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Lighter Socket - Half Pulled Out

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by wvtac0, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. Aug 6, 2011 at 9:44 AM
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    wvtac0

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    I am attempting to pull the lighter socket assembly out and replace it with the outlet and cover assembly. I can get the assembly about half way out and it feels hung up. Any ideas what is causing the hang up?

    The attached photo is about how far I can get the socket assemply out. (Photo taken from a Baldwin45 post. Thanks Baldwin45.)

    Lighter Socket - Half Pulled Out.jpg
     
  2. Aug 6, 2011 at 9:46 AM
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    AK27

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    mine pulled out easily. the wires are short and will come off with a slight pull
     
  3. Aug 6, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    Slow and easy with a pair of needle nose pliers .... Turning left to right .... slow and easy.

    The connection is a two blade .... in an "L" shape.

    It'll come .... let us know.
     
  4. Aug 6, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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    jjew18

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    Like they said, wires? What exactly are you replacing it with just curious? The little cover that is on the passnger side socket?
     
  5. Aug 6, 2011 at 10:32 AM
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    Tacoma831

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    Mine has never even worked since it was off the lot.
     
  6. Aug 6, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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    NelsonTacoma

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    The reason it won't come straight out is that it is L shaped. In order to get it out you need to get behind the dash. When I got my truck the socket didn't work cause it wasn't connected and I had to remove it to plug it back in. I won't lie it's a pain in the ass. Some needle nose pliers and some patience will get you there.
     
  7. Aug 6, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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    wvtac0

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    Thanks for the replys.

    After reading your responses, the socket finally came out with much gentle pulling and twisting. The black lighter assembly ring was a problem for a second till I figured out that there were tabs on the top and the bottom. I have attached a picture of the ring assembly that I removed. (NelsonTacoma, thanks for letting me know it was offset.) If there was any additional pieces to remove, I left them. Installed the Power Socket Assembly (p/n 85530-06010) and the Power Outlet Socket Cover (p/n 85535-0C010-B2)(gray) that I ordered from Toyota of Dallas's website. Everything works.

    I love this website!!!!!

    Light Socket Black Seal Assembly.jpg
     
  8. Aug 6, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

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    Glad I could help. :)
     
  9. Aug 6, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    thanks for the part # op. Just curious, why Toyota of Dallas when you live else where?
     
  10. Aug 7, 2011 at 11:24 AM
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    Pricing is almost everything. My local dealer would not budge on the pricing on anything. I ordered 4 oil filters, 6 plugs (due to be changed at next oil change) and these 2 parts to make it worth while.
     
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