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My nissan max 2001 the lighter in the console bows the fuse went you plug into it ,it can be turned or spinned to make the current get to the G P S how do i replace the lighter

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first you need to take the dash apart, then you just unhook the wire,unscrew the lighter and will need to remove the wood panel around the gear shift. You should be able to use a screw driver with a piece of cloth around the tip to work around where the plastic wood piece clips into the console area.

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the lighter - 120_pry_panel.jpg
Figure 8 - Remove Gear Shift Cover

Figure 9 - Remove the Cover of Gear Shift on '96

The Wood trim panel will pull away from the gear shifter. It may be useful to insert the screw driver (wrapped by a thin cloth to prevent scratches) between black grommet and the silver portion of the gear shifter assembly. You will want to pull (or pry) in the location like where the fingers are in Figure 9 above for the '96. It takes patience but if can be worked loose.

Figure 10 - Cloth Covered Screw Driver Removing Cover of Gear Shift on my nissan max 2001 the lighter - 95_max_shift_cov_clip.jpg 95_max_shift_cov_clip.jpg
Figure 11 - Clips that Hold the Cover of Gear Shift on '96

Figure 11 shows the location of the clips that hold the wood panel in place. Figure 1 also shows how to pull up and the path to pivot (yellow arrow) to remove the wood panel. While this panel is in a '96 Maxima, the technique is the same for the my nissan max 2001 the lighter - 140_rotate_panel.jpgpan>

140_rotate_panel.jpgmy nissan max 2001 the lighter - 95_max_shift_lighter.jpg>Figure 12 - Removing the Wood Panel

Figure 13 - Cigarette Lighter of the Wood Panel on '96

The cigarette lighter will have a wire connector on it. To remove it (you may not have to disconnect the lighter), you must push in the tab on the connector (it's where the thumb or pointing finger is in Figure 13) that keeps the connector locked in place. With the tab properly pushed in, the connector will slide off.

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