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removing the cigarette lighter from the bezel

i took the radio bezel completely off but i cannot get the cigarette lighter out. i've tried unscrewing it with my hands and with plyers and it spins but doesn't come off. can anyone tell me how to get this thing off?!?
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i think there is a clip that is hooked on the back..try that..
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spray it with some wd 40
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i didn't see the clip and i tried the WD40 and both didn't work. any other suggestions?
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It screws into place. Unscrew the silver looking part of the lighter and you can then remove the outlet. It will unscrew, just tap the sides if needed.
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Are you trying to remove the wire harness from behind it, or trying to remove the female side out of the bezel?
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it screwed out.
im pretty sure you hold the inside middle part and unscrew the outside back part.
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damn.. should've asked...

i did this last week, and i just yanked it out and i broke something. Oh well, that's what bondo's for
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thanks Evan.. i feel kinda stupid cause it was so easy haha. i got the 12v power outlet out but couldn't figure the cigarette lighter. i got it all squared away tho.

painted the bezel today.. just waiting for it to dry. i'll take pics and stuff tomorrow
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Ahhh.........removed it to paint the bezel.....I see now.

Pics pics pics!!! LOL
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well here's the pics...
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i scratched it putting it back in so i gotta re do it
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it's not quite as glossy as i would like it.. any tips to shine it up a bit??

also.. i wanna paint the door bezels. they're textured, so do i need to sand them down till they're completely smooth or just sand down the texture a little bit. here's a pic of them..
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FINALLY, the last thing i promise haha. i was thinking about painting the slotted area where the speakers are..
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how do you think that would look?? would it affect the amount of sound at all?? sorry for the long post and thanks for all the help fellas!!
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buuuuuuump
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no on the slots of teh speakers..

that looks good. Try using a few coats of clear coat. It'll shine it up a little bit.
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i used 3 coats of paint and 3 coats of clear coat.. so just add more clear coat or paint too?
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i used 3 coats of paint and 3 coats of clear coat.. so just add more clear coat or paint too?
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