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Cigar Lighter

This component is part of Dashboard Instruments.


Define the component. Include, if known, the german language word for the component, as well as the English or American equivalent. Show a picture, a diagram.

  • Its technical name & common name(s)
  • part # - start year & end year
  • which area it belongs to - engine, transmission, body, injection etc, link back to the relevant section


Describe, in general terms the function of this component. Meaning what is it there for and what role it plays. Describe how it works, the inside mechanism. Use diagrams to explain.


Describe common maintenance procedures, and common faults that may occur. Describe how these may be diagnosed and resolved. Again, include diagrams, photographs and explanations. Where possible, include measures, tolerances, weights etc.

  • Symptoms when it faults
  • How to test if it is faulty - what tools to use
  • How to fix / change
  • Removing the lighter

Removing the lighter

The cigar lighter, with all of its pieces can be tricky. A close up of the lighter assembled (out of the car) is shown. Also, a picture of the lighter pieces (out of the car).

  1. Unplug the cable connection from back of lighter
  2. Unscrew small pin connection on rear of lighter (6 or 7mm?)
  3. Remove small lock washer, then small insulated washer. Note: the insulated side if the washer must face towards the lighter housing upon reassembly.
  4. Unscrew the next piece with the permanent round pin & flat guide pin
  5. Remove the thin washer
  6. Unscrew thin nut that holds the lighter bracket in place
  7. Slide off bracket from rear
  8. Slide remaining lighter housing out of the front of the dash
  9. Reassembly is in reverse order. Pay special attention to the direction of the insulated washer. Also ensure that the notch in the ceramic piece lines up with the raised notch in the lighter housing.

Link to related components where appropriate.

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