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post #1 of 3 Old 10-13-2015, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Headlamp pod motor.....get out of there

I need to change my RH pod lifting motor i have a RH drive 355....

I cannot do it from below the car...i have no lift.

Is it ok to remove the whole pod from the top of the car by undoing the 4 bolts that hold the whole thing to the car's frame?

Looks like once these bolts are released the pod with the motor and turnbuckle all come out as one piece from the top of the car...
Will remove the screen wash bottle to give me room to get to the bolts.

Is this correct?
Anything to watch out for?
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post #2 of 3 Old 11-01-2015, 09:07 PM
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Cant help on this one not done it yet. Please keep us in the loop.
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post #3 of 3 Old 11-04-2015, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cant help on this one not done it yet. Please keep us in the loop.
Yup
Removed whole pod from top of car...4 bolts easily seen after removing boot carpet liner
Had to get under the car, remove front small under panel and the battery wheelarch panel to disconnect/connect the wires.

Motor replaced with connecting rod and new pins/bushings for the pod
Use lots of masking tape around paintwork when removing/replacing pod.

Tip:

Before bolting on new motor to pod wire it up to the connectors and turn the headlights on and off...
Leave in OFF position (pods closed).

Now disconnect the motor from connectors and attach to pod...you now have the motor in the closed pod position...now you attach the connecting rod in its closed position...look at the other pod's connecting rod to see how this looks......and now both pods will work in unison.

If you don't ensure that the motor is in the closed position then there's a strong chance that when one pod is up the other is down.
If you do not put the connecting rod on in its closed position when the motor is in its closed position then the pod won't open fully which causes it to open and close continually!!

So....put the connecting rod in its closed position on a motor that is in its closed position and it will be fine.

Btw...new oem motors are a different design to original...they won't fit on the pod with the protective rubber boots as fitted to the original motors.

I sourced a used motor that works perfect as I wanted to fit the rubber boots of which the lower boot is a real pain to remove and to fit...it's not stretchy and is a tight, tight fit
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