Appears that the retainer ring/clip has slipped off. The socket can almost be pulled out of the console (can see the electrical connector). How do I retighten the socket to the console? Seems like I need to remove the console to do this.
Some of the cigarette lighters have a threaded outer shell that keeps them in place. If you can follow the wires back from the socket there might be a empty "shell" hanging on the wire. Guide it back up to the socket, and while holding the socket in place tighten the shell around the socket.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Spray VERY lightly some WD-40 around the bulb where the ring is holding it down. Wait about 2 minutes. Wiggle the ring by hand. If it still doesn't come loose, use a flat screwdriver on the edge ridges of the ring. Bump (hard) the screwdriver with the ball of your other hand or another tool to turn the ring. Before you put the new light-bulb in the hole, use a towel to wipe any WD-40 off of the ring or the hole. If any gets on the new bulb, it will shorten its life. Hopefully you are changing both bulbs and KEEP the one that was still working as an emergency spare. Sharpie LOW on the plastic socket, wrap it in a paper towel and keep in the trunk.
In earlier model vehicles, the cigarette lighter is on the same circuit as the dash lights/ radio/ interior lights. Maybe it's not labeled as cigarette lighter, try other fuses. also, there should be a fuse panel both inside dash and under the hood. Also, sometimes there can be an in-line fuse right behind the cigarette lighter.
Give your self about an hour and you'll easily have it done. Remove all screws and obvious retainers to the panel (usuall popped on press fittings) Thw window winder handle can be removed with a wide shoe lace or similar . It's retained by a horseshoe shaped spring clip. Use the lace to pull the clip in the opposite direction to the horseshoe clip and try not to loose it ! Pull on panel to remove,This should give you free acess to winder mountings and the glass retaining/mountion brackets. Disconnect glass and remove for safety. remove winder mechanism and reverse proceedure to re- assemble. Ensure all fittings are tight and good luck
If you have power windows or locks first remove the negative battery cable. If not you need to locate and remove the screws that hold the door handles in place (they may be hidden by snap in, or snap on clips).
If you have a manual window crank, you will need a small piece of wire with a hook on the end of it to remove the window crank (slide it behind the crank "base", hook the hook to the retaining clip and pull the retaining clip out).
If you have power windows, when you remove the handles unplug the wires to the window switches and door locks.
Next use a small prybar to remove the interior panel retaining clips (they're plastic clips that snap into the door). Get as close to the retaining clips as possible or directly under them to prevent them from tearing out of the door panel, and pry them out of the door.
Once the retaining clips are removed from the door, pull the panel upward to remove it from the door.
Installation is reverse.
I hope this information helps you, and I wish you luck on your repair.
open the hood push the headlight housing retaining clips rearward and then pull upward on the clip to release the headlight housing and pull the housing out and away from car to access the bulb retaining ring located on the back side rotate the bulb retaining ring counterclockwise and pull the bulb socket assembly out of the housing and when installing the new bulb do not touch the bulb surface if you do wipe with rubbing alcohol
remove cable from transmission,follow cable behind engine,along exhaust pipe,then up through floor into center console.along the way you will find retainer clips (on both ends of cable) which hold the cables in place,and also underneath you will find a fastner which holds cable to bottom of floorboards and a panel with a rubber gasket in which the cable goes up into the console through. you must then remove center console to release the other end of cable.Once cable is loose go under car in the middle of the cable and pull out from floor then pull the other end out from engine compartment.