W203 Cig Lighter

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  1. 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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    http://mbclub.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?p=117808#post117808

    when you remove the trim round the gearbox from the instructions above , you are looking for a 3 cable loom which lives in round the gearbox area. It should have a Brown and a black/yellow cable. Brown is earth and black yellow is ignition sense.
     
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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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    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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    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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