APRIL 2018
you have problems with your C5 headlight(s) not elevating when you turn them on, there are two components that may be the problem, aside from blown fuses. The first is the headlight actuator which, although very seldom, can fail. The other, and most probable cause is a failure of the nylon headlight motor gear; especially if only one of the headlights fails to come up – then chances that the gear failure are almost a certainty. However, it can also be the headlight gear bumper; this part is rubber and, over time, may become brittle and fragmented, preventing the gear from meshing as it should. Since replacing the gear is a bit involved, we recommend that you upgrade to a bronze replacement gear. Our parts source was Ecklers Corvette.Here’s what you’re in for with this how-to project: