Pelican Parts
Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   Pelican Parts Forums > Porsche Forums > Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Registered User
 
944play's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Oakley
Posts: 60
lazy headlights

the problem is my head lights wont go up. I can see the light shooting at the ground so i know there on, and i put in new headlight fuse and i flip the switch and nothing. its not like the motor is struggling either it worked fine before, so what could it be? any suggestions to cure my problem??
__________________
`83 944
GTS Pearl BLue (Sold)
`86 944
with Momo accents
Old 05-12-2003, 08:02 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
944play's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Oakley
Posts: 60
another weird thing, if the switch is on, and I pull to flash the brights, while i am pulling the lights will come up. But if I am not pulling on the lever the lights go out and they stop coming up dead in their tracks. This seems like a unique problem and is leaving me puzzled.....
__________________
`83 944
GTS Pearl BLue (Sold)
`86 944
with Momo accents
Old 05-12-2003, 08:18 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)
Ornery Bastard
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 2,872
Motor relay?
__________________
Shifting is an art. Learn it, love it, live it.
---------
Silver 1998 Volvo S70 T5 <- Daily (Anja)
Guards Red 1986 951 <- Seattle car (Gretchen)
White 1976 914 2.0 F.I. <- Prodigal car, traded away then brought back again (Lorelei)
Old 05-12-2003, 08:20 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
944play's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Oakley
Posts: 60
Do you mean the headlight washer realy? Or is there a relay strictly for the headlight motor?? if there is a headlight motor relat, where is it?

thanks
__________________
`83 944
GTS Pearl BLue (Sold)
`86 944
with Momo accents
Old 05-12-2003, 09:08 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #4 (permalink)
Burn the fire.
 
Brando's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 5,995
Garage
is it just me... or do my headlights (when up) just shine more on the ground under me than the ground in front of me? I have to drive with the foglights on to see the ground ahead...
__________________
[x] Working | [_] Broken: 2017 Victory Octane
[x] Working | [_] Broken: 2005 Ram 1500 SLT w/5.7L Hemi

"Drive it like you stole it."
Old 05-12-2003, 09:24 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
todwic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: 3rd plane of Hades
Posts: 2,502
Garage
Send a message via AIM to todwic Send a message via Yahoo to todwic
on the headlight motor, wiggle the connections with the switch on and the key on, see if they pop up.
__________________
*Disclaimer: The person above is actually dumber than he appears.
my web site Torque values maintainance and repairs lots of my rebuild pics weights and measurements
'84 944 auto/ps/ac/cc
'86 951
Providing ignorance one post at a time.
Old 05-12-2003, 11:46 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #6 (permalink)
 
Registered User
 
SidVicious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 295
I had that. It was the headlight motor relay. Cost like $10.
__________________
89 951
Old 05-13-2003, 05:11 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #7 (permalink)
Ornery Bastard
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 2,872
Quote:
Originally posted by Brando
is it just me... or do my headlights (when up) just shine more on the ground under me than the ground in front of me? I have to drive with the foglights on to see the ground ahead...
There are aiming adjustment screws for the headlights, their locations are in the owner's manual. I had to adjust my headlights up a little bit when I first got my car. Really easy to do except that the screws are hard to turn because they have probably never been adjusted before.

Regarding the relay, yes there is a relay strictly for the headlight motor. On my '87 924S that relay is mounted directly beside the motor under the rubber cover that also covers the motor. I would assume that it's in the same place on the 944.

Aaron
__________________
Shifting is an art. Learn it, love it, live it.
---------
Silver 1998 Volvo S70 T5 <- Daily (Anja)
Guards Red 1986 951 <- Seattle car (Gretchen)
White 1976 914 2.0 F.I. <- Prodigal car, traded away then brought back again (Lorelei)
Old 05-13-2003, 09:27 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #8 (permalink)
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:08 AM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.