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  • Electric Conversion Kit - Grille / Headlight Eyelid Door - Rebuilt ~ 1970 Mercury Cougar - 27001
  • Electric Conversion Kit - Grille / Headlight Eyelid Door - Rebuilt ~ 1970 Mercury Cougar - 27001
  • Electric Conversion Kit - Grille / Headlight Eyelid Door - Rebuilt ~ 1970 Mercury Cougar - 27001
  • Electric Conversion Kit - Grille / Headlight Eyelid Door - Rebuilt ~ 1970 Mercury Cougar - 27001
  • Electric Conversion Kit - Grille / Headlight Eyelid Door - Rebuilt ~ 1970 Mercury Cougar - 27001
  • Electric Conversion Kit - Grille / Headlight Eyelid Door - Rebuilt ~ 1970 Mercury Cougar - 27001

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Price: $599.85
    Cost: 47988
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    Description

    Supplier Backordered, ETA July 2022

    Due to overwhelming demand, WCCC is now able to offer a 1970 Cougar Electric Headlight Door conversion kit. This kit will replace the old, tired, vacuum system that likes to leak and wear out. There are few differences between the 1969 and 1970 conversion kit.

    When you purchase this electric actuator kit you will get a remanufactured 1993 - 1996 Ford Probe motor, a fused wiring loom, and a relay. This kit also includes detailed instructions for easy installation. Simply remove all existing vacuum components and replace them with this kit. When installed properly, you will have headlight covers that work under any conditions with the car running or not.

    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've had questions about what body plug to use at the firewall when getting rid of the vacuum hoses and converting to the electric headlights. You can click on the link in the video, or get the 1 1/4" body plug here.


    Check out our installation video below!

    Specifications:
    Shipping Weight: 9.00 LBS
    (weight shown may be the dimensional weight)

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    Printable PDF instructions:

    Electric Actuator Installation Instructions.

    Printable PDF Troubleshooting Help Guide:

    Electric Actuator Installation Troubleshooting Guide.

    Installation video:

    Note: video is for installation on a '67 or '68 Cougar


    Installation instructions:

    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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    As a Flight Chief for the USAF (Civil Servant) and managing 5 avionics shop I can attest to the quality of this product as being that of aircraft equivalent. It is currently installed on my 70 Cougar and operates better than the original vacuum system. Installation skill level I would rate at the novelist level (take the time to watch the WCCC video before installing) I really enjoy how it cleaned up my engine compartment after all the vacuum hardware was removed. Yes, a little pricey but end result well worth it!

    Fletcher, Oklahoma
    2017

    Works on 71 Ranchero

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    I ordered this knowing I might have to make some changes to work on my Ranchero. I used the factory vacuum canister brackets to mount the electric motor. Worked grear. I did find out to not turn the door shaft. If you flip it it puts athe motor in a bind.
    I then had to make one other change to make it work.
    The adjustable motor arm that comes with the kit is to short for the Ranchero. It is 4 and 11/16 inch long. I made one that is 6 1/2 inch long and it works perfect.
    I am very pleased with this kit and can't believe how good it works.

    Electric Conversion Kit / Headlight Door 1970 Cougar XR7

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    This kit was the answer to years of vacuum trouble with my headlight doors. The kit was of high quality and the instructions were easy to follow. It was ridiculously easy to install and worked flawlessly the first time I turned the lights on. This conversion kit is a must have to upgrade your tired vacuum system.

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    The conversion kit worked great. Easy to install. The only item that would have completed the package is the body plug for the firewall where the vacuum hoses went through. I would strongly suggest you had the body plug to the kit to make it everything you need.

    Conversion kit worth the money

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    The parts are well made and fit into the existing brackets perfectly. No more tracing vacuum leaks and watching the headlight covers slowly raise over time. Plus the electronic actuator seems to make the covers go up and down faster without causing them to slam. great for flashing lights at someone during the day.
    If you do purchase this, please watch the WCCC video on it. The directions were confusing to me.

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