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    Got a new cigar lighter for Cujo. The old one would not charge my cell phone. The lighter would work, but the center was rusted and not power the center for the cell charger.

    Look what I had to do to remove the old one!

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    I have tried to remove 3 of these from Festys in yards, to no avail! This was the forth one that got mangled, trying to remove it from the dash of Cujo!

    After 20+ years, the plastic ring shrinks and really gets stuck!

    The new one works great and I can charge my cell now ... Thanks to F3BZ!
    Last edited by drddan; 03-29-2015, 02:46 PM.
    Dan




    Red 1988 Festiva L - CUJO

    Black 1992 Festiva GL Sport - BLACK MAGIC

    I'm just...a little slow... sometimes

    R.I.P.
    Blue 1972 Chevelle SS-468 C.I.D. B'nM TH400-4:56 posi-Black racing stripes-Black vinyl top-Black int.
    Black on black 1976 Camaro LT-350 4 bolt main .060 over
    Silver 1988 Festiva L

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  • #2
    I have removed many cigar lighters with no problems (from non-smoker cars).
    Are you removing them properly?
    You must rotate the plastic until it lines up with the holes in the metal sleeve, before squeezing the locking tabs.
    Ask bondo. He just received the one I sent him. Aloha.
    Last edited by bravekozak; 03-29-2015, 04:18 PM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by bravekozak View Post
      I have removed many cigar lighters with no problems (from non-smoker cars).
      Are you removing them properly?
      You must rotate the plastic until it lines up with the holes in the metal sleeve, before squeezing the locking tabs.
      Ask bondo. He just received the one I sent him. Aloha.
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      • #4
        Yes, the ring does need to turn, and Dan, we have spoken about this before.

        The ones I have tried to remove, would not budge at all. The plastic ring would not turn, or slide in anyway, including on my festy. Maybe its the Midwest weather, or something, IDK.
        The new one I installed I can snap in place and remove it, no problem.

        Maybe if I try to get one from a JY, I will spray it with WD-40 and let it soak a bit, then see if that makes a difference

        New one was $15 from green sales and it looks nice! I even repainted the little bezel that holds the lighter.
        Last edited by drddan; 03-30-2015, 04:23 AM.
        Dan




        Red 1988 Festiva L - CUJO

        Black 1992 Festiva GL Sport - BLACK MAGIC

        I'm just...a little slow... sometimes

        R.I.P.
        Blue 1972 Chevelle SS-468 C.I.D. B'nM TH400-4:56 posi-Black racing stripes-Black vinyl top-Black int.
        Black on black 1976 Camaro LT-350 4 bolt main .060 over
        Silver 1988 Festiva L

        My Music!
        http://www.reverbnation.com/main/sea...t_songs/266647

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        • #5
          I am using an orange ring from an RX-7 + a lighted Millenia receptacle with our Festiva black metal bezel. My lighter is from a 67 Lincoln Town car. How's that for a combo?

          I think heat must have fused the plastic to the shell. Maybe they heated the lighter and partially reinserted it.
          Last edited by bravekozak; 03-30-2015, 05:41 AM.

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          • #6
            all three of our festivas have working cigarette lighters.... I don't know but I think the colder climates have an effect on them?
            Doug's Daily Driver (Dad): '91 Ford Festiva L Manual "Old Yellow" got with 40,xxx mi... about 52,xxx mi. give or take now

            Austin's Daily Driver (mine) : '91 Ford Festiva GL Automatic "Whitie III" W/ 0.40 over aspire engine from '94 Aspire "New Blue" rebuilt 92,xxx mi. then... about 96,xxx mi. or more now (on body)

            Doug's work car: '95 Ford Aspire Manual "Whitie II" w/ swapped stock aspire engine from '95 Silver Aspire and has
            it's 5th transmission! 75,xxx mi... now with about 130,xxx mi.

            Sold! '89 Ford Festiva Manual "Gaystiva" (sold to my Uncle) - got with 163,xxx..... now 163,xxx Sold!

            TRANSFERRED! '89 Ford Festiva Automatic EFI "one hit wonder" Given to
            bolokid - got with 210,xxx ...... now with 210,xxx miles TRANSFERRED!

            '94 Ford Aspire SE Manual "Assfire" - got with at least 350,000 mi

            SOLD! '90 Ford Festiva L Manual look for Narion (or click the username) it's new owner on the forum! - got with 193,xxx miles... now has 193,xxx miles give or take SOLD!

            R.I.P '91 Ford Escort GT w/ bad engine..... stripping for parts then off to the scrapper!

            R.I.P '91 Ford Festiva Manual "Lil Red Rocket" bought brand new in 1991 with ~120 mi... ended with 227,xxx mi.


            R.I.P '97 Ford Aspire 4 Door Automatic "Ford Metro" parts car - got with about 144,xxx mi.... ended with 144,xxx mi

            R.I.P '95 Ford Aspire Manual Silver (one owner and one family car) got with about 50,000 miles ended with about 90,000 miles

            R.I.P '94 Ford Aspire Manual "New Blue" got with 150,xxx.... ended with about 200,xxx (it's engine is the .40 engine in my GL)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bravekozak View Post
              I am using an orange ring from an RX-7 + a lighted Millenia receptacle with our Festiva black metal bezel. My lighter is from a 67 Lincoln Town car. How's that for a combo?

              I think heat must have fused the plastic to the shell. Maybe they heated the lighter and partially reinserted it.
              The lighted ring is cool. I thought that when I first saw your thread. You may be onto something about the heat. Smoker vs Non smoker cars?
              Dan




              Red 1988 Festiva L - CUJO

              Black 1992 Festiva GL Sport - BLACK MAGIC

              I'm just...a little slow... sometimes

              R.I.P.
              Blue 1972 Chevelle SS-468 C.I.D. B'nM TH400-4:56 posi-Black racing stripes-Black vinyl top-Black int.
              Black on black 1976 Camaro LT-350 4 bolt main .060 over
              Silver 1988 Festiva L

              My Music!
              http://www.reverbnation.com/main/sea...t_songs/266647

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              • #8
                I would remove it all together and make a USB plug.

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                • #9
                  I have a small Sprint cellphone charger I put in the lighter, it has a USB.
                  Dan




                  Red 1988 Festiva L - CUJO

                  Black 1992 Festiva GL Sport - BLACK MAGIC

                  I'm just...a little slow... sometimes

                  R.I.P.
                  Blue 1972 Chevelle SS-468 C.I.D. B'nM TH400-4:56 posi-Black racing stripes-Black vinyl top-Black int.
                  Black on black 1976 Camaro LT-350 4 bolt main .060 over
                  Silver 1988 Festiva L

                  My Music!
                  http://www.reverbnation.com/main/sea...t_songs/266647

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                  • #10
                    Can you start a campfire with a USB port ? Sounds like trading a survival tool for a ? Don't they make a USB adapter that goes into a 12 volt port ? That is also where the air compressor is powered from.

                    By the way if you actually use the lighter to light something you want to carefully clean it before putting it back in. The black junk will make the connection poor. The higher power loads like really big spotlights and air compressors will make the connection itself get hot and burn because of the black stuff.
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                    • #11
                      I have this charger with USB in all 4 vehicles I own. Uses a separate USB cord. Holding up well. I've had a few cheapo chargers that died and this one seems durable. Some of chargers that have built in cords, the cords seem cheap and the plugs bend easily. I like a separate cord

                      http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-OR...item2a49ee25a7

                      There are dual USB chargers too

                      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sprint-Rapid...item2a4693fa86

                      There are a bunch of them

                      http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from...arger&_sacat=0
                      Last edited by drddan; 03-31-2015, 12:16 PM.
                      Dan




                      Red 1988 Festiva L - CUJO

                      Black 1992 Festiva GL Sport - BLACK MAGIC

                      I'm just...a little slow... sometimes

                      R.I.P.
                      Blue 1972 Chevelle SS-468 C.I.D. B'nM TH400-4:56 posi-Black racing stripes-Black vinyl top-Black int.
                      Black on black 1976 Camaro LT-350 4 bolt main .060 over
                      Silver 1988 Festiva L

                      My Music!
                      http://www.reverbnation.com/main/sea...t_songs/266647

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