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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-22-2011, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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how to: remove cigarette lighter

i looked all over i cant find how to remove
the cigarette lighter , can someone tell me how to ? thanks
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Do you mean the socket?
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i looked all over i cant find how to remove
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?? Are you wanting to remove the 12v located in area near the radio? Because if there is a cigarette lighter in that you just pull it out.

And the next question would be why? Many of us use that for our GPS systems.

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If you want to remove the socket (and I'm also interested in why?!) you'll need to remove the boomerang trim piece. The socket is attached to that, secured from behind.


A "how-to" for removing the boomerang can be found here: https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f...acement-15707/.

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Do you mean the socket?

yes the socket
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?? Are you wanting to remove the 12v located in area near the radio? Because if there is a cigarette lighter in that you just pull it out.

And the next question would be why? Many of us use that for our GPS systems.
yes the 12v socket , i want to put a Start Button
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If you want to remove the socket (and I'm also interested in why?!) you'll need to remove the boomerang trim piece. The socket is attached to that, secured from behind.


A "how-to" for removing the boomerang can be found here: https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f...acement-15707/.
thank u it doesnt seem that hard
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i want to put a Start Button
Because.....

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because..... i find it looks good , no use for the 12v socket
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Are you putting in keyless start? Or just a dummy start button for looks?

If the former, it's FAR more difficult that it appears. Helios did it with a kit, it took a LOT of work and he was not entirely happy with the result and downsides (apparently). Helios' Push-button Start/ Keyless Entry System

If the latter, why not just convert the button to slide into the 12v socket as a kind of cap? Then you get your look, but can remove it to use the socket if you need to.

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its not a keyless start , its a real push button start , and its not hard to connect , only 4 wires , its to remove the boomerang trim piece that i find hard , lots of clips
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its not a keyless start , its a real push button start , and its not hard to connect , only 4 wires , its to remove the boomerang trim piece that i find hard , lots of clips


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good luck with your project.... i sorta doubt the ''4'' wires is ((( it )))...
..... ..... EVERYTHING is always more complicated .......

keep us posted - doesn't seem likely we'd talk yuh out of this adventure / brain fart........ betcha even $$ the ''clips'' are the ez part

so can i have your lighter ..lol...

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good luck with your project.... i sorta doubt the ''4'' wires is ((( it )))...
..... ..... EVERYTHING is always more complicated .......

keep us posted - doesn't seem likely we'd talk yuh out of this adventure / brain fart........ betcha even $$ the ''clips'' are the ez part

so can i have your lighter ..lol...
lol if u doubt , its probably cause u dont know much about cars
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cool! good luck and keep us posted!

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This guy is doing the most basic "Push to Start" connection, will still need the key in the Start Positions than pressing the start button.. As for Helios project it was way more sophisticated push to start system where no key was involved just the chip I believe...
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