Cigarette Lighter Socket
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More than lighting a cigarette, you use the cigarette lighter socket in your vehicle as a source of power for your electronic gadgets. For instance, you use it to charge your phone, to power up your GPS, and etc. If your current socket is not working, better check it right away because you might just have a few blown fuses that can be easily replaced. However, if it still doesn't work even after you've already fixed the fuses, then it may be time to get a brand-new cigarette lighter socket to take the place of your old and defective one. When getting a new component, make sure that it perfectly matches all the specs and requirements of your vehicle for easy breezy installation and optimum performance. Also, ensure that you only get products from the most reliable brands in the automotive industry. This is important to lessen your worries every time your one the road. Since replacing the cigarette lighter socket of your vehicle is a relatively easy thing to do, you can always choose to do the job yourself especially if you're a DIY enthusiast who likes to learn new things. Just make sure that you have the proper set of tools and hardware necessary to make the task easy and quick. To replace your vehicle's old and defective cigarette lighter socket, don't go anywhere else because Auto Parts Warehouse is here to help you find what you need. Get the best replacement part by browsing our extensive yet easy-to-use catalog that contains no less than products from the best manufacturers in the industry. If you have a hard time locating a particular item, feel free to reach us anytime you want. Our team will gladly help you in any way the can 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We also offer the most secure online transactions, and this is backed by our order tracking service. This allows you to know the status and location of your purchase until it reaches you. In addition, you'll definitely enjoy shopping here because we have the best prices on the market, made possible by our low price guarantee. And on top of all that, we offer free shipping on orders over $50. What more can you ask for? Hurry! Start surfing our list of products right now to get hold of the cigarette lighter socket that you want for your ride.
DIY Repair: Cigarette Lighter Socket
If you're thinking that cigarette lighters are just for literally lighting up your cigarette, then you clearly haven't explored the
magic that your car has to offer. The cigarette lighter socket is a good source of power for handy gadgets, such GPS, radar, and mobile phone charger. If this got busted because of constant use, then you don't have to worry. Here's a guide to help you repair it right away.
Difficulty level: Moderate
What you'll need:
- Set of sockets
- Phillips screwdriver
Step 1: Take out the Phillips screws that are securing the ash tray to the socket if the lighter is in the ash tray. However, if it's in the socket itself, remove the screws on both sides.
Step 2: Using the screwdriver, remove the screws in the shift indicator and lift the plate up. Remember, you do not have to completely remove the socket to be able to reach the cigarette lighter.
Step 3: Lift up the shift indicator plate and take out the bolts at the bottom brace by using a socket. Remove the two bolts found at the rear bottom of the console compartment using a socket as well.
Step 4: Pull out the emergency brake handle all the way up. Raise the socket just enough to gain access to the back of the lighter. Pull the two electrical connectors from the lighter.
Step 5: Put the pliers around the backside of the lighter under the socket and twist the lighter outer housing counterclockwise to unthread it. Take out the backside tube on the lighter and pull out the inner tube from the top of the socket.
Step 6: Thread the outer tube off of the new car lighter. With the primary power contact on the bottom of the tube, insert the inner tube housing right into the opening in the socket. Thread the outer tube with its lip facing the socket over the lighter from under the socket. With your hand, turn the outer tube clockwise until it's tight enough to hold the lighter securely to the socket.
Step 7: Set the main power wire, with the rubber covering on the center post, on the back of the lighter. Install the black ground wire to the post at the lighter's side.
Step 8: Mount the socket by putting the two bolts through the shift indicator opening and into the lower bracket. Tighten them with a socket.
Step 9: Install the two bolts at the rear compartment and tighten them using a socket. Put the shift indicator plate screws along both sides of the socket. Tighten with a screwdriver and you're done!
With these 9 steps, you're sure to repair the cigarette lighter socket in no time. Good luck!