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Old 09-04-2011, 05:38 PM   #1
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Cigarette lighter

2002 Wrangler X. I'm trying to replace my cigarette lighter as it is working sporadically. I cannot separate the lighter from the bezel or the blue plastic piece. Any advice?
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Old 09-04-2011, 09:21 PM   #2
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Good photos, looks like rust back in there, if you could scrape some of the rust off, it might work better. Don't have a TJ myself so I'm not much more help than that. Good luck!

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Old 09-05-2011, 12:11 AM   #3
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it might be a loose connection at the harness that plugs into the lighter
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:33 AM   #4
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There is a tool to remove that. There is 2 tabs in the lighter socket that the tool pushes in and you slide the socket out. You could try using 2 90 degree picks to push the tabs in while pushing on the light socket towards you.
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:50 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone!
I tried scraping it out with a screwdriver but wasn't working to well so I'm going to try a wire brush maybe. I'll test the connectors too and see if I can find the release tabs for the blue piece.
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