Front drivers side headlamp motors

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Front drivers side headlamp motors

Postby kevin31157 » Wed 12.04.2017, 19:04

Hi all,
Just a quick question. Had my nearside headlight motor bushings changed recently due to the usual non popup problem and printed off the instructions regarding the process of getting the motor out etc. Now i find the drivers side has the same problem and wish i`d done them both at the same time. On the printout i have it indicates that when doing the drivers side the process is easier than the nearside but doesnt say why. Can anybody please tell me how it is easier?
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Re: Front drivers side headlamp motors

Postby simonbuk » Wed 12.04.2017, 19:24

I've done both and started on the near side. Can't remember why it was different, maybe something to do with getting it out or back in ? As I can't remember much difference can't have been too much of a problem ?!
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Re: Front drivers side headlamp motors

Postby Giniw » Wed 12.04.2017, 19:31

I think it's because one side is supposed to be more accessible than the other, but it's not related directly to the headlamp motor.
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Re: Front drivers side headlamp motors

Postby kevin31157 » Wed 12.04.2017, 19:45

OK, thanks, i wondered if it wouldve been possible to remove the motor without having to go under the wheel arch again, but i`m guessing still going to have to do this.
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Re: Front drivers side headlamp motors

Postby Steve A » Wed 12.04.2017, 20:39

kevin31157 wrote:OK, thanks, i wondered if it wouldve been possible to remove the motor without having to go under the wheel arch again, but i`m guessing still going to have to do this.


There's no getting away from it Kev :roll: watch the you tube video and all will become much simpler :wink:
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Re: Front drivers side headlamp motors

Postby Fredjohn » Sun 18.02.2018, 14:22

Took my driver's side headlamp motor off and apart today: full of ground up plastic bits as per expectations.

New kit to be ordered from Wayne: Wayne email/PM on it's way.

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Driver's (UK) side is easier because 1) the gear is easier to put back in as the lip is on the outside of the worm gear, not inside and 2) mounting bolts are slightly more accessible, but still need to remove wheel arch liner.
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Re: Front drivers side headlamp motors

Postby Fredjohn » Wed 28.03.2018, 18:29

All sorted. Wayne's bits fitted, motor re-installed and both pods working and co-ordinated first time :D :D :D

Still got 3 remaining plastic drive connectors to do LHS when that fails : (working on the basis of IIABDFI)
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