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I bought a 93 pickup and the cigarett lighter dosen't work it has power so I know it's the lighter. How does it come out. I took the ash tray out so I could get to the back of it easer but I can't figure out how it comes out. is there a clip that holds it in or something else. Thanks for the help.
 

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if you cant find a way its not hard at all to take the dash apart on this truck and put it back together, i had mine apart three times this week for audio/ lighting upgrades. you could have it apart in under half an hour and then just swap the cig. lighters out and put it back together, which will go quicker because you already know how everything goes. hope this helps.
 

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First, do you know that there is a little fusible link in the back of the cig socket? I burned mine out a few years ago running an air compressor. Just a couple months ago I picked up a new socket from a junkyard and they just gave me the whole trim piece (for like $2.50 - and it even came with a clock- FTW!) I looked at the possibility of pulling the whole socket out, but I also couldn't figure out how it came out. So I decided to just replace the inner guts of the socket. There's a little nut that can be removed. If you do it that way, be VERY careful to note the alignment of EVERYTHING, and be aware that it is a delicate operation - not as bad as disassembling a watch, but something like that. And yes, you want to remove the dash trim piece so you can get at the back of the socket. It's not hard, as mentioned.

If you figure out how to pull the whole socket out, please post and let us know how you did it.
 

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I had just the opposite problem of what you guys were trying to do. My lighter socket came apart and was rattling around inside the little dash area behind the cover. I had to figure out how to put mine back together.

First off, remove the fuse for the lighter circuit. Otherwise you will be replacing your fuse... Don't ask how I know!

I did take part of the dash apart, meaning the face plate for the ac and heater knobs/clock cover. I also took out the ashtray and a then had to become a contortionist to get my hands in there to try to get the nut back on. It is a large about 19mm nut or bigger. I just finger tightened it, but I would assume you just need to remove that nut and be where I was at. Things do have to align just right for it to go together,, but a lot of patience and tenacity and you can do it. Have you metered the center conductor and the ground to see if the plug has 12v? If it does, then it is just the actual lighter that is bad. The lighter does not have power unless the key is turned to ACC either, just in case you didn't know that.

A pair of needle nosed pliers will help too when you need to put it back together.

I hope this helps a little.

Mike!
 

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I had just the opposite problem of what you guys were trying to do. My lighter socket came apart and was rattling around inside the little dash area behind the cover. I had to figure out how to put mine back together.

First off, remove the fuse for the lighter circuit. Otherwise you will be replacing your fuse... Don't ask how I know!

I did take part of the dash apart, meaning the face plate for the ac and heater knobs/clock cover. I also took out the ashtray and a then had to become a contortionist to get my hands in there to try to get the nut back on. It is a large about 19mm nut or bigger. I just finger tightened it, but I would assume you just need to remove that nut and be where I was at. Things do have to align just right for it to go together,, but a lot of patience and tenacity and you can do it. Have you metered the center conductor and the ground to see if the plug has 12v? If it does, then it is just the actual lighter that is bad. The lighter does not have power unless the key is turned to ACC either, just in case you didn't know that.

A pair of needle nosed pliers will help too when you need to put it back together.

I hope this helps a little.

Mike!
First, do you know that there is a little fusible link in the back of the cig socket? I burned mine out a few years ago running an air compressor. Just a couple months ago I picked up a new socket from a junkyard and they just gave me the whole trim piece (for like $2.50 - and it even came with a clock- FTW!) I looked at the possibility of pulling the whole socket out, but I also couldn't figure out how it came out. So I decided to just replace the inner guts of the socket. There's a little nut that can be removed. If you do it that way, be VERY careful to note the alignment of EVERYTHING, and be aware that it is a delicate operation - not as bad as disassembling a watch, but something like that. And yes, you want to remove the dash trim piece so you can get at the back of the socket. It's not hard, as mentioned.

If you figure out how to pull the whole socket out, please post and let us know how you did it.
Can you guys let me I took the inside of the socket out by removing the back nut and tried putting it back together but I can manage to put it back right cuz I keep shorting it out and blowing fuses and the case part of the socket won't come out I haven't figured out how to take it out To replace with a new one.
 
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