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    Default Headlight sticking

    I have a 2006 xlr that a headlight is sticking. Is there anyway to lube the light. If so, what should I use?

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    its most likely gotten moisture in it and the motor is failing .That's what I have found on the ones I have seen. You can remove the light and the rear cover and wit ha long needle oiler may be able to get to the pivot points and drop a drop of any non petroleum based oil on it. Does it go ahead and move after a while or just stick and stop and not return to the neutral driving position? I would most likely If it breaks the ball socket you have problems as its not available and the only way to get into it it a total lens removal and rebuild. I believe if you unplug the wire to the little motor in the light you get a code on the dash. Pm me when yo ulook at it with more info and I will send you some photos of what you are looking for .

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    Thanks. It does work most of the time. I was out after dark and they stuck down and on dim I couldn't see to drive. I had to keep the lights on high beam. The next day I messed with them and they worked right most of the time. When I turned them off and back on they did move back to the neutral position. Thank you for your help.

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    A little confused! Does the headlight actually move? I ever noticed

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    On 2006 and later XLR's the headlights articulate.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyT View Post
    A little confused! Does the headlight actually move? I ever noticed

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    Thanks for the info. A friend has a 2007 that I’ll have to check out

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyT View Post
    Thanks for the info. A friend has a 2007 that Iíll have to check out

    2006 Cadillac XLR New Features, Changes, Deletions

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    you have two separate parts In the headlight A shutter that blocks part of the bulb which is just a solenoid actuator and a little motor that moves the lens (articulates)

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    Thanks for the update

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    It will be a while before I take the headlight out. When I get to it I will let you know what is going on. I appreciate your information. I've had the car for about 4 years and love it.

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    Default NMB Linear Actuator

    I made a NMB Linear Actuator driver that I hook up to the headlight plug. With a remote card, I can drive the headlight motor forward and back to check it without taking it out of the car. Customers don't pay me for a miss-diagnosis. NMB motor nested in a headlight; cool when they work but a dumb idea long term.

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