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Jalpa Headlight problem

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On 8/17/2019 at 5:26 PM, finkiedog said:

Have an 86 Jalpa and the drivers headlight wont pop up. Is there a fuse or a fix that can happen? How do I remove the headlight motor?

Have you checked all the fuses? It could be that, could be bad wiring, could be a bad motor. Lot's of potentials here. 

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I haven't been on here in quite some time, but I'm back.

So a couple things:

The jalpa headlight motors are basically fiat x1/9 motors.  They're a bit odd the way they work but there's a few things to keep in mind here.

On the 4 wires on each motor, you will have 1 relay per headlight, and you will have a diode per headlight.  The diodes are in the fuse box, and the relays are near the motor.  The headlight motor is kind of a bear to get out, you'll need to remove the headlight lamp, so that you can access the rods, and disconnect them, so that you can get to the bolts that hold it in (10mm).  

In the case of it not coming up, you could be dealing with a bad ground to the relay itself.  However, it's also possible it could be a diode.  You could narrow this down by swapping a good known diode from the other headlight motor to the diode in the fusebox for that motor and see if it changes, same with the relay.  

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4 hours ago, Kerplop said:

I haven't been on here in quite some time, but I'm back.

So a couple things:

The jalpa headlight motors are basically fiat x1/9 motors.  They're a bit odd the way they work but there's a few things to keep in mind here.

On the 4 wires on each motor, you will have 1 relay per headlight, and you will have a diode per headlight.  The diodes are in the fuse box, and the relays are near the motor.  The headlight motor is kind of a bear to get out, you'll need to remove the headlight lamp, so that you can access the rods, and disconnect them, so that you can get to the bolts that hold it in (10mm).  

In the case of it not coming up, you could be dealing with a bad ground to the relay itself.  However, it's also possible it could be a diode.  You could narrow this down by swapping a good known diode from the other headlight motor to the diode in the fusebox for that motor and see if it changes, same with the relay.  

I was going to say..."he lives" lol, welcome back.

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6 hours ago, Destructo said:

I was going to say..."he lives" 

Kinda :P

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