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Old 07-23-2013, 09:18 PM   #1
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This is a '99 328i. The male part of the cigarette lighter is stuck in the female receptacle. No power to the lighter. Any clue as to how to remove the male piece, without damaging, so I can start to diagnose the problem?
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:43 PM   #2
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It went in, so it's gotta come out. But it may have become damaged already. Turn and pull is all I can think of.

If it helps, my lighter became very tight in the socket after it was smashed slightly. If those things aren't perfectly round they bind.

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Old 07-23-2013, 11:50 PM   #3
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Male end is stuck in female? KY.

But seriously though get some pliers and pull it out. Or post a pic so we can try to advise better.

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Old 07-24-2013, 08:07 AM   #4
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That was simple. I just didn't want to force anything that didn't want to forced. Thanks for the response and help.
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