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Date Registered: 06-2018
Location: Emerald, Victoria
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Replace T31 cigarette lighter with USB socket


Hello all. I was wondering whether anyone has had the experience of removing the cabin cigarette lighter to replace it with a USB socket? Size looks very similar, but is there a lot of dismantling involved in getting the lighter out?

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Date Registered: 12-2010
Location: Macquarie Fields SYDNEY
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Re: Replace T31 cigarette lighter with USB socket



It would be much easier and simpler to purchase a cigarette lighter/USB adapter. Supercheap have one for about $5. Just google USB Car Chargers and you will find heaps on there.
 I have a 2 USB ports adapter and they are not obtrusive.

However, it's obviously up to you if your requirements are such that you want to completely remove the existing lighter socket.

Cheers


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Date Registered: 06-2018
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Re: Replace T31 cigarette lighter with USB socket


Thanks for your thoughts. I do have a plug in adapter, but like a number I've had over the years, it's unreliable. I find the phone not charging, and when I check I find the adapter needs a jiggle in the lighter socket to regain contact. In a previous vehicle I fitted a wired in socket which fixed the problem, but I don't want to hack into the plastic on the Exy. I hoped someone may have had the experience of unclippng the console mouldings. If that is difficult I'll look again at plug in adapters. emoticon

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Date Registered: 01-2011
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YOu can get USB sockets that replace the blanks for the rocker style switches/blanks that are on the console in a few locations, have seen heaps on ebay. This way you also retain the cig socket incase you every need it to power something non usb.

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I hadn't thought of that, thanks a lot. The lighter has the advantage of wiring being already in place, but I wonder whether the original loom supplies any wiring to these blanks for future use. Would be a great solution if it works! I'm going to search Ebay now.

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I hadn't thought of that, thanks a lot. The lighter has the advantage of wiring being already in place, but I wonder whether the original loom supplies any wiring to these blanks for future use. Would be a great solution if it works! I'm going to search Ebay now.

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