Replace cigarette lighter

Tiny
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  • DODGE DAKOTA

I have a 1999 dodge dakota sport. Need help with how to remove and replace the cigarette lighter.

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Saturday, March 4th, 2006 AT 11:39 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Here is the instructions from the manual. (DIAGRAMS BELOW)

Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
Remove the lower bezel from the instrument panel. Refer to Instrument Panel Lower Bezel Replacement for the procedures.
Cigar Lighter And Power Outlet

Pull the cigar lighter knob and element out of the cigar lighter receptacle base, or unsnap the protective cap from the power outlet receptacle base.
Cigar Lighter And Power Outlet Remove/Install

Look inside the cigar lighter or power outlet receptacle base and note the position of the rectangular retaining bosses of the mount that secures the receptacle base to the instrument panel lower bezel.
Insert a pair of external snap ring pliers into the cigar lighter or power outlet receptacle base and engage the tips of the pliers with the retaining bosses of the mount.
Squeeze the pliers to disengage the mount retaining bosses from the receptacle base and, using a gentle rocking motion, pull the pliers and the receptacle base out of the mount.
Remove the cigar lighter or power outlet mount from the instrument panel lower bezel.

INSTALLATION

Install the cigar lighter or power outlet mount into the instrument panel lower bezel.
Align the splines on the outside of the cigar lighter or power outlet receptacle base connector receptacle with the grooves on the inside of the mount.
Press firmly on the cigar lighter or power outlet receptacle base until the retaining bosses of the mount are fully engaged in their receptacles.
Install the cigar lighter knob and element into the cigar lighter receptacle base, or the protective cap into the power outlet receptacle base.
Install the lower bezel onto the instrument panel. Refer to Instrument Panel Lower Bezel Replacement for the procedures.
Reconnect the battery negative cable.

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