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10/25/08 2:31pm - Original Message: 'Head Lights Raise Unevenly'
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edgwood, MD - USA

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1975 convertible,with the hard top and power streering.it a 350 L48 with auto trans. the color is light blue.

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 Is ther a valve between the head light acuators to raise the lights evenly.Or do I need to replace both acuators?
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10/25/08 3:25pm - Reply: 'Head Lights Raise Unevenly'
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, - Canada

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1972, 1980

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The headlight that is rising slowly, may have a seal leak or the lift mechanism may be sticking, the latest one I have done is completely new and the passenger's side is just a bit slower, is yours the same?
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10/25/08 3:31pm - Reply: 'Head Lights Raise Unevenly'
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Very rarely do they go up evenly,it's always a race to see which one gets to the top first,same thing when going down.there is no adjustment LOLShocked

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10/25/08 7:21pm - Reply: 'Head Lights Raise Unevenly'
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East Hanover, NJ - USA

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'68 Black Conv. Matching 327/300 4 Spd. P/S, P/B, P/W, Tele, A/C

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Rick,
 
My right headlight doesn't close or open until the other one is just about closed or open.
 
I'm just happy that they work.
 
Along with hot feet, leaks, etc., it adds to the charm of the C-3.
 
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10/25/08 8:06pm - Reply: 'Head Lights Raise Unevenly'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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10/25/08 8:10pm - Reply: 'Head Lights Raise Unevenly'
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1975 convertible,with the hard top and power streering.it a 350 L48 with auto trans. the color is light blue.

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 I agree with the charm of owning and driving a C-3. I get the idea that it's the norm for the ligths to open like they do. Thanks for the info.
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10/25/08 9:01pm - Reply: 'Head Lights Raise Unevenly'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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I agree, its just nice to have them work, because with these babies, no pop up means no light ( its a shame these cars don't have fog lights ).
 
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10/25/08 11:19pm - Reply: 'Head Lights Raise Unevenly'
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Twin Lakes, CO - USA

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SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
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"BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/285hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops

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Rack it up to the joys of vacuum.  The lights on "The Toy" pop up unevenly but they drop pretty much together.
 
The 'lectric lights on "The Beast" flip over almost exactly the same (especially after replacing the nylon bushings).


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10/26/08 9:50am - Reply: 'Head Lights Raise Unevenly'
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burleson, TX - USA

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78 silver anniversary L82 black int

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The timing problem may be in the relays, not the actuators. Try switching the relays and see if the problem reverses.  Also the lights will work just fine with one relay. You can Tee off of the two lines going to the actuators. I did this to my 78 and the lights popped up together. 
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10/26/08 11:18am - Reply: 'Head Lights Raise Unevenly'
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Greensburg, IN - USA

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Previous: 1984 Silver / Charcoal Coupe, 1988 Maroon Coupe / 1989 Artic White / Mod. Red Int. Coupe, Present:1976 Stingray Black / Black, Auto, 350 slightly modified (355 hp) Luxor Wires Redline Tires. / 2001 Speedway White Vert, Torch Red Int, LS1, Auto.

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[QUOTE=Jaws79] I agree, its just nice to have them work, because with these babies, no pop up means no light ( its a shame these cars don't have fog lights ).
 

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If the lights don't raise they still come on. Thats fog lights of some sort.....

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10/26/08 8:36pm - Reply: 'Head Lights Raise Unevenly'
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Eastern Oklahoma County, OK - USA

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1980 Black L48 T-Tops

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You can always reach up from underneath and raise them by hand, then lower them the same way.

It's a bit tricky, but not bad.  Can be dirty though, so if you're in your Sunday clothes, use a rag.




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10/27/08 12:49pm - Reply: 'Head Lights Raise Unevenly'
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Mounds View, MN - USA

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70 LT1 coupe, 69 350 HP coupe, 69 390HP 427 coupe, 71 LS5 convert, 85 coupe, 93 coupe

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A good cleaning and lubrication with white lithium on every moving part can help.  You can try switching hoses from side to side to see if it the relay or headlight and actuator.  

I agree with wanting them to work together.  I am kind of anal about those things, and spend way more time than is justified trying to get them as even as possible.

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10/28/08 11:32am - Reply: 'Head Lights Raise Unevenly'
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2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015. Sold 1982 Red Coupe

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I put a new actuator on the driver's side, now that is the slow one coming up.
They go down together pretty close.
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10/31/08 11:14am - Reply: 'Head Lights Raise Unevenly'
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Elma, WA - USA

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Red 1973 Convertible. L-48 Auto #'s matching Red 1970 LT-1 Convertible #'s matching

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My passenger side headlight reaches the top just before the drivers side.

Went for a drive 2 days ago and came home in the dark.
When I raised the headlights I remembered someone asking about that.

Like many others I am just glad they work at all! 

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10/31/08 11:39am - Reply: 'Head Lights Raise Unevenly'
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Eastern Oklahoma County, OK - USA

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1980 Black L48 T-Tops

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Have you changed the filter and check valve up by the firewall?  One is a thru (one end on each end, this one is white on my car) the other is two on one end, one on the other (this one is gold on my car).

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7/28/14 10:53pm - Reply: 'Re: Head Lights Raise Unevenly'
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Eagle Point, OR - USA

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74 Stingray Coupe, T-Tops, Matching Numbers L48/auto, Yellow w/ Black interior

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I have rebuilt/replaced my entire system and they don't go up at the same time, but they go up so I a happy camper..  they do close pretty much at the same time. Just glad they work finally!!
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8/30/14 6:18pm - Reply: 'Re: Head Lights Raise Unevenly'
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oakville, CT - USA

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1979 coupe and now 2007 c-6

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  I just happy they work  but I don,t drive at night  dwa

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8/30/14 9:42pm - Reply: 'Re: Head Lights Raise Unevenly'
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coral springs, FL - USA

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81 beauty all original (not anymore!!) Its more fun now!

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My C3 is a happy car and winks in a approval when we take a spin at night.
I have no plans on stopping her from flirting!


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8/31/14 11:57am - Reply: 'Re: Head Lights Raise Unevenly'
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Temple City, CA - USA

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1969 Daytona Yellow. 350 / Automatic.

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Having just worked through my wipers, I'm very thankful the headlights still come up and go down.  And yes, they do not work together.  Wink

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9/5/14 10:57am - Reply: 'Re: Head Lights Raise Unevenly'
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

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1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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My 1981 Shark is a very happy car also.  She likes to "wink" at all the others.  She is rather flurtatious!!!!

Dan da Man  LOL


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