubt it's the problem.

The most common issue is the contacts in the lift motor's position switch assembly need to be cleaned.
I'd guess pulling on the motor's plug would cause the contacts in the pos swtich to shift enough to make contact and then operate.


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Re: Headlight problem
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2018, 11:49:29 AM »

Sounds like the rotary switch in the headlight motor. Just needs to be pulled apart and cleaned. I used to have a picture of it posted somewhere, I can't find it at the moment.
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