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Old 02-13-2009, 10:05 AM   #1
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Default NA miata light won't pop up

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hit the switch to open the lights and you hear the "click" at each headlight but they won't open...

what's up with that?
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IIRC, there is a 30A fuse in the fuse box under the hood labeled retractor. More than likely that is the problem.
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if the fuse is blown then make sure nothing is jammed in either headlight
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driving at night is overrated
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wait, you hear a sound at the headlights themselves? can you open the lights manually with the **** on the top of each motor?

Headlight failures are usually either a fuse issue, a relay issue (the relay is under the dash on a 1.6. I would imagine it's in exactly the same place for a 1.8), or a motor.
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wait, you hear a sound at the headlights themselves? can you open the lights manually with the **** on the top of each motor?

Headlight failures are usually either a fuse issue, a relay issue (the relay is under the dash on a 1.6. I would imagine it's in exactly the same place for a 1.8), or a motor.
We can probably eliminate motor, seeing as they both are doing it and I can't imagine them both dying at exactly the same time, right?

And fuse is easy enough to test with a meter.
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that's why it's at the end of my short list.

My money's on the fuse or the relay.
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right.
it's a 1.8
headlights open with the round ****/manually...just fine, no sticking issues
i'll check the fuse out.
yes, they make a subtle "click" sound at each headlight when the headlight door switch is pressed.
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