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.
The 2002 Mitsubishi cigarette lighter is held in place with a retaining ring. Remove the retaining ring. Pull the cigarette lighter out. Remove the wiring harness from the end of the cigarette lighter. Reverse the process to install the new cigarette lighter.
Remove the retaining ring at the top of your 2002 VW cigarette lighter. The cigarette lighter will slide out. Remove the wiring harness from the back of the cigarette lighter. Reverse the process to install a new cigarette lighter.
Remove the retaining ring at the top of your 1998 Chevy cigarette lighter. Slide the cigarette lighter out and remove the wiring harness. Reverse the process to install the new cigarette lighter.
The 2002 Chevy Impala cigarette lighter is held in place with a retaining ring. Remove the retaining ring and slide the cigarette lighter out. Remove the wiring harness from the back of the cigarette lighter. Reverse the process to install the new cigarette lighter
Remove the retaining ring on the top of the cigarette lighter assembly. Pull the cigarette lighter assembly out and remove the wiring harness from the back of the assembly. Reverse the process to install the new cigarette lighter assembly.
To remove a cigarette lighter from a Toyota 4Runner, pull the lighter straight towards you. Pull gently until it becomes free.
The cigarette lighter is held in place with a retaining ring at the top of it. Remove the retaining ring by turning it to the left. The cigarette lighter will come out. Reverse the process to install the new cigarette lighter.
Your fuse for the cigarette lighter is on the side of the dashboard on the passenger side of the car. Remove the cover and there will be a diagram inside showing what one. Usually, it's the top left fuse, 15 amp.
I have changed the cigarette lighter element myself. It is a 60 minute procedure which requires removing the dashboard bezel.. Not a job for the clumsy or faint of heart. Takes a bit of finesse to properly remove dashboard bezel i.e numerous small screws etc. Wouldnt recommend doing it to a first timer..
They screw off from the backside.
Takeout the cigarette lighter panel. There are 2 screws that hold on the radio assemly. Take them out and the whole thing slides right out.
It's in the fusebox under the dashboard on the left side of the car. Remove the lid and look inside it for a diagram showing fuse locations.
Usually you unscrew the backing part on the lighter that holds it to the console.
The fuse is ok but the lighter won't work.
you need to use pliers to get it out
you need to get centre panel off to get at it
Take the ashtray out and remoive the 4 screws you see there. Then, take the stereo out and remove the other two screws that hold the faceplate on. Remove the knobss off the heating/cooling controls. Slide the face plate off and guide the heater controls through the opening. You now have a clear view and easy access tothe back of the cigarette lighter assembly. Unplug the electrical connector and unscrew the locknut from behind the cigarette lighter receptacle. The whole assembly should come out along with the small rectagular metal plate that goes around the receptacle. If you have very small hands and you have three of them, you can also remove the lighter by going up behind the console by hump on the driver's side. Good luck! And, good luck finding a replacement. New ones can cost as much as $70! K
place your fingers gently arount the lighter and pull it out with all your might
A cigarette lighter on a Rover 75 is held on using prongs on the side of the lighter. To remove it pull the prongs inside the lighter and pull is off. Be sure to remove the wiring from the rear.
behind the ash tray remove the ash tray remove the ash tray enclosure, remove the cigarette lighter remove the cigarette lighter cover, just pull it with your fingers remove the cigarette lighter enclosure. use a small Philips screwdriver to remove two (2) small screws. the fuel pump relay is the one on the left, center row. it is usually color white / beige. pull it straight up.
If I remember there are some fuses in the side of the dash on the passenger side, open the door and remove the panel to show fuses and one of them is the cigarette lighter.
you pick it up with your hands and remove it, or buy new car
In the Glove box there is a panel, remove it.
There are 2 bolts that are located right below the stereo in the dash. You can remove these bolts then you can pull out just that center section of the dash to get at the cigarette lighter and accessory plugs. Or at least that is how it is on my 2000 Ranger.
Remove the cigarette lighter. Then on the same panel where the cigarette lighter is located slowly pry the panel out. It is held in place by pins. Once that panel is removed you will see a few screws (three I believe) that need to be removed in order to get the radio out.