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Old 09-10-2018, 04:40 PM   #1
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Headlight motor for 1989 240SX

The headlights on this 1989 240SX (55,000 miles) are both stuck in up position. The guy that sold it to us said it's been that way for a few years and said it need headlight motors.

I found it odd that BOTH are up and that both motors went bad at the same time. So I got a 9 volt battery and disconnected the wires. Then tried to mess with the motor, and it started to move back down. Then my son pushed a button on the dash and it went back up. so I know the motors are good.

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1) How does it go back down? Push the button on the dash again? (that didn't work when we tried it)

2) I saw a video that said to clean the contacts in the turn signal switch.
Is this a common problem? Does turning the light off on the turn signal make it go down?

3) Where can I find a electrical diagram of this section. Is there a relay for up and another relay for down?
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I cant answer on the operation of the S13 headlight buttons, however here is a useful link to the FSM's. The search button yields many answers...

http://zilvia.net/f/showthread.php?t=431245
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Old 09-10-2018, 08:31 PM   #3
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WELL!! This is a BIG help! I just got in from working on the switch that was inside the steering column and that was not the problem.

Quickly looked at the link you provided and I see there is a "Retract Relay" on the diagram.

Too tired to try figuring where those relays are, but I will look over every thing tomorrow!

Thanks again for this link!
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WOW... this is weird!!

After looking at the wiring diagram, I went to work on the car. I can disconnect the wires to the light motors and make BOTH light go up and down.

I tested all the relays and they work.

I cleaned the contacts in the turn signal and put it back on.

Once again lights go up, but not down!

Any ideas??
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check for continuity along the wires now...
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UGH !!!! Well at least I just have to figure which wires control the down movement...
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