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How much does Headlight Door Motor Replacement cost?

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.

Car Labor Cost Parts Cost Estimate Average Dealer Price Savings
2006 Ford Expedition $70.00 $143.98 $214 $251.48 14%
2008 Dodge Ram 2500 $70.00 $143.98 $214 $251.48 14%
2010 Hummer H3T $70.00 $143.98 $214 $251.48 14%
2010 Nissan Altima $70.00 $100.78 $171 $208.28 18%
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty $70.00 $143.98 $214 $251.48 14%
2010 Lexus LX570 $70.00 $197.09 $267 $304.59 12%
2011 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $70.00 $143.98 $214 $251.48 14%
2005 BMW 325xi $112.00 $143.98 $256 $315.98 18%
2004 Maserati Quattroporte $70.00 $207.70 $278 $315.20 11%
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Headlight Door Motor Replacement Service

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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Recent Headlight Door Motor Replacement reviews

Robert

27 years of experience
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Robert
27 years of experience
Robert is an ace mechanic. He did a great job for me. He has all of the qualities you want in a mechanic and advisor. In the army I had a vehicle maintenance platoon the repaired vehicles in difficult field conditions. I valued a competent professional. I would have been proud to have Robert in my platoon under combat conditions.
2001 AUDI A6 QUATTRO - WARNING LIGHT IS ON INSPECTION - SAN JOSE, CA

Harish

19 years of experience
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Harish
19 years of experience
I will definitely be using YourMechanic Services for my vehicle repairs because of my experience with Harish. He was polite and professional. Took great care of my corvette!
2002 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - HEADLIGHT DOOR MOTOR - CHARLOTTE, NC

Clifton

26 years of experience
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Clifton
26 years of experience
Thanks Clifton you have done a great job.
2004 CHRYSLER PACIFICA - TRANSMISSION SPEED SENSOR - PINEWOOD, SC

Ernest

21 years of experience
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Ernest
21 years of experience
I am very grateful of the result, as well as his service
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