Need Some Advice on what to do

FIR3MDC

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I purchased this Code 3 lightbar for $50. A couple of the lights work but all the motors are shot. Should I just take the $50 loss and toss it or what I was thinking was finding some type of motors I can put in it so that the lights rotate? Is this even possible or worth it? I have the lenses but it is also missing the square reflector part that goes in the middle of the rotators.

Open to all suggestions and ideas.
 

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Those motors are the same thats found in mx7000/excalibur bars and are usually fairly cheap.

I have some on parts rotators, but have to locate them, theyre all standard speed ones
 
Are you sure all the motors are bad? Have you unmounted and verified its not just bad ground? EHFD_Tower_751 is right, you can try swapping the motors with one from another rotator. I may have a few sitting around.
 
Those motors are the same thats found in mx7000/excalibur bars and are usually fairly cheap.

I have some on parts rotators, but have to locate them, theyre all standard speed ones
Ok that would be great! They are a smaller size motor if that helps.

Are you sure all the motors are bad? Have you unmounted and verified its not just bad ground? EHFD_Tower_751 is right, you can try swapping the motors with one from another rotator. I may have a few sitting around.
I have not unmounted them but some won't even turn and one of them, the back part is almost falling off.
 
The motors come off with 2 screws. They are easy to get and swap out.

You should not be able to turn the reflector by hand. You should be able to rotate the worm gear (gear on the motor shaft) with a finger and that would turn the reflector.

I would start by removing the 2 screws that mount the motor. Then you should be able to freely rotate the reflector and motor individually. Do that and let me know what one is frozen up.
 
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The motors come off with 2 screws. They are easy to get and swap out.

You should not be able to turn the reflector by hand. You should be able to rotate the worm gear (gear on the motor shaft) with a finger and that would turn the reflector.

I would start by removing the 2 screws that mount the motor. Then you should be able to freely rotate the reflector and motor individually. Do that and let me know what one is frozen up.
Ok. 3 out of 4 motors work. Another issue that I noticed is that the teeth on the all the rotators are all rounded causing the motors to not grab and rotate the light. Also one of the rotators moves freely and isn't attached to the rotator. All lights work though.
 
If the teeth on the reflector gears are broken/cracked/ground down then they are done for. That gear is replaceable but way easier to find the whole reflector.

Not sure what your intentions were with the bar so fixing vs scraping is up to you. The clear domes should be worth at least what you paid. Shipping them and packing them so they don't get broken can be tricky and expensive for someone who has not shipped them before.
 
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You may be able to find parts on fleabay. They show up from time to time. However, I may have one somewhere if your interested. I also have many motors.
 
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