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Lighter socket removal

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kvnhlstd, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Jan 13, 2009 at 8:25 PM
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    kvnhlstd

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    Need to remove the lighter to install another power socket with cap. I can wiggle it out about one inch then it stops... what gives, literally. How do I remove the lighter socket.
     
  2. Jan 13, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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    Gorilla_97

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    keep pulling it out slowly......it will pop out

    I just did the same mod about two weeks ago
     
  3. Jan 13, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    Cool Thanks...
     
  4. Jan 13, 2009 at 8:57 PM
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    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.



    Do you have a write-up? :)
     
  5. Jan 14, 2009 at 5:05 AM
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  6. Jan 14, 2009 at 5:12 AM
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    Now is that the same on all of them??? Mine have a clip on the back of them, clip has to be slid off for it to come off. For me to do that I had to take dash pieces apart. :confused:


    My luck I got the ODD BALL
     
  7. Jan 14, 2009 at 6:55 AM
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  8. Jan 14, 2009 at 5:16 PM
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    OK so I am still stuck on this BS lighter mod. I can pull out the lighter socket about two inches and it is loose now... I can spin it around no problem, I still feel it catching on something and I have tried pulling gently and not so gently and it will not come out.
    I am beginning to think I have a clip on this thing... if so can someone post how I get behind it... I probably will need to disassemble the entire lower dashboard from the looks of it.
     
  9. Jan 15, 2009 at 4:42 PM
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    I did the same mod to my truck. Once I got it loose, I used needle nose pliers to pull it out.
     
  10. Jan 15, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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  11. Jan 15, 2009 at 7:03 PM
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    I actually got them out today... Mod is complete, Thanks for all the help.
    Kevin
     
  12. Jan 15, 2009 at 10:45 PM
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    So just more ommpf?
     
  13. Jan 16, 2009 at 1:04 PM
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    So, what did you do? Pictures?
     
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