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How do you remove the cigarette lighter receptacle from the dashboard?


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2015-07-15 21:37:08
2015-07-15 21:37:08

There might be some kind of paneling or retaining ring on the outside of it that needs to be removed first. I'd remove the battery before playing with it, because a lot of cars keep the cigarette lighter hot at all times. (current flowing) But once you can get to the lighter holder, the inside actually screws out from the inside part. And this can be a pain, cause while your chopping your fingers up on the sheetmetal the wires in the back of it usually twist around and give a bit of resistance. Once they are seperated, the electrical connections on the back can be removed. I've removed/replaced at least 10 of em. Crude diagram:

inside unscrews from base | _ V _ [ I I ] [ I I ] [ I I ] [ I I ] [_I_____I_] I I I I neg pos

^ Electrical connections on back.

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