Upgrade your 84-86 headlight motor lift system to my all in one headlight motor controller kit.
You can no longer find new isolation relays. So I have developed a kit to replace the relays and the isolation relay in one sealed unit.
Some history of the 84-86 headlights:
Most that have headlight motor problems in their 84-86 Fiero want to blame the headlight motors. They replace them with rebuilt headlight motors but many times still experience the same problems. Some replace the relays but again still have the same problems. Why? The problem in most all cases is a diminished path for the voltage and amperage from the battery reaching the armature of the headlight motors. The armature is spring loaded and if it does not spin with enough strength and momentum it will not operate the contacts in the headlight motors correctly.
The path for the voltage from the battery and back (all the grounds) is a long one. As on any older vehicle, time takes it's toll on the wiring connections, grounds etc. There is never any one place to look. It starts at the battery terminal and little by little the voltage and amperage diminishes along the way. Slightly corroded connections in all the various connectors. Corroded grounds. Every marginal connection diminishes the voltage and amperage to the headlight motor armatures. By the time the voltage gets to the armatures in the headlight motors it can be seriously diminished.
How can the voltage make it to the headlight motors when they have to pass thru connections like this!!
The kit eliminates many of these marginal connections. You remove the isolation relay and the relays on each headlight bucket. My controller unit splices in to the wires from the factory wiring harness. I include butt splices with open centers so you can solder them and adhesive lined shrink tube to make solid water tight connections. My headlight motor controller unit is potted in a plastic box making it waterproof. My controller unit also has two ground wires coming out of it to insure an excellent ground. You splice on the new connectors to each headlight motor, again using butt splices and adhesive lined shrink tube. Once installed the largest part of the headlight control system is now all new and waterproof. Also incorporated into this new relay controller unit are snubbers for each headlight motor. What does a snubber do? It absorbs the arc you get every time the relays open thus reducing the degradation on the contacts in each headlight motor and the relays in my new unit.
This single unit replaces all three of the OEM relays (including the isolation relay).
Potted and completely waterproof.
Every unit is tested in my test device before it is shipped.
I drove down to Chicago and installed the first kit kit on an 84 Indy in the spring of 2017. It went in very well. Overall the installation was not too difficult. A link to a Utube video is below.
He tells me his headlights have never been that fast, smooth and quiet. :)
This new controller mounts on the drivers side headlight bucket where the old relay used to be.
|Included in the kit is a tool to use to raise and lower the headlight bucket as you work on it.
The kit includes all new water tight connectors. High temp split wire loom, Packet of dielectric connector grease, butt splices (with the open center so you can crimp and solder them), adhesive lined shrink tubing, hex sheet metal screws, solder, the special tool etc. This is a complete kit.
- Wire stripper/crimper
- Heat gun
- Wire cutter
- Soldering iron (40 watt is preferred)
- Socket set
- Reversable variable speed hand drill
Here is a step by step installation web page with pictures.
Took a long time to get to this point:
This kit does both headlight motors. You only need to order one kit per car.
NOTE: I would still like to install one more kit in someone's 84-86 Fiero. If you are willing to drive to my house just south of Milwaukee, WI let me know. It would be N/C.
Shipping: Shipping is $8.00 (Midwest USA)
Shipping to areas outside of the USA: Generally I ship postal air first class mail. Shipping varies depending on what country they are going to. It ranges from $16.50 to Canada to $24.00 or more to Australia etc.
Core requests: Stan Miller rebuilds many headlight motors. Stan has a hard time finding cores. If you have any old headlight motors or parts of headlight motors you do not need Stan will buy them from you. Contact Stan Miller at: email@example.com