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Old 03-05-2008, 06:30 AM
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the cig lighter housing in my '84 is also too big for American-sized radar detector plugs. You can replace it with an American-sizedhousing/power assembly found at any autoparts like AutoZone, PepBoys, O'Reilly's, etc. If you smoke, you will need to use the lighter that comes with it, since the old lighter will not work on the new housing.

To remove the old lighter housing, first disconnect the battery, unless you like getting 12 volt shocks. With a thin spatula or knife, carefully pry the corners of the Trip Computer until it starts to move out. (use a piece of thin cardboard behind the spatula or knife to protect the lacquer on the panel). TIP: use teeth flossingstring to pull the trip computer instead of tools!

Then pull the Trip Computer out of the panel, disconnectingits two wiring connectors, (you need to mark both halves of at least one of the wiring connectors before you disconnect them so you don't confuse them on reconnection and fry the computer!),

The lighter housing assembly is then accesible on the left side of the opening althoughdifficult to remove, takes patience and practice.

Stick you thumb inside the lighter housing to turn the housing around (the reason for having disconnected the battery first!), and disconnect the two power wires, then with your other index and thumb, press the housing's light bulb "piggyback" on its sides to remove it from the housing.

Now you need to hold the rear of the housing with the rightthumb and index fingersas youpress ittowards the panel, and as you turn the inner housing counterclockwise with your left hand thumb, until you feel it "release" fromits 3 notches. You will notice there is a large spring between both inner and outer lighter housings, the spring pushes the outer housing "back" away from the panel to keepthe assembly tight.

Installing the new one might take some experimenting since you will have to adapt the 2 wires and the light bulb piggyback to the new housing, but it can be done.

Last, save the old housing and lighter for me!

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Old 03-11-2008, 04:42 AM
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I think there is some danger in that solution....
 
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Old 03-11-2008, 11:55 AM
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I got a sleeve to fit the plug on my 90!
 
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:30 PM
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I got a sleeve to fit the plug on my 90!

mucho better solution.

 
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Jose, it that spanish?
 
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Old 03-12-2008, 04:17 PM
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Ken, sí, Espanish. Do you mean you don't understand my long explanation above?

or are you referring to the name? [sm=feedback.gif]


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Just ribbing you over the "mucho." That and the Taco Bell menu pretty much covers my limited command of the language. My wife does all the Spanish speaking in our house. (Especially, when she's mad!)
 
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Old 03-13-2008, 06:14 PM
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as in when she gets mucho angry at you? [sm=exactly.gif]
 
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Do you have any idea how fast a latino woman keep speak when she's mad at you? I can't even hear that fast! I don't know how someone can speak that quickly!!!

Of course, the good times come with the same passion![sm=wootwoot.gif]
 
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Old 03-14-2008, 08:20 PM
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myself I likeIrish women.they are just like the latino women, the only difference is that you cannot understand her language, but she's saying the same thing the Irish girl is saying in English. [sm=smiley35.gif]
 
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I work with a fellow by the last name of Gallagher. I tell him all the time, no has ever accused the Irish of speaking English!
 
 
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