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    Hi!

    I'm trying to change the cigarette lighter bulb. I've managed to strip the ashtray and plastics that surrounds the cigarette lighter, but I just cannot remove the inner metal part and the plastic ring. I can lift the whole package a bit, but it won't come off.

    Any advice how to remove the lighter without damaging it?

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    Does this help ?

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    If all you want to do is change the bulb, you can do that without having to remove the whole lighter. Just pull the bulb holder out - GGs link to that pic will probably help you to work out where it is.

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    Thanks for tips.

    I've found and tried to pull the bulb holder, but it is very tight, like it had somekind of clip that is holding it in place?

    (Maybe I should have the hands of a gynecologist.. )

    In order to remove the inner part, should I bend some clips?

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    Isn't the bulb for the ciggy lighter actually an LED?

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    No, it's a T5 1,2W glass bulb:


    but I'm going to change it into led (if I can get it out..)
    The ashtray light is led from the factory.

    I tried once more to get the inner part out this morning, but it is really tightly clipped to the plastic ring... And the bulb holder also...

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    Update:

    I managed to get the socket out. The inner metal part is locked into the plastic ring by two notches. I gently pressed the notches one at the time and vola, the inner part came out without violence, only a little push under the socket was needed. Then the plastic ring came out easily.
    The bulb-holder was clipped into the frame, but was easily unclipped.

    By the way, the led (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=360016522354) wasn't bright enough, so I replaced the burned bulb with a glass-bulb.

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    Excellent pic, thanks

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    Looking at the OP photo, The socket appears to be on the right, next to the driver, Mine is on the left next to the passensger foot well.

    For some of my accessories I'd prefer the socket on the right....Can it be changed?

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    The OP is Finnish so it'll be a LHD car, so therefore like ours it's on the passenger side. But the fact that it's on that side must mean that there is appropriate trim etc. to let it go on that side - maybe worth having a look through EPC with the Opel option selected. Not sure if it's just a case of a different faceplate, or if there are more differences underneath.

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