That's hard for me to say when I can't see it. In electrical wiring, sometimes we need to put a connector into a junction box with a bigger hole than the connector. They make bushings to fit them so we can use that connector in that hole. If you're not understanding what I'm saying, go to an electrical store and ask them to show you what I'm saying. Maybe that will give you an idea of how to fix your project.
Yes I understand, the existing hole in the dashboard is too big to fit the new lighter, I was told the lighter is a universal part, and modifications would have to be made. I will try the electronics store for the bushings, thanks for the input