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markw96

Im trying to change the standard cigarette lighter on a focus 2.5 to fit an illuminated one, but im having a couple of problems, how on earth do i remove the cigarette lighter surround?

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3gnisrz4o8kb485/2013-03-02%2015.13.36.jpg?m

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/oxtnb8nld32q07e/2013-03-02%2015.13.30.jpg?m

 

and also where can i connect these extra wires for the illumination??

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nvztyqahuhiun7b/2013-03-02%2015.13.46.jpg?m

 

thanks in advance

Preee

You should see some tabs on the side's that just allow you to unclip it , the lighting can be connected to the orange and black wires behing the heated screen buttons

vince_13

what i did to remove the cig lighter, was to turn the plastic trim upside down (cig lighter bottom pointing up) apply some pressure onto the cig lighter downwards, at the same time as pull the tabs out on either side with a screwdriver, do 1 side then the other, it doesn't take much, then pull it out from the top

markw96

After all that the illuminated one ive got dont bloody fit!!

Can anyone point me in the direction of one that will fit???

thanks

Preee

As the top will cover about 2mm around the top can you not make the hole bigger? , easy way if your buying a new one is just measure the OEM one and compare online

markw96

This is the one i bought

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150671709904?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

 

the problem being though that i couldnt get the red illumintaed plastic part to fit into the original silver plastic bezel type part that held the original cigarette lighter if you know what i mean

Preee

Do you need that section ? , will it not fit without the bezel

artscot79
Easiest method is to take one out a scrap car behind the kick panel drivers side theres an orange wire with a plug on it taped up thats the illumination wire you wont get the illuminated ring on the original its a smaller one that fits im sure
Stoney871

The silver bezel is bigger in diameter than the standard Ford illuminated socket bezel by about 6mm.- (34mm compared to 40mm).

 

If you could find a 12v socket that was 35mm to fit in the hole on the console trim but had a lip of 36mm and above then you should get a firm fit.

The original ford 12v socket fitting itself is 29mm by itself so basically the socket you bought is about the same size as the original socket without any illuminated sleeves or bezel.

 

 

 



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