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2004 chevy monte Carlo: power outlet doesnt work..replace myself

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My 2004 Chev Monte Carlo - front power outlet doesn't work, the fuse is ok, what else can I check if not how difficult is it to replace myself?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Jettadan1 replied 7 years ago.
Have you tried another plug in becuase the fuse should blow pretty fast before the outlet messes up. are your useing a cell phone charger or?
Expert:  Jettadan1 replied 7 years ago.
Just checking?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Yes, I've tried other power cords for other electronics but still no power, having to use rear outlet.

Expert:  Jettadan1 replied 7 years ago.
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2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo V6-3.4L VIN E

Vehicle Level Instrument Panel, Gauges and Warning Indicators Cigarette Lighter Service and Repair Cigar Lighter Housing Replacement - Instrument Panel (I/P)
Cigar Lighter Housing Replacement - Instrument Panel (I/P)


J 42059 Cigar Lighter Socket Remover


  1. Remove the cigar lighter fuse.

  1. Remove the cigar lighter housing by placing one side of the "T" portion of J 42059 into the tab window. Angle the other side into the opposite tab window. Pull the power accessory port housing straight out.
  2. If the standard method fails to remove the housing, use the following alternate method:
3.1.Insert a small grinding tool with a cutoff wheel into the housing.
3.2.Remove the plastic latches in the 3 mm (0.11 in) square windows.
3.3.Use the J 42059 as directed above to remove the housing.

  1. Remove the tool from the cigar lighter housing.

  1. Disconnect the electrical connector from the cigar lighter.
  2. Use your index finger in order to pull out the cigar lighter housing retainer.


  1. Align the housing retainer to the slot in the cigar lighter hole.

  1. Install the housing retainer. Press into place until the retainer is fully seated.

  1. Connect the electrical connector to the cigar lighter housing.

  1. Align the cigar lighter housing tabs to the retainer.

  1. Install the cigar lighter housing. Press the housing into place until fully seated.
  2. Install the cigar lighter fuse.
  3. Inspect the cigar lighter for proper operation.
Expert:  Jettadan1 replied 7 years ago.
I hope this helps give you an idea what it takes.