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Old 11-28-2014, 12:29 PM
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3gen left headlight always up

Hi guys, i own prelude from 1990 and have a problem with retracting the headlights. The right one does it normaly buth the drivers one stays up no matter what. I have tried switching the relays and to cleaning the motor and to run it whithoout mounthed to the lamp but even than it only goes up and not down.

Please help cause its really irritating to lower it manualy every time
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Re: 3gen left headlight always up

Sounds like you needa replace the motor, there's nothing else is could be really those assemblies were simple but clever eh, have you checked the motors even getting power?
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Re: 3gen left headlight always up

the motor is working half of the way cause it is going up normaly but i have to retract it manualy...my guess is contact somewhere cause if it was control unit i guess both of headlights would have the same simptoms...
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Re: 3gen left headlight always up

If you've swapped the relays, then I would suspect that you have an issue in the motor itself. Probably something do do with the contacts which tell the control unit whether the headlights are up or down.

The good thing is that you can just drive with them up all the time until you fix this. It would be worse if it wouldn't go up when you need to have your headlights on.
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Re: 3gen left headlight always up

lol you can manually put them up and down with the little knob under the hood
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lol you can manually put them up and down with the little knob under the hood
Apparently that's what he's been doing. He's getting tired of doing that though. I'd just keep them up because I'm lazy lol.
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Apparently that's what he's been doing. He's getting tired of doing that though. I'd just keep them up because I'm lazy lol.
this!!! i'd just be like screw it i'll go to a junk yard....one day....next month....in a few years.....o look a squirrel
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