Cigarette lighter socket repair

Tiny
WPELLAMATT
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  • 2005 CHEVROLET IMPALA
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Ashtray removal to detach harness, unable to remove ashtray to remove harness to change lighter socket?
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Sunday, March 11th, 2012 AT 4:51 AM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hello,

you are to use a dremel tool to cut the locking tabs off then just pull the socket out here are diagrams for both styles of lighter socket in dash and in the ashtray. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

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Sunday, March 11th, 2012 AT 7:47 AM
Tiny
PMASSINGILL47
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET IMPALA
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  • V6
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Need to know step by step how to remove the old cigarette lighter socket and install a New one.
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Friday, October 26th, 2018 AT 1:49 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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They actually make a tool that inserts into the socket to release and slide out to change it.
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Friday, October 26th, 2018 AT 1:49 PM (Merged)
Tiny
PMASSINGILL47
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Can you tell me alittle more what is the tool called so I wouldnt have to take the console apart?
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Friday, October 26th, 2018 AT 1:49 PM (Merged)
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SATURNTECH9
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Amazon had the the tool I am talking about it goes in the hole and pushes in the two retaining prongs and helps you slide the old one out. They work really good. Dremel tool
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Friday, October 26th, 2018 AT 1:49 PM (Merged)
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PMASSINGILL47
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Thank you that way I dont have to remove the console is that correct?
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Friday, October 26th, 2018 AT 1:49 PM (Merged)
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TWELVEPAWZ
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET IMPALA
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How do I remove/replace console cigarette lighter?
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Friday, October 26th, 2018 AT 1:49 PM (Merged)
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BLUELIGHTNIN6
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The first step is to remove the center console. Next, remove the power wire, ground wire, and light. The power wire and ground wires have a push clip to release them, and I had to wiggle it considerably to get it to come loose. The light is removed by turning it a quarter turn and pulling down gently.
Then, unscrew the ring located on the bottom of the lighter. After that, the assembly should be loose, and the socket and light ring can be removed from the top. The other pieces are removed from the bottom.
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Friday, October 26th, 2018 AT 1:49 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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Yeah that's the type of tool the dealers use to remove them.
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Friday, October 26th, 2018 AT 1:49 PM (Merged)
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PMASSINGILL47
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Thank you that is really a big help.
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Friday, October 26th, 2018 AT 1:49 PM (Merged)
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Your welcome glad to hear it please tell all your friends about us.
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Friday, October 26th, 2018 AT 1:49 PM (Merged)
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THOMPSON1231
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My cigarette outlets dont work in my 2007 impala. I have 3 outlets, one in the median and 2 in the dash under the radio. I've already checked my fuses. What could it be?
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Friday, October 26th, 2018 AT 1:49 PM (Merged)
Tiny
FIXITMR
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It is your AUX fuse 20 amp that is out. Here is a guide to help you check for power.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

Check out the diagrams (Below)

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

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