Kit includes two headlight bearings, two link assembly bushings (kidney bean), one hex bolt bushing, one clevis bushing, 4 headlight door & housing springs and two actuator link bushings; one for rear and one to be cut shorter for front link where springs hook. You will need one kit for each headlight.
Malfunctioning headlights and/or wiper doors are very common on 1968-1982 Corvettes. Though the system may seem to be very complicated at first glance, it is actually very simple and can be troubleshooted by any “do-it-yourselfer” with basic hand tools and one free afternoon. Usually dry or cracked vacuum hoses and actuator seals are your culprits. If they are original, they have experienced a great deal of heat from the engine over many years. Would you like more information on how to replace your Corvette’s old actuator seals? Read our technical article: “1968-1982 Corvette Headlight Repair“ at Corvette Magazine.com.
To get started read through a 1968-1982 Corvette Vacuum System Troubleshooting Guide that comes with illustrated diagrams and information necessary to diagnose your Corvette’s Vacuum System. The troubleshooting guide goes into great detail about the vacuum system and will eliminate just about any frustration brought on by malfunctioning wiper doors and headlights.
If you get into your Corvette’s Vacuum System Overhaul and have replaced all hoses, valves, seals, etc. and still have issues with the headlights or wiper door not working properly you may have a problem within your Corvette’s vacuum control subsystem. The troubleshooting guide will go into more detail about the control subsystem and operating subsystem, which will help you gain a better understanding of your entire Corvette’s vacuum system. After reading the vacuum troubleshooting guide you will be able to accurately diagnose any problems with your Corvette’s headlight or wiper door vacuum system.
There are six different Corvette vacuum system configurations for 1968-1982 Corvettes. Zip has all six broken down into easy to read diagrams with installation instructions. These come with every overhaul kit we sell, but you can also click below to download the vacuum system diagram you need for free.