Cardone Reman Headlight Motor 49-101 - Read 1 Reviews on Cardone Reman #49-101

Cardone Reman Headlight Motor

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Part Number: 49-101
Features & Benefits

A1 Cardone remanufactured headlamp motors are engineered and remanufactured to meet or exceed OEM performance. Original design weaknesses are corrected to make a longer lasting product. Cardone engineers use the latest in technology and innovation to create high value at a low cost, providing a quality product both you and your vehicle can rely on.

  • Improved over original performance, gears are redesigned with a stronger, less brittle material than O.E. to prevent premature wear, striping and breakage
  • Each unit is 100% tested at 3 points in the remanufacturing process for guaranteed performance
  • Every motor is assembled with the precise amount of lubricant to ensure quiet operation and long life
  • Motor magnets are 100% recharged for superior performance and reliability
  • All critical bearings are relubricated or replaced to extend product life
  • Guaranteed fit and function
Product Details
Part Number: 49-101
Weight: 2.50lbs
Additional Contents: Instruction Sheet
Connector / Terminal Configuration: Pin
Item Grade: Standard Replacement
Product Condition: Remanufactured
Shipping Information: Overnight and Two Day shipping are not available for PO Box, APO/FPO/DPO or US Territory addresses.
This product may be shipped directly by the vendor to any eligible US addresses, excluding APO/FPO/DPO or US Territory addresses.
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    Cardone Reman Headlight Motor


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    BEWARE: This part may be wired backwards inside the motor

    The wire leads on this part are gray and green underneath the black paint on them if part is remanufactured. Using a small 12V battery and a couple of wire leads, connect the positive lead to the green wire; negative to gray. If the motor is wired correctly on the inside, the spindle should rotate clockwise. When reversed (positive to gray; negative to green), the spindle should rotate counter-clockwise. The motor actually works by reversing the polarity like this, thus the spindle rotates in one direction to open/raise the headlight and the other to close.

    The problem with this remanufactured part is that Cardone has apparently wired some (perhaps many) of these backwards inside the motor. This means that when connecting the positive lead to the green wire and negative to gray (as above), the spindle rotates counter-clockwise - not clockwise like it should. Similarly, when reversed (positive to gray; negative to green), the spindle rotates clockwise - not counter-clockwise like it should. The result is that once this defective remanufactured part is installed, the headlight is raised when the lights are turned off and lowered when you turn them on. The headlight itself works properly, but it is completely useless if the headlight is on and the door is closed.

    I have exchanged 2 of these at AutoZone so far (and counting), and if I receive yet another that still does this when tested, I am inclined to think Cardone may need to recall them - all of them - and retest each, repairing as needed. Already growing weary of exchanging these, I am also inclined to just reverse the wires myself so the damn thing works correctly.

    Only 1 star since I'll have to fix a part I purchased in good faith just to get it working. Best to test this thing first rather than waste time installing it only to find out then. I suspect many of these may be reverse-wired like this. Part is a passenger side replacement but it operates like a driver side motor.

    Pros: can at least be fixed by reversing the wires

    Cons: works, but spindle rotates in the wrong directions

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