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Old 08-19-2018, 06:45 PM
RangerPhil RangerPhil is offline
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Default Cigarette lighter/charger pushed in? Solution!

Hey all,

Both of my cigarette light/chargers pushed in through the dash bezel over the years. Replacing the bezel is nearly $50 via eBay...so I found a cheap $0.69 solution I thought Id share:

Remove the radio bezel. Buy an o-ring (I used size 1-1/8 x 7/8 x 1/8) from the hardware store and slip it over the inner aluminum cylinder of the cigarette lighter. Steps below.

Note: I had to scrape a bit of the outer o-ring edge away with a razor blade to get this to work. I wish I had taken a photo, but its pretty straight forward.

Hope this helps someone out there.



Step one, put the o-ring around the smaller cylinder and insert through the front of the dash (oring not shown). I had to scrape a small amount of the oring away to get it to slide in.



Step two: Screw in the larger cylinder from the back. I had to press it in pretty good. Just be careful not to brake anything



Voila!



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Last edited by RangerPhil; 08-19-2018 at 06:48 PM.
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:00 PM
Dirtman Dirtman is offline
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Default Re: Cigarette lighter/charger pushed in? Solution!

Pretty cool. I noticed the side with my actual cigarette lighter is starting to do that since I hit the lighter about 10 times a day....
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:40 PM
Undrstm8ed Undrstm8ed is offline
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Default Re: Cigarette lighter/charger pushed in? Solution!

Interesting hack.. I like it
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