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944 headlight system problem

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Old 10-03-2012, 10:06 PM
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Can someone tell me what direction the popup headlight motor should turn.

I watched the action on YouTube and it looks like CCW when looking at the motor from the output shaft (standing on the left and looking across the hood to the right side).

Here is the problem. Using the 944 electrical schematics I have the motor turning CW. Of course, the headlights do not raise and lower correctly. When I turn the motor the way shown in the video it works great.

I know people are thinking I hooked it up wrong but when you look at the schematics there is only one way the motor should turn and stop at the two locations (up and down). I was able to make the motor run the correct direction by putting +12 V to the brown wire and activating the two cycles by running the gray and red/green wires to ground but that is not the way the schematic works and it will not work when the motor it connected to the chassis because the brown wire is connected to the motor case.

Here is the real head scratcher - I have two motors (the old one that the shop thought was bad and the new, rebuilt motor). They both turn the wrong way?

Am I missing something? Is there a way to make it go CCW? Do I have to take the motor apart and change it there? This is a real brain pain. Any help would be appreciated.
 
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