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Headlamp motor internals

Discussion in '456/550/575' started by mominayal, Jun 17, 2024.

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  1. mominayal

    mominayal Karting

    Feb 2, 2017
    Anyone know where I would be able to find a rebuild kit for the headlamp motors for my 456. They were getting stuck. We opened up the motors greased them up but now they’re dancing. Changed the relays with no benefit. Mechanic feels like the internal components are worn.

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  2. rviani

    rviani Karting

    Jun 22, 2005
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    Ron Viani
    i do not believe such a kit exists. However these mechanisms are very straightforward and there are several posts on here with pictures on doing a cleanup of the rotating sliding contact mechanism which controls the motion. You need someone who understands the circuit and can troubleshoot it properly.
  3. Qavion

    Qavion F1 World Champ
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    Feb 20, 2015
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    Ian Riddell
    Did you grease the motors or the gearboxes? The gearbox parts get corroded and sometimes the spring-loaded fingers break.

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    As Ron says, you have to clean up the disk and contact points. There are also diodes embedded in the outer rubber coating which fail, but I think if they fail, you get no motion at all (at least in one direction).

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