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4/23/11 10:25pm - Original Message: 'One Headlight won't stay up'
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Poquoson, VA - USA

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73 Conv, Blue-Green/White Top - 454, M21 - Dark Saddle Leather, Power Windows, A/C, Tilt/Tele, AM/FM St. (orig. and sounds like it too).#2 -- 2007 Coupe,3 LT package, Z51 option, Victory Red, Ebony Int. Clear Top.

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Not sure if this is right forum...
One headlight will not stay up all the way and when i pull it up.. it doesn't lock in like the other side..


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4/24/11 12:33am - Reply: 'One Headlight won't stay up'
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Woodland, WA - USA

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1977 T-Top,350,Auto Black Ruby Pearl,Steeroids R&P conversion

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Sounds like the headlight acuator pm me with your Email I can send you a pdf file for troubleshooting your vacum headlights

This might help to check components just incase for something mechanical
 
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4/24/11 7:58am - Reply: 'One Headlight won't stay up'
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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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I would start by checking the vacuum lines for leaks. The troubleshooting guide will walk you through this.

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4/24/11 10:36am - Reply: 'One Headlight won't stay up'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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If you pull it all the way up and it doesn't lock in, chances are one or more of the springs is broken...gonna have to get down there and have a look-see from underneath.

In Bob's above link/diagram, the springs are labeled, "Link spring" and "Housing spring".


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4/24/11 9:37pm - Reply: 'One Headlight won't stay up'
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73 Conv, Blue-Green/White Top - 454, M21 - Dark Saddle Leather, Power Windows, A/C, Tilt/Tele, AM/FM St. (orig. and sounds like it too).#2 -- 2007 Coupe,3 LT package, Z51 option, Victory Red, Ebony Int. Clear Top.

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Thanks guy's I will be checking it out right after I replce power steering pump....
Just before this happened the  headlight warning light was staying on... so i guess it was getting ready or had already started. At least now i know where that switch is
I guess I shoild check vacuum at those lines first...


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4/24/11 10:11pm - Reply: 'One Headlight won't stay up'
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If all that fails you might try some VIAGRA LOLLOL

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4/26/11 12:04pm - Reply: 'One Headlight won't stay up'
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73 Conv, Blue-Green/White Top - 454, M21 - Dark Saddle Leather, Power Windows, A/C, Tilt/Tele, AM/FM St. (orig. and sounds like it too).#2 -- 2007 Coupe,3 LT package, Z51 option, Victory Red, Ebony Int. Clear Top.

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[QUOTE=Adams' Apple]If you pull it all the way up and it doesn't lock in, chances are one or more of the springs is broken...gonna have to get down there and have a look-see from underneath.

In Bob's above link/diagram, the springs are labeled, "Link spring" and "Housing spring".
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You hit it Joel... Sho-nuf... one link spring is broken.
Thanks Guy's... and Bob that is a great diagram for future use...




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4/26/11 1:35pm - Reply: 'One Headlight won't stay up'
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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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Yup, us C-3 people seem to have a common problem.  Sometimes we can get it up but it just does not to stay up.  Sometimes it is a spring problem but we are all not spring chickens anymore!!  Sometimes it ends up being a simple vaccume problem.  At the moment my nose is running and I cannot seem to be able to catch it!!  See you all in Effingham!!
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8/28/11 4:30pm - Reply: 'Re: One Headlight won't stay up'
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FLORISSANT, MO - USA

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i have the same issues with my 73 right side goes up/down no problem, but drivers side sometimes!!! 

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