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Left headlight- Does not fully open (1/5)
 2/10/19 8:35pm
JC VETTE 70
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, - Canada

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Re: Left headlight- Does not fully open (2/5)
 2/10/19 9:27pm
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Overland Park, KS - USA

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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.


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It could possibly be a leaky diaphragm or bad valve.

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Re: Left headlight- Does not fully open (3/5)
 2/11/19 6:13pm
BillHanna
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If just one is not opening all the way, it is likely a bad sealing rubber in the actuator.  Rebuild kits are available.  The hardest part is probably getting the actuator out of the car. . .
Just the actuator rod seal is less than $10.00 (you'll also probably need the dust seal and crimp washer as well).  The entire actuator assembly is about $75.00.
 
Here is a link to the rebuild kit for both sides:  http://www.corvetteamerica.com/part/43463?learnmoreid=258



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Re: Left headlight- Does not fully open (4/5)
 2/11/19 7:22pm
Re: Left headlight- Does not fully open (5/5)
 2/11/19 10:51pm
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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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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Make sure the linkage(s) on the headlight mechanism are all properly lubricated, also. A sticky/draggy linkage can keep the pod from fully extending. Thumbs Up

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