CCCUK logo

 Lancaster Insurance

Website Control

Recent threads

New Forum Posts

» Radiator options? by Nosheruk on Sat 02 Feb 19 20:38

» Corvette C6 Coupe Wanted by Carl on Fri 01 Feb 19 14:38

» New Website and Forum by roscobbc on Fri 01 Feb 19 13:13

» Donington Historic May 3/4/5 by JonnyC4 on Fri 01 Feb 19 05:50

» CCCUK Website and Forum by Rich on Wed 30 Jan 19 21:55

» C6 Z06 Flat battery by Tattooboy on Wed 30 Jan 19 13:35

» WANTED C5 third brake light unit by roppa440 on Wed 30 Jan 19 12:16

» South Central Midlands Breakfast Meet by Daytona Vette on Wed 30 Jan 19 11:08

» V55 question for imported C2 by kentvette on Wed 30 Jan 19 09:16

» Transport & tyre recommendations by Johnd on Tue 29 Jan 19 15:38

» Turn signal lever cars with cruise by phill78 on Tue 29 Jan 19 13:12

» New Series of Wheeler Dealers an 02 Z06?? by 5 USA on Mon 28 Jan 19 20:21

» Hilarious quote of the weekend..... by roscobbc on Mon 28 Jan 19 18:10

» yellow metalflake vinyl steering wheel by Daytona Vette on Mon 28 Jan 19 17:29

» 74 c3 for sale by MIT on Mon 28 Jan 19 06:44

» Cooling system pressure tester kits by rayquayle on Sun 27 Jan 19 13:18

» Paid up member by Nosheruk on Sun 27 Jan 19 08:52

» Drifting your Corvette by Mule on Sat 26 Jan 19 13:09

» Newbie with a 76 by DAN@ADRIAN FLUX on Sat 26 Jan 19 11:40

» Spotted some well-hidden Z06 (C5) wheels for sale on flea-bay by VetteWeekend on Fri 25 Jan 19 13:34

» What did you do with your Vette today? by Forrest Gump on Tue 22 Jan 19 23:20

» New Unexpected Owner of this C3!! by alexm on Tue 22 Jan 19 21:46

» Power Windows by Jimbo64 on Tue 22 Jan 19 17:40

» radio suppressor ??? by 5 USA on Tue 22 Jan 19 12:50

» Any interest in used Z06 suspension? by Sub8 on Tue 22 Jan 19 11:18

» Rear wheel bearing by Clive on Tue 22 Jan 19 08:11

» Help with newly acquired 72 350 Auto by Jimbo64 on Mon 21 Jan 19 18:31

» This seems very cheap for a C7 by roscobbc on Mon 21 Jan 19 17:28

» Indicator/hazards switch by vet80y on Mon 21 Jan 19 06:36

» Front end parts for a 1973 C3 Small Block Auto by Lomaximus on Sat 19 Jan 19 15:28

C2 - Headlamp Not rotating



Reply to topic
View previous topicEmail to a FriendPrinter FriendlyView next topic

Author

Message

Bowler

Club Member

Tue 17 Apr 18 08:09

C2 - Headlamp Not rotating


A query for the C2 gurus amongst us.... Confused

After standing all winter, I've discovered that the LH (near side) Headlamp unit on my 66 Convertible, will not now rotate.

When activating the (rotation) switch, I can hear the motor click, the lamp unit moves slightly, but after that it's dead

It's possible to manually rotate the headlamp (with the knob) but electrically it's doing nothing,. However the RH unit has no issues and all 4 headlights illuminate

Upon investigation, I've discovered that the torque reaction bracket, that is mounted between the motor body and the steel cross member (that is bonded into the GRP nose cone), is loose. This is because the bolt has sheared, leaving the thread embedded in the cross member

My gut feel is that the torque bracket is also an electrical connection, so that as soon as the motor moves, it twists the torque bracket away from the body and breaks the circuit, so the motor stops...

Questions

--> Has anyone heard of this before?

--> Will addressing the torque bracket fix the problem, or is it likely to be something else?

--> How can I get the broken fixing out out of the steel cross member?

--> If trying to address the broken fixing is a major issue due to access, is tack-welding it an option?

Thanks in advance for any help


--------------------
2003 Euro Spec Coupe.
1966 Convertible

I suffer from an addiction called CH³ No² - a disease with no known cure....

Reply with quote

JJVETTE

Addict

Tue 17 Apr 18 10:18

Re: C2 - Headlamp Not rotating


Hi Guy ,

I have asked a C2 Guru for info ...

as soon as I get an answer I will post it here .

Jeff

Reply with quote

L88

Club Member

Tue 17 Apr 18 14:29

Re: C2 - Headlamp Not rotating


The bracket is where the motor gets its neg from. Loose bracket =poor earth. Fatter self tapper or try with a lead from earth to motor housing.

Unlikely but it could be the limiter switch for that motor or of course it's died.

Something like this:

https://youtu.be/W08d4hpsDgI



Last edited by L88 on Tue 17 Apr 18 14:55; edited 1 time in total. [11 %]

Reply with quote

Bowler

Club Member

Wed 18 Apr 18 06:01


@ Jeff: Thanks for the offer of help

@ L88: Thanks Frank. As you can probably tell I suspected that it was a failed electrical connection with the bracket. My only real issue is now is how to try and drill the cross member in such an awkward position

Thanks again both. It is very much appreciated


--------------------
2003 Euro Spec Coupe.
1966 Convertible

I suffer from an addiction called CH³ No² - a disease with no known cure....

Reply with quote

Reply to topic
View previous topicEmail to a FriendPrinter FriendlyPrivate MessengerView next topic


Permissions

You cannot post new threads in this forum
You cannot reply to threads in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot add events in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum