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Cigarette Lighter
Posted by: gregb ()
Date: July 10, 2018 05:24PM

Does anyone have the secret to removing the cigarette lighter from my 65? I have tried and can not get it to budge at all.
Thx

Greg

Gregb

Alberta Canada
61 Canadian Lakewood
62 Spyder Triple Black Convertible
65 Corsa Coupe

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Re: Cigarette Lighter
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: July 10, 2018 05:27PM

The lighter itself? YANK!!

The SOCKET?

Put tewo fingers in it and push hard... at the same time unscrew the "Backshell".





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Re: Cigarette Lighter
Posted by: gregb ()
Date: July 10, 2018 06:30PM

The socket Matt, I will give your method a try.

Gregb

Alberta Canada
61 Canadian Lakewood
62 Spyder Triple Black Convertible
65 Corsa Coupe

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Re: Cigarette Lighter
Date: July 10, 2018 07:43PM

Greg,
There is an outer section that is threaded onto the center socket at the "back" of the unit - right where the wires plugs in.
You can lube that area up and grab the entire outer section while holding the center socket. The outer "digs in" to the sheetmetal of the dash panel, making it a challenge.


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1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: Cigarette Lighter
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: July 11, 2018 01:35PM

To illustrate the instructions already mentioned.
The first photo is the lighter housing assembled, but uninstalled from the car.
The second photo is the outer housing unscrewed from the inner housing.
The third photo shows the housings separated and the trim ring slipped off the inner housing.
I hope this clarifies how things go together or come apart.

P.S.
In order to separate the two halves, it is necessary to firmly hold the inner piece to keep it from turning while firmly gripping the outer half and twisting it.
If it won't unscrew, try squirting WD-40, PB Blaster, or your choice of fluids and let it sit a while. If necessary, take something wood like a broom handle and insert it inside the inner part to help hold it firm. Sometimes they can be difficult.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

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prior Kelmark owner.



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Re: Cigarette Lighter
Posted by: gregb ()
Date: July 11, 2018 04:29PM

Thanks for all the suggestions guys! Saturday is my planned work on the car day so I will give it another try and see and will post my results.

We don't smoke and the only use for the lighter is charging the cell phone. The inside of the original is really rusty and I can't get a good connection to the charge cord.

Gregb

Alberta Canada
61 Canadian Lakewood
62 Spyder Triple Black Convertible
65 Corsa Coupe

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Re: Cigarette Lighter
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: July 11, 2018 06:31PM

If you want to replace with OEM style parts, get ready for sticker shock. If you don't mind after market, head to your flaps and get one.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
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Re: Cigarette Lighter
Posted by: 7004doorL ()
Date: July 11, 2018 06:47PM

Hi gregb,

I am only mentioning this because I did not see it.

The cigarette lighter is un-fused from the Factory.

Something to consider.

Be safe and dis-connect the Battery when working on electrical parts.

Hope this helps. Did I get it right?

Mike
1960 4 Door
80 HP with a Powerglide.

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Re: Cigarette Lighter
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: July 13, 2018 06:41AM

Good suggestion from Mike and I am in complete agreement. "Be safe".

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Re: Cigarette Lighter
Posted by: dolomitefan ()
Date: July 13, 2018 08:06AM

Incidentally I have just a blank where my lighter should be. Is the wiring still there in some form behind? I'd quite like to have a 12v socket there, no smoking for me.

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Mark Gibson, Staffordshire, England

1961 Corvair Greenbrier
1980 Triumph Dolomite Sprint
2009 Mazda MX5
2015 BMW 1 Series

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Re: Cigarette Lighter
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: July 13, 2018 08:16AM

dolomitefan Wrote:
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> Incidentally I have just a blank where my lighter
> should be. Is the wiring still there in some form
> behind? I'd quite like to have a 12v socket there,
> no smoking for me.

Steve sez: Typically you have a pop out plug in the hole.
Adding the lighter type socket is common these days in
order to have phone charger etc plugged in.

I will echo the above comments about fusing the wire to
the socket.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC

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Re: Cigarette Lighter
Posted by: dolomitefan ()
Date: July 13, 2018 08:59AM

I'll have to look. I thought if the feed was already there it would be easy enough to add the socket. I would fuse it though, guess an inline fuse would be sufficient.

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Mark Gibson, Staffordshire, England

1961 Corvair Greenbrier
1980 Triumph Dolomite Sprint
2009 Mazda MX5
2015 BMW 1 Series

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Re: Cigarette Lighter
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: July 13, 2018 09:11AM

Yes to inline fuse. The way GM wired the lighter was to the 'unfused' terminal on the fuse block. What made the problem was if the actual lighter did not pop out after getting hot. It is a direct short, the reason the lighter glows red. When stuck in place the fire resulted. Remember too the 'unfused' terminal is hot always, not controlled by the ign switch.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC

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