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Anybody Remove their Cigarette Lighter?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Bre2tSco2t, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Apr 20, 2009 at 1:44 PM
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    Bre2tSco2t

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    Has anyone removed their cigarette lighter from the dash in a 1st gen? Do you have to take the dash apart, or does it and the little plastic facing pop out by itself? It seems to be separate from the rest of the dash, but I am afraid to pull to hard and cause damage.:eek:
     
  2. Apr 20, 2009 at 5:08 PM
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    which cigarette lights? the single one by itself or the two on the bottom?
     
  3. Apr 20, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    The single up top, next to the ashtry. Above the two power outlets.
     
  4. Apr 20, 2009 at 7:14 PM
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    nope..take lower the dash apart(the pocket thing with the lighter in it), and theres like a c clip behind there.
     
  5. Apr 20, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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    So, there is a C clip holding the lighter in. How do I get to the c clip? Sorry, I just not following.
     
  6. Apr 23, 2009 at 1:41 AM
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    Just curious as to why you want to remove it?...
     
  7. Apr 23, 2009 at 4:20 AM
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    I want to replace it with the same power outlet and cover like the two below it. I am not a smoker, don't let smokers smoke in my truck. So call me anal, I just would rather have the clean look of the outlet with cover.

    I actually have two outlets with covers. Once I got this mod completed, and make sure both work, I was going to offer the other one up to others here at TW. There are other threads about this mod. Mostly on 2nd Gen.

    I am extremely cautious when it comes to prying, pulling, etc on dash pieces. In previous trucks, I have broken more than I can count. :(

    I am not against following the instructions at customtacos on removing all the parts of the dash to get to it. Before I do, I wanted to check, because it appears I wouldn't have to, looking and feeling the edges of the piece around the lighter.
     
  8. Apr 23, 2009 at 3:36 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    i know on mine, there were 2 plastic "plugs" on either side, then it just pulled away from the dash
     
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