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Cigarette Lighter/Power Socket Removal Help
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2010 XTR 110, I've got an intermittent problem with the Cigarette Lighter/Power Socket, the one in the IP in front of the gear change. Often find that my phone isn't actually charging and one charger I've got with a blue indicator in it goes on and off when wiggled in the socket. I'm not expecting it'll be a big job to repair or replace but I can't see how to get the socket out of the IP.
Help appreciated.

Matt
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#2
Are you sure its not your charger??
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(02-08-2016, 10:33 PM)Johny555 Wrote:  Are you sure its not your charger??

I'm not 100% sure, problem occurs with more than one of the chargers I put in there, It'll be a lot easier to clean up and check out if I can get it out. A previous owner must have been a smoker and there is ash and crud in the socket.
Any idea how to get take it out?
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#4
No not sure,have you tried googling it,
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#5
Most sockets Ive come across are removed by gaining access to underneath and pushing out the metal inner from the coloured ring, it won't come out as one unit. Make sure the ignition is off and power disconnected before sticking your finger in!
Those in the know..... Go Berlingo!
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#6
I can confirm that the rear ciggy lighter removes in this way - you need access to the rear of it to remove it. I'd assume the front one's the same.

However, the problem is probably just that the side springs on the plug have got flattened. Just prise up the springs on the outside of the plug with a screwdriver so that they stick out a bit more. Also check the spring on the tip of it.

Fag lighters are crap power sockets. If you're relying on it for anything long-term then a piggy back fuse and hard-wire kit is a much better solution. Plus you don't have a wire dangling about then.
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#7
My front one played up 18 months ago, I used a bit of sandpaper on a plastic 'stick' and wiggled it about a bit at the contact and it has been fine since.
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(03-08-2016, 06:51 AM)raynoon Wrote:  Most sockets Ive come across are removed by gaining access to underneath and pushing out the metal inner from the coloured ring, it won't come out as one unit. Make sure the ignition is off and power disconnected before sticking your finger in!

Just curious why you say take power off before sticking your finger in?? No danger whatsoever from 12v in a car! More chance of being hit by a bus while putting your finger in than doing damage lol

As for cigarette lighters, the plastic sleeve has two holes cut in and two lugs on the metal body drop into these holes, normally a v.tight fit, as said pushing from the back is the easiest way to remove, but it's generally a contact issue, clean this with a screwdriver (you'll blow the fuse if you forget to turn the ignition off in about five seconds but it's easy to replace lol) and then scrape away and enjoy power again! Ps I've not seen an actual cigarette lighter in a berlingo or partner yet, it's just a power socket these days, it's generally dust and crap that gets in and stops it working
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(06-08-2016, 07:17 AM)dumdum Wrote:  
(03-08-2016, 06:51 AM)raynoon Wrote:  Most sockets Ive come across are removed by gaining access to underneath and pushing out the metal inner from the coloured ring, it won't come out as one unit. Make sure the ignition is off and power disconnected before sticking your finger in!

Just curious why you say take power off before sticking your finger in?? No danger whatsoever from 12v in a car! More chance of being hit by a bus while putting your finger in than doing damage lol

As for cigarette lighters, the plastic sleeve has two holes cut in and two lugs on the metal body drop into these holes, normally a v.tight fit, as said pushing from the back is the easiest way to remove, but it's generally a contact issue, clean this with a screwdriver (you'll blow the fuse if you forget to turn the ignition off in about five seconds but it's easy to replace lol) and then scrape away and enjoy power again! Ps I've not seen an actual cigarette lighter in a berlingo or partner yet, it's just a power socket these days, it's generally dust and crap that gets in and stops it working

Its not about you or putting you finger in, It is more about putting a screw driver, or any other metal object inside. It will short-circuit very easily, and burn out the fuse in a jiffy... personal experience...Smile
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(06-08-2016, 08:21 AM)Luis Rosa Wrote:  
(06-08-2016, 07:17 AM)dumdum Wrote:  
(03-08-2016, 06:51 AM)raynoon Wrote:  Most sockets Ive come across are removed by gaining access to underneath and pushing out the metal inner from the coloured ring, it won't come out as one unit. Make sure the ignition is off and power disconnected before sticking your finger in!

Just curious why you say take power off before sticking your finger in?? No danger whatsoever from 12v in a car! More chance of being hit by a bus while putting your finger in than doing damage lol

As for cigarette lighters, the plastic sleeve has two holes cut in and two lugs on the metal body drop into these holes, normally a v.tight fit, as said pushing from the back is the easiest way to remove, but it's generally a contact issue, clean this with a screwdriver (you'll blow the fuse if you forget to turn the ignition off in about five seconds but it's easy to replace lol) and then scrape away and enjoy power again! Ps I've not seen an actual cigarette lighter in a berlingo or partner yet, it's just a power socket these days, it's generally dust and crap that gets in and stops it working

Its not about you or putting you finger in, It is more about putting a screw driver, or any other metal object inside. It will short-circuit very easily, and burn out the fuse in a jiffy... personal experience...Smile
I know that... it was a question to the guy I quoted, as some people do genuinely believe that 12v will harm them...
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