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Dorman - Help Headlamp Lift Motor Gear

Part No. 42400 Warranty Details  

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Our Headlight Motor Gear is engineered for affordability and convenience. Save time by replacing only the Motor Gear - not the entire headlamp motor. Replacement restores headlight operation.

Product Features:
  • Durable nylon construction for a long-lasting service life
  • A necessary safety item for nighttime visibility
  • Direct replacement for a proper fit
  • An essential replacement item for passing state inspection
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Dorman - HelpHeadlamp Lift Motor Gear
 
2.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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1.0

absolute junk...didnt last 6 months

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from pittsburgh pa

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Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy Design

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dorman - Help Headlamp Lift Motor Gear:

      dont buy this...it didnt even last 6 months...maybe opened closed light 30 times...then stripped...

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      (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Poor Quality Plastic; Didn't Last

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      from Clovis, NM

      Pros

        Cons

        • Cheap Plastic

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          Comments about Dorman - Help Headlamp Lift Motor Gear:

          I understand that the original GM plastic gears typically last for 5 years because they're a HEAVY DUTY plastic. These DORMAN aftermarket plastic gears lasted me 5 weeks. They're made of extremely cheap quality plastic. Multiple sources online sell Brass or Aluminum replacement gears. I just replaced the cheap (now stripped out) DORMAN plastic gears with BRASS gears; I should have done this from the get-go.

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          (7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I would buy this product again

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          from Fort Myers FL

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          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Economical

          Cons

          • Needs lubricant with it

          Best Uses

          • Replacement

          Comments about Dorman - Help Headlamp Lift Motor Gear:

          Internet, easy way to find purchase and pick up my part.

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          (5 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Saved Money!

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          from Michigan

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          Pros

          • Easy To Install

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              Comments about Dorman - Help Headlamp Lift Motor Gear:

              This item restores the headlight motor to factory condition. Once you get past the fact that you need to "break" open the gear housing and then re-epoxy it back together, it's really not that hard to rebuild one of these headlight motors. Bad original design of GM-having a metal worm gear drive on a plastic gear- causes these to fail but this original replacement plastic gear should last awhile anyways. Other options are available on the web for a hardened aluminum or brass gear but are 3x the price. Note: Make sure you don't get the grease on the surface to epoxy and use clamps until it dries COMPLETELY. Also pinch the motor housing tabs tightly with channelocks to stop wobbly motor.

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                Are the 3 bushings included with the gear?
                Asked on 8/9/2012 by Diz from Warren, OH

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                  This Dorman - Help Headlamp Lift Motor Gear (Part No. 42400) does not include the bushings. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                  Answered on 8/9/2012 by Steve from AAP
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