Paul's Lowered Fiero Gt
Early spring quick video 1" drop with axis 19" wheels, watch a better edit
of this video on my page
1988 Fiero Formula headlights, parking lights, turn signals, hazard
Also, how to lock the headlights in the upright position. All you need to
do is pop them up, turn them off, and really quickly turn on the parking
lights before the lights go down.
Smokey Yunick 51 mpg Fiero
http://www.legendarycollectorcars.com This Fiero was modified by Smokey
Yunick and gets 51 mpg while going 0 to 60 in 5 sec. Why wasn't it ever put
into production? see more at www.legendarycollectorcars.com
Pontiac Fiero Gen. 1 Headlight Motor Repair - A Partial Victory
Worn limit switch brushes put a big fat asterisk on my repair of an almost
19-year-old Gen.1 Pontiac Fiero headlight motor that was running the
battery down because it would not shut off even when the headlights were
closed. I'll need to get a good limit switch assembly and install it in the
motor before I can call this one completely repaired.
The knob is still twitching and clicking for a few seconds after the motor
raises and lowers the headlights. But at least there's not that barely
audible "tick-tick" that was a sure sign that the motor was not shutting
off. In the three days the car was parked before I shot the end of this
video, the battery did not run down.
I'll also have to start haunting the salvage yards -- the '84-'86 Fiero
passenger side motor is the same as the '82-'86 Firebird driver's side
motor, and vice versa. Gotta love that GM parts bin.
fiero crash movie
video of my wrecked fiero
1988 fiero gt
from like 3 years or so ago.
Changing a Fiero Headlight
Coming home from my buddy's house in Grayslake Saturday night, a cop
stopped me and told me my passengers' side headlight was burned out. (High
beam, fine, low beam not working.) Fortunately, the Wal-Mart in Gurnee is
open 24 hours a day, and I was able to buy one before I drove back to
I replaced the old one Sunday afternoon. All those sounds you hear are
people leaving the 10:45am service at the church down the street and
arriving for the 12:45 service. Noisy, aren't they? :D
Changing a Fiero headlight is a little more difficult than changing the
usual sealed-beam headlight unit, since the Fiero has retractable
headlights, but only because the arm between the headlight motor and the
headlight assembly can trap your hand if you don't follow the directions in
the owner's manual. But it's no more difficult that changing one on
Firebirds and Corvettes of that era, or any other car with hidden
headlights, for that matter.
You people who have cars made since about 1986 and only have to replace a
halogen bulb can recuse yourselves. But you do have to worry about not
getting oils from your fingers on the bulb; it shortens the life of it. And
there is that little matter of water condensation inside the lens. And
yellowing and dulling that can only be gotten rid of by buffing compound
and elbow grease.
The job on the Fiero takes about 20 minutes, during which time I found that
the retaining spring that keeps the headlight unit from flopping around had
rusted and fallen off. It can wait until I have another order from the
Factoid: The first car sold in the U.S. since 1939 to have non-sealed-beam
headlights was the 1984 Lincoln Mark VII, which was all-new that year. The
law lifting the ban on non-sealed-beams was passed by Congress in 1984, but
because of engineering lead-times, they did not start appearing on other
cars sold here, (including other Lincolns), until 1986. It cost Lincoln a
pile of money, but they had two Mark VII headlight systems ready to go for
the '84 model year, depending on how Congress' vote went, simply because
they wanted the publicity value of being first out the gate.
1987 Pontiac Fiero GT LS1 5 Speed Cruisin The Coast 2014
A 1987 Pontiac Fiero GT that has has a LS1 and 5 speed Transmission stuffed
in it...yet it looks stock!...A total sleeper..And totally cool!!..Check it
out!!..Make sure you follow me so that you don't miss any of the awesome
videos I post daily!!!
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Replacing the Radio in my '84 Fiero
Step-by-step instructions. Just watch out for that rear triangular support
This video marks the debut of the retina-toasting video light, the lavalier
mike, and the camera-mounted external stereo mike.
Replacement Radios' website is:
Fiero Aerodynamics Experiment #5
This video shows you how the airflow is affected when you pop up the
headlights on a Pontiac Fiero. I should mention that my headlights are
low-profile. The stock headlights will pop up further, making the effect
As you can see, the airflow over the hood goes crazy when the headlights
pop up, and then smooths out again when they're retracted.
LED Brakes and Rear Blinkers for the Pontiac Fiero
Black Top Racing is the new name of TLG Auto.
Find us at http://www.BlackTopUpgrades.com
This is the second video of a 2-part series where Chris Nelson shows you
what you need to do in order to upgrade the rear lighting of your Pontiac
Fiero to LED. Specifically this video shows you how to install LED light
bulbs in your tail lights, and how they are better than the stock bulbs.
The Fiero LED Tail Light kit is here for both Notchback Models: