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how do i replace the cigarette lighter in my 2005 silverado

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These can be tricky. If the socket will not pull out you will need to do some modifying to get the socket out. Here is how this is to be done. There is actually a special tool designed to pull the lighter socket out, but you can do this other ways.

  • Remove the power supply fuse.
  • Lift up the front cover of the receptacle.
    Object Number: 378525  Size: SH

  • Insert the J 42059 into the receptacle sleeve. Tilt the tool so that the tool fits into the slots on the sides of the receptacle sleeve.
    Object Number: 378524  Size: SH

  • Hold the plastic ring in place. Pull the receptacle out of the assembly in order to remove the outlet.
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  • If J 42059 tool fails to release the power port/lighter socket from the retainer, perform the following alternate method:
    5.1. Insert a small grinding tool with a cutoff wheel into the socket.
    5.2. Remove the plastic latches in the 3 mm (0.11 in) square windows.
    5.3. Use the J 42059 as directed above to remove the socket.
  • Remove the electrical connector from the socket.
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