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Old 03-28-2008, 07:08 AM   #1
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Question Cigarette lighter install

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I have an hhr ss and need to install a cig. lighter in the dash aux outlet. I have the element for the lighter and I wonder if I need anything more to make the switch. Is it just a plain switch of the aux. with the element?
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Most aux sockets state they are not for lighters. So you will need to swap the set (socket/element). But should be an easy switch, just replace. Wiring is already there.

Mine came with the lighter. So I can't say whether you can just put a lighter in the stock socket or not. But it will either work or not.
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Thanks Solman. Not sure if the element would accept the the fuse size.
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power wise, the fuse should handle the lighter. I know when you get the smokers package, it come with the element and ashtray. That tells me the element should work with the aux socket. But I know on my wifes MPV, the aux socket states to not insert a lighter.

But if the socket won't heat the lighter, the socket swap would be needed, and that should be a direct swap. Most are universal in size.
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Great stuff Solman!! I'm gonna "git er dun" right now
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Corkey, good time to quit. Bad habit and expensive in so many ways. After you quit you will notice how bad smokers smell. No saint like a reformed sinner.
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Been there...dun that twice...
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Been there...dun that twice...
Noob, I quit at least 5 times before It stuck.
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My HHR came with a cigarette lighter in the dash power supply and no ashtray. I don't smoke and the power outlet is the plug for my GPS unit. The rear plug I'll use, on occasion, to charge the cell phone.
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My sticker said I paid $40 for the smoker package, and all I got was the shty plastic ashtray and no lighter.

But, not to worry, because I haven't had a cigarette for nearly 8 months now, and the $120/month savings was the payment difference between the SS and not the SS.
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