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 Chicago.
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 Fiero Store;)
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.
Oil Change in a Pontiac Fiero
The Pontiac Fiero is just like any other sports car (or any other car) when
it comes to oil changes. Warm up the car, lift up the end where the engine
is, take out the oil pan drain plug, let the oil drain out, put the drain
plug back in, change the oil filter, refill with fresh oil.
I've been doing it myself ever since the car was new. The hardest part of
the whole procedure, over the last nearly 30 years, was filming the whole
thing for this video. If you're thinking of changing your Fiero oil
yourself, hope it helps.
SEVERAL, OR SHOULD I SAY LOTS OF PONTIAC FIEROS, AT THE DAYTONA SPRING
TURKEY RUN. THEY I THINK WERE ALL A PART OF A CLUB AND SOME OF THEM WERE
REALLY NICE! WHICH ONE WOULD YOU HAVE?
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Drama at the 2008 Fiero Reunion
There were many stories at the 2008 Fiero Reunion at the Marriott
Centerpoint in Pontiac, Michigan. Here are two. The parking space standoff
ended peacefully; they settled it like gentlemen; we would expect no less
of Fiero owners. Now, those Corvette, Solstice, Miata and Viper
ruffians.... well, you know THEM;-)
Grocery Capacity of a Pontiac Fiero, 2014 Edition!
Six-and-a-half years ago, I showed you how many grocery bags a Pontiac
Fiero can hold. That shopping trip was at Food-4-Less; this one is at
Wal-Mart. But it still hauls the goods, 35,000 miles later! And it still
holds more in its trunk than a Solstice or an MR-2!
If you don't have kids and aren't constantly hauling 4'x8' sheets of
plywood and sheetrock (and seriously, how many people are?), this, or any
other 2-seat sports car could be your only car. Back seats? Meh.
7 Cool Upgrades For Your Fiero
Black Top Racing is the new name of TLG Auto.
Find us at http://www.BlackTopUpgrades.com
Find these upgrades here: http://www.blacktopupgrades.com/fiero/
This video is the product of having people ask for a demonstration of the
center console subwoofer, mostly how it sounds, the fitment in the center
console and how close it gets to the driver's arm. Of course with any
camera-recorded music it doesn't quite do it justice, but we think you'll
be able to get a better idea of how well the subwoofer box works!
How to Adjust, Align, and Aim Headlights and Fog Lights PERFECTLY
Aiming your headlamps or adjusting your headlamps so the beams are in the
correct spot is important for visibility and so you do not blind other
drivers. This video shows you how to properly align headlights so that you
get the maximum lighting yet you wont blind other drivers. Using the
headlight adjustment screws and a wall you I give you the correct beam
distances that apply to almost every make and model!
Here is a specialized tool you can use to turn the adjuster screws:
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1984 Pontiac Fiero Supercharged V-8
A 1984 Pontiac Fiero witha blow V-8 stuffed in the back of it...It's street
Legal...I shot it at The Grand Rod Run 2012...CRAZY!!!..check it out!