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    On my vec the cig ligter in the back has a smaller diameter than the one in the front, and just wanted to know how i go about changing the front one for a smaller one, if even possible?

    only reason i ask is my griffin roadtrip, when in the front keeps moving, but the back one is a tight fit

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    I take it you have the optional cigarette lighter in the front. You can get a 12v acessory socket with the flap for the front as most vec's have that

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    i just thought it was standard, so will i have to buy just an accessory socket, or will i have to buy the section that the socket fits into aswell? might have a nosey in the scrap yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neill View Post
    i just thought it was standard,
    No, an accessory socket is slightly smaller in diameter so as to prevent a ciggy lighter being inserted into it.

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    Yeah you need to change the socket and the little panel around it

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    I take it you have the optional cigarette lighter in the front. You can get a 12v acessory socket with the flap for the front as most vec's have that
    Where Do You Get The Accessory Socket John ?

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    Dealers mate, or the scrappy

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    Dealers mate, or the scrappy
    Any Idea Much It Is ?

    Is It Just The Socket Itself Likes ?

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    In my old pre-facelift I got round the problem by using a 2-in-1 adaptor and put velcro pads on the jack so it fitted tightly in the socket. Worked like a dream and I had 2 sockets available at all times.

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