W203 Cig Lighter

J7NNO

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Does anybody know how to get to the back of the cigar lighter in a W203 Saloon. I want to install a second socket under the passenger seat for fridge/dvd player etc. It looks like the entire centre console has to come out which I cant believe.
Or can I ................... :rolleyes:
 
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Nice one fuzzer - when it stops raining I'll give it a go . Thx.
 
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Fuzzer.

Quick thought though. On my car the cig lighter is in not in the ashtray its in the little cubby hole between the armrest and gear lever - do these instructions still apply ?
 

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J7NNO said:
Fuzzer.

Quick thought though. On my car the cig lighter is in not in the ashtray its in the little cubby hole between the armrest and gear lever - do these instructions still apply ?


If its just the pre facelift like youve got , you just need to take the surround off at the gearleaver.

open the ashtray and you need to pull up on the edge of that trim there . its secured by two steel clips at either side so might be a little tight . it will come up just beyond the clips and then pull it forward to release it from the plastic retainer on the oppisite end( end closest to the armrest) . Once up look for the cable described above and should be plain sailing from there.

I used scotch blocks to tap into it. you can get them from halfords for a few pounds , i used the blue 15a ones. remember to run an inline fuse too.
 
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Got in thanks Fuzzer. :bannana: :bannana: :bannana:

You sure have to be brave though!!!!
 

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Got in thanks Fuzzer. :bannana: :bannana: :bannana:

You sure have to be brave though!!!!

Nah , just a little crazy :) ive almost had most of the car apart :D kinda gets easier the more you do it.
 

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