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Removing lighter (1/5)
 7/5/22 9:52pm
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New C3 owner here. Do I have to remove the entire console to get the lighter out?  Can I not just unscrew it?  It just seems to spin. 


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Re: Removing lighter (2/5)
 7/6/22 4:26pm
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Equinunk, PA - USA

1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.

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Need more information. What er ya workin on?


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Re: Removing lighter (3/5)
 7/6/22 4:35pm
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Grapevine, TX - USA

1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

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I think you can remove the HVAC controls and get to the outer screw on part of the lighter.



Re: Removing lighter (4/5)
 7/9/22 11:45am
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San Diego, CA - USA

'73 L48 Coupe, 383, M20, A/C, Electric Windows. Matterhorn White Jet-Glo w/ Dark Blue interior. Rochester, Edelbrock, Blackjack Ceramics, Borlas w/ 2.5" mandrel X over, Cooper Cobras on both OEM Steel and Aluminum Wheels.

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Welcome BB.

Is it a Manual or Auto Tranny? I believe you can remove the 4 corner screws of the shift plate and lift it high enough to get to the bottom of things. The Auto Shifter makes things tighter though. Climate Control Box can hinder this approach as well. Not sure if the Vent Knob/levers pose a problem as I only know AC consoles.


Whatcha tryin to do ... replace it?





Re: Removing lighter (5/5)
 7/15/22 4:10pm
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Lancaster, PA - USA

1970 Green Convertible

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I have a 1970 and removing the ash tray can give a little access, but I do mean little. You have to carefully pull off the wire/connector from the lighter socket, then you might be able to unscrew it. 

Jan Gerhart

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