reddog: Can not find out how to get to the back of power outlet to unscrew it and replace it with a cigarette lighter.
STOP SMOKING I agree with that, but it explains how to remove it in the manual, very easy.
You have to remove the entire center console and the pop up the gear shift box (ver carefully) you then connect the wires and screw the cigarette lighter in.
You will have to open the center console cubby box lid you will find screws there, then follow the pictures and instruction at the website below . Once you have removed the ash tray you can carefully push the lighter out.
Replace socket Replace element
center console, behind the cigarette lighter. u have to take out the screws to remove the panel and then its right there.
Look at the diagram on the inside of the fuse box cover there is a picture of a cig.
FUSE PANEL LOCATED CENTER CONSOLE PASSENGER SIDE, 20 AMP FUSE FOR DOOR LOCKS IS SAME FOR CIGARETTE LIGHTER ON 1996 SL2 (1997 model has a separate 20 amp fuse just for the cigarette lighter); fuse diagram and a fuse puller are on the inside of the plastic panel covering the passenger footwell side of that front center console
Fuses are usually located to the left of the steering wheel. There should a small door or they are behind the coin compartment.
The lighter module on a Pontiac Bonneville can be removed by unscrewing the mounting hardware. The lighter will then be able to be pulled off the center console.
You do not need to remove the console to change the lighter connector. Twist the lighter base counter clockwise and it will pop out. Unplug it from the electrical connector and replace it.
Lighter in ThunderbirdThe lighter should be in the center console.. Open the console arm rest and remove two screws that are located under the arm rest that hold the back part of the console.Then lift up on the console and pull it forward and then it should lift up past the gear shift.. after that.. unplug the plug under the console the goes to the lighter and the illumination bulb.. this will let you take the entire console out for easy access.. The rest is a piece of cake..