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How do you replace the cigarette lighter socket on a 1991 camaro?

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2007-05-15 17:32:57
2007-05-15 17:32:57

it's a matter of 4 screws just unscrew the panel it's in and u should be able to slide it off the panel piece snip the wire and just match wires with the new one slide it back in and screw the panel back on

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