Cigar lighter wiring

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KiwiDave
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Cigar lighter wiring

Post by KiwiDave » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:19 pm

I have delved into the dark art that is wiring and electrickery. The lighter has a power wire with a female bullet connector that fits on the end of this rather bent male connector and a black earth with a spade connector
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There is another black wire with an odd shaped bullet type connector
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So far as I can tell, the only logical place for this to go is between a couple of retainer guides ....
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And into here. Maybe an earth for the factory cassette player?
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Or I could be completely wrong :oops: Suggestions anyone?

Also. is there a way of removing the lighter assembly to replace with a more modern edition?
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Re: Cigar lighter wiring

Post by DKWW2000 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:27 pm

The inner part of the lighter should just unscrew from the outer surround of the lighter, it is normally hard as they corrode together, if you can put your thumb inside & then from the rear turn the outer, a spray of magic releasing fluid should help.
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Re: Cigar lighter wiring

Post by ian65 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:34 pm

KiwiDave wrote:
There is another black wire with an odd shaped bullet type connector
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If I remember right that's the light for the ashtray.... a sort of fibre optic type lead.... turn your lights on and have a look

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Re: Cigar lighter wiring

Post by KiwiDave » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:12 pm

Bonus points awarded Ian. I've just pulled out my spare facia. My current one is missing the orange 'filter'. Image
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Re: Cigar lighter wiring

Post by daily rotor » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:00 pm

Keep this subject going Dave.
3 things dont work in my car, but i care most about this
cigar lighter (dont smoke, but need for video cam, recharge phone)
antenna (not worried)
rear hatch struts (i rarely open it)

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