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Electric Conversion Kit - Grille / Headlight Eyelid Door - w/ Rebuilt Motors - New ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar

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    Electric Headlight Door Opening Conversion 1967 and 1968 Mercury Cougar

    As installed on Stacey David's Mercury Cougar V8 Interceptor from Gearz TV!

    Due to overwhelming demand, WCCC is now able to offer a 1967 - 1968 Cougar Electric Headlight Door conversion kit. This kit will replace the old, tired, vacuum system that likes to leak and wear out.

    This kit consists of driver and passenger side electric actuator assemblies (remanufactured 1989 - 1992 Ford Probe motors) with a fused wiring loom and relay for easy installation. Includes detailed instructions. Simply remove all existing vacuum components and replace with this kit to have headlight covers that work under any conditions with the car running or not.

    NOTE: We also have a kit with good used electric motors as a cost-saving option.

    If you have a high performance engine with low vacuum, this is a must have kit for your Cougar.

    Actuator Heim joints are fully adjustable to keep your grille and headlight lids nice and straight without slack. Another advantage of this electric system is that it doesn't put constant pressure on your grille like the original vacuum system does.

    These kits have a 3 year full warranty against manufacturer defects.

    We can offer you in store credit on working clean take off parts. You can get up to $150 credit for them. We can credit you for the actuator(s), hose kits and 1967 solenoids. If your car is a rare model we suggest you hang on to them as it may mean something to the next owner to have the original parts.

    We've had questions about what body plug to use when getting rid of the vacuum hoses and converting to the electric headlights. You can click on the link in the video, or get it here.

    Check out our video below showing how to install this kit:

    Check out our installation video below to see how these are installed on a '67 or '68 Cougar.


    1. Unplug headlights

    2. Remove clips on vacuum motor arms to headlight doors.

    3. Remove 2 springs on each headlight door (4 total)

    4. Remove 4 bolts holding the center grill panel to the hood latch support.

    5. Remove 4 bolts holding right and left grill sections to hood latch support.

    6. Remove 2 nuts on back of each grill, located on bottom middle and end of grill (4 nuts

    total)

    7. Remove bolt on top of grill under the fender extension pass driver (2 bolts)

    8. Cover bumper, stone guard, carefully remove bolt on top of center of grill, holding on

    to grill, (may require 2 people) do this for passenger and driver sides.

    9. Unplug vacuum hoses from motors, remove 2 nuts holding each vacuum motor (4 nuts,

    bolts total) Remove motors.

    10. Disconnect vacuum hose at intake manifold and install a plug.

    Optional- Remove all vacuum hoses and vacuum reservoir under driver fender.

    11. Motor arms should be lined up in the area painted gray on the motor mount and

    motor arm. DO NOT connect any wires to power at this point, the motor could

    rotate automatically.

    12. Mount electric motor with mount on driver side, using original holes for vacuum

    motor. Push motor completely to rear then tighten nuts.

    13. Mount pass motor mount in original vacuum motor holes, mark 3rd hold and drill a

    5/16 hole, tighten nuts.

    14. Run wire harness to each motor, relay could be mounted on drivers or pass

    fenderwell. DO NOT connect any wires to power yet.

    15. Reinstall grills in reverse order, adjust headlight cover bumpers all the way in, do not

    reuse springs, they are no longer needed.

    16. Ensure the headlight covers are aligned, with the covers closed, check the gray mark

    on the motor arm and the motor mount and align them by rotating the motor knob, THIS

    IS CRITICAL, it is the start, closed position. Measure cover arms, shorten them as

    needed, attach the cover arms with bolts provided, bolts should point toward the center

    of car, tightening them will reduce slack and provide a better adjustment, you may have

    to do this step a few times for adjustment.

    17. Make sure the motors ARE NOT connected to power, then, by hand, rotate the knob

    counter clockwise to open the cover, continue turning counterclockwise

    Do this for both sides. Check for binding. Make adjustments to headlight cover arms as

    needed. Adjust cover arms, motor mount, grill, headlight cover bumper stops can be

    adjusted to ¼ inch from hitting the stops, but not needed …BEFORE POWER IS

    CONNECTED. When covers are closed, the motor arm and mark on motor mount

    should be aligned, failure to align them could burn motors, blow a fuse or damage

    your grill.

    ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS

    DO NOT CONNECT WIRES UNTIL MANUAL OPENING AND CLOSING

    HAS BEEN COMPLETED BY ROTATING KNOB COUNTERCLOCKWISE

    COMPLETELY, check for alignment of gray start position.

    18. Connect wires, red wire to constant positive ie; battery positive or starter solenoid

    positive terminal. Black wire to a good ground.

    19. Simple test. Once the hot wire and ground are connected, you can test the opening

    and closing of the covers by touching the blue(or yellow) signal wire to the positive side

    of your battery. Holding the wire on the positive will open the covers, taking the wire off

    the positive will close them. (IF COMFORTABLE DOING THIS) KEEP HANDS

    AWAY FROM HEADLIGHT COVERS. THE MOTORS ARE STRONG AND

    WILL SMASH THEM. THE MOTORS WILL NOT STOP.

    20. Connect the signal wire, blue ( or yellow) wire to headlight dimmer switch wire… red

    w/ yellow stripe, wire should come from headlight switch,(67 Cougars with external

    vacuum switch may have a signal wire in engine bay located under windshield washer

    bag red w/ yellow stripe,check this wire for power with headlights on, no power when

    headlights are off ., or use dimmer switch)

    21. Turn the headlights on, covers should open. Ensure they are completely open. If

    they are too tight, the headlight cover arms may need to be adjusted, if they are too tight

    when open, lengthen the cover arm…shorten the cover arm if they are not open fully.

    Some headlight cover sag can be fixed by shortening the arms. Make

    adjustments to motor arms with power wire disconnected!!!

    Motors can rotate automatically and smash your hand!! Use

    headlight cover arms and stops to adjust covers. Motor arms can moved slightly for

    more adjustment but usually not needed.

    DISCLAIMER

    These items are considered race only, or off-road. Improper installation or any type of headlight ,headlight

    door failure can cause serious injury or death. Car owner assumes all risk of failure of any kind upon

    installing these headlight door parts.

    Catheadlights( Joshua Duitman) is not responsible for any consequences should a failure of any kind occur.

    These parts must be installed by someone who is competent in installing and modifying automobile

    headlight systems.

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    Product Reviews
    Total Customer Reviews: 16
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    Reviewed On:
    2/12/2019 
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    An excellent upgrade

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    4.95 out of 5
    Lots of bang for your buck here, and easy enough to install with the included instructions. The ready to go wiring harness which is included makes it extra nice. No more vacuum leaks or uneven/slowly closing headlight doors. I have another Cougar with a perfectly working vacuum system but I'll eventually swap those out for these as well, because their function is vastly superior.

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    8/30/2018 
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    4.95 out of 5
    Easy to install and easy to adjust. Fits perfect.

    If I manage to install this, every one can.

    (I have no experiense what so ever..)

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    6/11/2018 
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    Electronic Conversion Kit Headlights

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    4.95 out of 5
    Easy to install, and I experience no problems with installation. it is very quiet when activated and well worth the $$'s spent.

    Pros:
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    • mabe price
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    5/18/2017 
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    Great kit.

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    4.95 out of 5
    Awesome kit. Easy to install and works much, much better than the vacuum setup.

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    4.95 out of 5
    Very nice kit. Would highly recommend

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