View Full Version : My 2005 tacoma cigarette lighter is stuck

01-26-2012, 08:35 PM
With the recent glove box thread I have a feeling the 2005 Tacoma gremlins are starting to rise up...
This thing is fused in the socket? Really stuck...I have put the grip of death on it and pulled and pulled but it is on there good... I have rarely used it as there is a separate power outlet...
Any ideas before I put the vise grips of death on it...and probably crush it

01-26-2012, 09:49 PM
Did you try pushing the lighter in to heat it up, and then trying to remove it? Only wondering because in THEORY it should act like a mini torch, heating up the metal, making it expand. If it does that you might be able to get it loose?

01-26-2012, 10:38 PM
I have tried keeping it in so long that the handle is too hot to touch...it fires and heats up but wont release...I am confused as I thought it was just a pressure fit but there must be some small latch keeping things tight?

01-26-2012, 11:23 PM
Sprayit with Liquid Wrench, let site for a couple hours, and SWIST off NOT PULL.


01-27-2012, 12:13 AM
This stuff comes apart pretty easy. I'd take it apart and remove the lighter unit rather than risking a fire. Probably just need to remove the center console first.

Reference. (http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/05+/data/ileaf/06toyrm/06toypdf/06rmsrc/rm2006ta/06000.pdf)