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Old 05-15-2019, 10:20 PM
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Power outlet spins in place?

Hello all, sorry if this is in the wrong place.
I've been having an issue where my front power outlet spins around in place, making it difficult to plug things into it, seems prone to blowing fuses, etc.

It didnt seem like it wanted to pull out or anything. Just spin.
I took it out and this is what I ended up with. I don't really see anything broken or missing. What do I need to do here?

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Old 05-16-2019, 01:19 AM
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Replace it. They are not likely a repairable part.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:24 AM
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Or a little drop of super glue on the rim as you snap it back in place..
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:40 AM
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Blowing fuses is a symptom of somebody thinking it is a cig lighter. There is supposed to be a cap that takes up some slack between it and the dash in some years; other years had the cap part of the retainer. Either will work. You can get a new retainer and power outlet from GM for less than $10. You may need to get the parts guy to look at the REAR console; I can't find it listed for the front.

For some reason they only list a cig lighter for the front. As far as I know, that was always an option. Still cheap. https://www.gmpartsdirect.com/auto-p...-switches-scat
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:56 AM
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I used this retainer to cure the same problem and the cap loose

https://www.chevyhhr.net/forums/mods...ped-off-61388/



RockAuto has them

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...+/+socket,4016

hellshotrod has them used , send him a PM

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Old 05-16-2019, 09:12 PM
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Thank you guys. I've got stuff to look into now. Appreciate it!
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