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Cigarette lighter difference-cure

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I have just purchased a 2004 Carrera Cab and noted it was missing the lighter socket plug. so I asked the dealer to send me the lighter from my Boxtser S 2001 that I traded in thinking it would be pretty much a standard fitting. Actually it is fractionally to big to fit in the hole.

Can I just file down the outer entry edge to fit?

Its not as if I want to use it as I do not smoke but the gaping hole is a distraction


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Looks like your post made it to wrong sub forum.

If I remember right there is a difference in size standards for this plug for different countries, hence the size differences.

There are "USA" kits you can purchase to retrofit for the socket and plug, including "non smokers kits" which replace the lighter with a non-smoking blank plug. They are relatively inexpensive. If you are interested spend some time with the search or come back to this post and someone can point you in the right direction.

If you are not adverse to filing down what you have, I'm sure that might be the simplest and least expensive solution.

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There are a few threads on this issue, check the search engine. My memory is that the non-smoking plug does not fit in the lighter socket. good luck

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Mine was missing also. I bought a replacement from Pelican Parts for about $30.

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