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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 07, 05:46 AM Thread Starter
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Cigarette Lighter Socket ... Clean up original?

Hi Guys ...

While putting the dash back together this weekend, I noticed that my original cigarette lighter socket is full of rust, debrie, etc... from sitting over the years. I was attempting to buy a reproduction piece but came to find that they no longer make them ...

I had also thought of buying a generic but then I've read that the generics don't seem to fit the original knobs ...

So, Can this original be cleaned up to the point where it would work? I'm affraid to do so in fear of a potential fire down the road ...

Has anyone had any luck with aftermarket/generic sockets?

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Re: Cigarette Lighter Socket ... Clean up original?

What I've decided to do is use my old unit without running any spark to it ...

And then using my open accessory slots in my American Autowire kit to power a radar detector and/or additional power socket for phone charging ...

-TIM

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 07, 06:42 AM
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Re: Cigarette Lighter Socket ... Clean up original?

probably a good choice, Tim. Far as I know, the original style socket is not reproduced and is unavailable, tho the heating element and knob are.





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Re: Cigarette Lighter Socket ... Clean up original?

I found and purchased a NOS Rochester lighter socket on ebay. The part number is 7027910. You can set up an ebay favorite search for ď7027910 lighterĒ and check the box ďEmail me daily whenever there are new itemsĒ. Ebay will e-mail you when one is listed.

Itís to bad nobody makes a Casco lighter with the correct knob for our cars as Casco sockets are cheap and plentiful.
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Re: Cigarette Lighter Socket ... Clean up original?

Try this link...
They show that they have them $19.95


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