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It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

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Headlight Door Motor Replacement for 1989 Ford Probe L4-2.2LYourMechanic Price$223.29Shop/Dealer Price$275.24 - $388.62
Headlight Door Motor Replacement for 1991 Nissan 240SX L4-2.4LYourMechanic Price$263.51Shop/Dealer Price$326.47 - $482.54
Headlight Door Motor Replacement for 1992 Toyota Celica L4-1.6LYourMechanic Price$232.95Shop/Dealer Price$288.23 - $421.35
Headlight Door Motor Replacement for 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 V8-5.3LYourMechanic Price$215.12Shop/Dealer Price$265.97 - $385.74
Headlight Door Motor Replacement for 2000 Pontiac Firebird V8-5.7LYourMechanic Price$165.97Shop/Dealer Price$204.50 - $287.37
Headlight Door Motor Replacement for 2002 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 V8-8.1LYourMechanic Price$217.86Shop/Dealer Price$269.34 - $391.12
Headlight Door Motor Replacement for 2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 V8-5.3LYourMechanic Price$218.54Shop/Dealer Price$270.29 - $392.65
Headlight Door Motor Replacement for 1992 Pontiac Firebird V8-5.0LYourMechanic Price$176.93Shop/Dealer Price$218.25 - $309.38
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Headlight Door Motor Replacement Service & Cost

What is the Headlight Door Motor all about?

Your headlight door motor is what operates the raising and lowering of your headlight doors. It’s a single motor that is mounted just behind the center grille, wound with two field windings. The assembly contains internal limit switches and a worm gear drive. In most vehicles, there is a relay circuit breaker assembly immediately to the right of the steering column. In other vehicles, it is mounted on the fuse block.

When you turn on your headlights, the relay becomes energized, and the doors open. A limit switch stops power from going to the motor. When you turn off your headlights, the circuit is completed, the doors close, and another limit switch stops power from going to the motor.

Keep in mind:

  • Your headlights are an important safety feature, and should always be visible to oncoming traffic.
  • If your vehicle has been sitting for a long time, your headlight doors may open with difficulty, or not at all.
  • The problem could come from the relay or the entire motor.

How it's done:

  • The vehicles hood is opened and supported manually
  • The defective headlight door motor is removed
  • The new headlight motor is installed
  • The hood manual support is removed
  • The repair is verified and the headlight door motor is tested for proper operation

Our recommendation:

Due to the importance of your headlight doors, it’s essential that the headlight door motor works properly. If the vehicle has been sitting, repeatedly activating the switch may loosen the circuit and fix the issue. If that method doesn’t work, have one of our expert mechanics inspect and replace the headlight door motor if necessary.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Headlight Door Motor?

  • Headlight doors stay open
  • Headlight doors won’t close
  • Grinding noise when you try to open or close the headlight doors

How important is this service?

Headlight doors that won’t open can cause some serious trouble, especially if you are driving at night. Any problem with your headlights requires an immediate attention from one of our expert mechanics. This is a safety issue and one that should be dealt with as quickly as possible.

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Chris
6 years of experience
First time using this service and having service expert come to me. It worked out very well. Chris was very professional and patient even as I 'hovered' a little bit. Issue was resolved and within the estimated time. Very fair pricing and left a great impression.
2002 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - OIL PRESSURE SENSOR REPLACEMENT
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Frank
25 years of experience
Top service. Highly recommend Frank
2002 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER - CAR STARTER REPAIR
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Charles
20 years of experience
Came for an inspection regarding cupping on my SLK - Charles was on time and was very professional in his diagnosis (worn struts). Good service!
2012 MERCEDES-BENZ SLK350 - OTHER INSPECTIONS
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Paul
20 years of experience
He was very friendly and professional. He finished up early and explained everything to me very clearly. I am extremely happy with the job he has done!
2001 FORD EXPEDITION - SPARK PLUG REPLACEMENT
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ServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
Headlight Door Motor Replacement for 1989 Ford Probe L4-2.2LYourMechanic Price$223.29Shop/Dealer Price$275.24 - $388.62
Headlight Door Motor Replacement for 1991 Nissan 240SX L4-2.4LYourMechanic Price$263.51Shop/Dealer Price$326.47 - $482.54
Headlight Door Motor Replacement for 1992 Toyota Celica L4-1.6LYourMechanic Price$232.95Shop/Dealer Price$288.23 - $421.35
Headlight Door Motor Replacement for 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 V8-5.3LYourMechanic Price$215.12Shop/Dealer Price$265.97 - $385.74
Headlight Door Motor Replacement for 2000 Pontiac Firebird V8-5.7LYourMechanic Price$165.97Shop/Dealer Price$204.50 - $287.37
Headlight Door Motor Replacement for 2002 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 V8-8.1LYourMechanic Price$217.86Shop/Dealer Price$269.34 - $391.12
Headlight Door Motor Replacement for 2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 V8-5.3LYourMechanic Price$218.54Shop/Dealer Price$270.29 - $392.65
Headlight Door Motor Replacement for 1992 Pontiac Firebird V8-5.0LYourMechanic Price$176.93Shop/Dealer Price$218.25 - $309.38
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