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Cigarette lighter came apart...how to gain access to console?

What do you have to remove or loosen to gain access to the cigarette lighter wiring to reconnect?  Need power for phone, GPS.

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Remove the ashtray. then remove the holder for the ashtray. the lighter is just inside. be careful not to short the hot wire to ground. It runs from the battery to the fuse box then to the lighter. Check the fuse if the first if you haven't already.

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