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REQUIRES A CORE EXCHANGE OR CORE DEPOSIT.
3 YEAR WARRANTY
This listing is for one rebuild service for all 1988 through 1991 Buick Reatta headlight motors left/driver side or right/passenger side.
This listing is also for one rebuild service for all 1986 through 1991 Pontiac Sunbird and 1986-1989 Buick Skyhawk but only with option #1 (core exchange). I do not stock Sunbird and Skyhawk headlight motors at this time.
If you need both headlight motors rebuilt just select 2 items and I will assume you need 1 left and 1 right. Usually when one motor fails the other is not far behind. There is absolutely no aftermarket for these headlight motors and rebuildable core motors are very scarce. Rebuilding them is the only good option so please understand this before ordering and please remember to return your cores (with option 2) so I can continue to provide a low cost alternative to other Buick Reatta owners.
HEAVY DUTY GEAR UPGRADE STANDARD.......Rebuilding your OEM motors with a heavy duty CNC machined hard anodized aluminum gear (standard) is the best most cost effective method to solve your headlight motor issues. OEM motors are the best quality you will ever find but have one major weakness which is the nylon plastic gear assembly. My rebuild process addresses this problem by upgrading the gear to a CNC machined hard anodized aluminum gear which will correct this weakness. You will likely never have to worry about a stripped or broken gear ever again. You cannot buy a new or rebuilt motor with this heavy duty upgrade anywhere else but here!
You have 2 options to handle the core exchange for this item:
*OPTION # 1 CORE EXCHANGE.......After winning and paying for this item you can send your headlight motor core(s) and I will rebuild it and ship it back to you within 2 business days of receipt or send an already rebuilt replacement. Send your core motor to Attn. Stan Miller 56020 Farmington Drive, Middlebury, IN 46540. You will also receive a message after your purchase which will include the shipping address to send your cores.
**OPTION #2 REFUNDABLE CORE DEPOSIT(Buick Reatta only)......If you prefer to have the motor(s) shipped to you right away and then return your core(s) to me later please see my other listing that has the $75 per motor refundable core deposit included in the purchase price. The deposit will be promptly refunded back to your Paypal account (or credit card if payment is made by credit card) as soon as I receive your complete rebuildable core motor(s). The other listing includes a small fee to help cover additional eBay fees. If you prefer to avoid the fee you can purchase this listing and send a message or a note with your payment requesting option #2 and I will send you a separate PayPal invoice for the refundable core deposit. Also let us know which side you need if only purchasing one. For more information about core deposits and why they are necessary please review the information in the link below:
Your headlight motor will be completely disassembled and thoroughly cleaned, the brushes inspected for wear and replaced when necessary, the armature housing is bead blasted and repainted when necessary to remove all traces of rust, a new waterproof "HEADLAMP UP" decal installed, and all new gaskets and precision machined Delrin torque pins installed. The new torque pins are much better quality than the OEM pins which fail and end up being ground to bits inside the gear housing. The nylon gear is replaced with a heavy duty aluminum gear and properly lubricated with the correct OEM grease. End play is also adjusted and then the entire assembly is fully bench tested to assure your headlight motor is working perfectly and runs as quiet and smooth as when it was new! This service does not include the crank arm for the Reatta which is available new right here on eBay.
Please check my feedback and you will find many happy customers.
WARRANTY.......All my headlight motors come with a 3 year no hassle warranty. Keep your Paypal receipt for your records and if you have a problem with your motor within the warranty period just send it back to me and I will repair it and ship back to you within 2 business days or send a replacement.
Feel free to contact me through eBay messaging or at 574-596-6638 with your questions or concerns before bidding.
I have a 10 day handling time on my listing for those customers sending me their cores to be rebuilt but if you pay the core deposit your headlight motor will usually ship within 2 business days.
Beware eBay sellers selling used headlight motors that have not been rebuilt! If they are still working they won't be for long. After 20+ years they will soon fail for the same reasons as the one(s) you are trying to replace. That is why they do not warranty them or only warranty them for 14 days (Seriously 14 days!!!) In most cases my rebuild service is still cheaper than used motors.
NOTE>>> I want to buy your Buick Reatta headlight motor cores. If you have any and would like to sell I will give $50 each for them.