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Cigarette lighter outlet ( yes I’m that old)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jake1530, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. Feb 6, 2020 at 6:28 AM
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    Jake1530

    Jake1530 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    When your cover breaks, and unfortunately it will if you use them I have a solution. One of mine broke while still under warranty and Toyota replaced it, the whole outlet, it was quite a job because of the design. Anyway another one broke the other day. Got these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BH1PFYX/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 . Dip the ring in boiled water to stretch, little struggle getting it over but you can do it. Wish Toyota used them first time around.
     
  2. Feb 6, 2020 at 6:36 AM
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    DG92071

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    If the lighter socket/power port is replaced like Toyota wants it to be replaced it's a fairly big job. However you don't have to do it that way. With 2 picks or 1 pick and a small flat blade they can be removed while removing nothing else. There's a couple videos floating around showing how to do it.
     
  3. Feb 6, 2020 at 9:10 AM
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    Jake1530

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    Thank you DG. I think the point of my post was that I was on my second cover breaking ( a shit design). This was for if you wanted an easier factory looking replacement that won’t break again, and if it does it’s easy and cheap. Thank you though I did a google search and saw a video of a guy replacing them from the front using pick hooks.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2020 at 11:26 AM
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    EnonEye

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    Appreciate it Jake. Maybe I'll finally takle my broken lighter opening. Pretty sure it was a Canadian bear that broke it off years back looking for ???fried ants???, or else my camping "bud" broke it off while lighting a "bud" one evening and "forgot" to tell me :cheers:
     
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  5. Feb 6, 2020 at 11:34 AM
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    Musubi3

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    Cool find. Yup mines broke shortly after getting my truck. I've since stuck one of those flush fit USB chargers to cover up this hole and to charge stuff. Glad to know something can plug it back easily.
     
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  6. Feb 6, 2020 at 11:39 AM
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    OME and worth every penny.
    My truck has a lighter in it for a cover (it's that old)
     
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