So finally got the vacuum system working so the lights pop up nicely. Only problem is that when I turn them off the drivers side light goes down and then about about a 2 second pause the passenger side goes down. Any ideas?
This is a sign that you may still have a leak somewhere. Could be anywhere, the system needs to be at full engine vacuum to really snap the lights open and closed like when the car was new.
The two actuators I had gotten brand new from Ecklers were both non-functioning. I have since gotten a vacuum hand pump and tested and sure enough they don't work. Just terrible production value in my opinion.
Another spot that's prone to leaking is the seal on the actuator shaft on the vacuum canister.