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Cigarette Lighter socket removal?

Discussion in 'Interiors, Seating, Lining' started by RattyMcClelland, 7 Jan 2017.

  1. RattyMcClelland

    RattyMcClelland Senior Member T6 Guru

    How the hell does this come away from the plastic panel.

    I have finished swapping the shuttle black interior panels over to replace the mouldy ass beige ones and the lighter panel is the last section to do.

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    It seems the metal is attached to the black part which is attached to the mouldy ass beige. Won't prise out.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member Admin Moderator VCDS User

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    Dont think you can do it without damaging it, there is a specific VAG tool for removing them, looks like a bearing puller ! but without it ????

    I got @carlg an illuminated one for his new dash as he couldnt remove it without damage, think @BiTurbo broke his as well
     
  3. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member Admin Moderator VCDS User

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  4. TEESIXY

    TEESIXY Member

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    If you not bothered about saving the old panel, i'd cut a slot down to it with a junior hacksaw, or if you want to save it, maybe a bit of warmth from hair dryer,or similar might help by softening the beige plastic a little?
     
  5. RattyMcClelland

    RattyMcClelland Senior Member T6 Guru

    I'd rather have a non illuminated one. I'll keep at it and If not order a new one.
     
  6. carlg

    carlg Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    I did get mine out with a lot of force ,but it put a small dent in it and the cig lighter got stuck in ,so I got the new one .
    the new one clips in really easily ,but once in it doesn't want to come out
     
  7. RattyMcClelland

    RattyMcClelland Senior Member T6 Guru

    Managed to get it out. The metal part had two small tabs holding it. I broken those back/ cent the metal a tad and the metal pushed forward with allot of force. Releasing that made the black section easier to force out.
     
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  8. BiTurbo

    BiTurbo Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Just break the back of the ring, they are about £4.
     
  9. BiTurbo

    BiTurbo Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Mine isn't red like that what's the part number? Cheers
     
  10. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member Admin Moderator VCDS User

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  11. BiTurbo

    BiTurbo Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

  12. carlg

    carlg Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    That's it fitted .

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  13. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member Admin Moderator VCDS User

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    You fitted the USB socket sideways ??
     
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  14. carlg

    carlg Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    I think it could only go in one way ,it had a small corner shape which located it .
     
  15. BiTurbo

    BiTurbo Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Correct there is a notch in one corner......

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  16. Pant Terrors

    Pant Terrors Member VIP Member

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    Carefull chaps. The standard supply to the ciggy lighter is permanently on. An illuminated unit will be draining power 24/7, not much, but if its not used everyday it will add to the other drains/alarm/immobilizer stuff. My 2006 VW Passat would be dead in a week, which was lovely returning at 3 am to a long stay airport car park!
     
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  17. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member Admin Moderator VCDS User

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    There are 3 cables on the rear plug as standard the third wire is connected to ambient lighting circuit
     
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  18. BiTurbo

    BiTurbo Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Correct Pauly
     

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