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my VL CALAIS headlight thingys wont flip up!! ggrrr

Discussion in 'VL Holden Commodore (1986 - 1988)' started by tipsiegypsie, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. tipsiegypsie

    tipsiegypsie Guest

    Hey everyone,

    I need a little help, my boyfriend (fazz) and I have tried everything we can think of to get my stupid headlight things to flip up :bang: and i we can hear the motor working and junk but im stuck and its the last thing i need to do before i can get it back on the road!! would appreciate any and all help!! thanks
     
  2. VL Berlina 5speed

    VL Berlina 5speed Apprentice Panel Pusher

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    i dont know much about the calais lights but the obviuse thing is that is the rod fromt he motor to the light connected or broken, and if you got problems gettign them up try rasing them manually, think it say you can do it in teh manual
     
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    Take The Whole Nose cone off and Lub up all the linkages 10mm ratch check the relay near the battery 30A umm if that fails ebay for a new Motor as theh wreckers dont have these anymore Becoz i have them all !!!! i Have 7 full Front ends Good Luck With that yeah
     
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    fazz1977 myspace.com/fazz_himself

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    Motor works sweet, it's just missing something somwhere, and I ain't getting in the gravel and having a look-see.

    When she's up on ramps or something and on concrete I'll have a look.

    Thanks for the input y'all.

    Nice pic Tipsie... hehehe, and the rims from that car live on on my VP!!!
    xoxox
     
  5. tipsiegypsie

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    :bang: dont worry i'll get under and have a look because that the only thing left to do so i can get the RWC, thanks for your help everyone :w00t:
     
  6. fazz1977

    fazz1977 myspace.com/fazz_himself

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    Gotta check that trans fluid leak too. That worries me because I can't find it.
     
  7. tipsiegypsie

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    Yeah will do, im just going to wash the engine and put some carboard under the car and find it that way :p in the mean time im just going to keep topping it up lol
     
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    my pop-ups seized up on me once when i had them on. We just turned the manual control for them and if u wind it up it should quickly spring bak around to its normal spot. We did that 2 or 3 times then all of a sudden Bzzzzz they just came up by them selfs. Check your fuses and all that too but if u can hear the motor workin then is a motor problem not an electrical problem
     
  9. tipsiegypsie

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    awesome!! well we can hear the motor turn on and stuff so thats good to know!! im printing out all the info everyone has given me and i'm going to spend time on the car this weekend!! :bow: thanks alot guys you have all been really helpfull! hopefully one day i can help you all out hehehe
     
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    fazz1977 myspace.com/fazz_himself

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    When Tipsie and I were fiddling with that stuff (again... GRRRR, f**kin old cars) last weekend we got the motor working. The little ribbed (for lack of a better word) section that the arm attaches to the motor with seems to spin freely. The eyelids try to go up and down but can't due to lack of friction and torque on the control arms.

    Can we get the little bit or do I have to replace the whole motor?
     
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    Stewart1000 work done by ME

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    just get any bit of metal, cut it to size and drill out the holes, if it needs bending hats fairly easy too, just need a hammer, dont get new anything
     
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    fazz1977 myspace.com/fazz_himself

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    Cheers mate!

    No doubt I'll be working on it this weekend.
     
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    walesy Aint no family cruiser!!!

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    did they actully say the have to come up before they would pass you? i disconected the power to mine coz i hate the look of them up
     
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    Victoria is weird like that. If it's on the car it has to work. No if's, no but's.
     

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