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1995 Nissan Pathfinder Question: I purchased a cigarette lighter assembly kit it is too small to fit what to do?

 

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Scout1234, 3.0L V6, Hazlet, NJ, November 05, 2013, 16:09
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This lighter kit has the wire, I need to make it
fit into the existing hole,

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    G. T. Service Center (4215 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236
    ProfessorG November 05, 2013, 16:17
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    Return it and get one that fits the hole. If not we can't see what you have to work with, take it to someone qualified to instruct you.

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    Scout1234, November 05, 2013, 16:23
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    I would and I contacted the person I ordered it from and was told it is a universal
    part, and I should get an adapter for a local store.

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    ProfessorG, November 05, 2013, 16:31
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    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.

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    Scout1234, November 05, 2013, 16:38
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    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

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    ProfessorG, November 05, 2013, 16:45
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    U-Bet Good Luck

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    pushrod November 05, 2013, 18:44
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    Use the sleeve off of the old one.

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    globalhelper November 06, 2013, 06:24
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    return it and purcahse the correct one

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    Scout1234, November 06, 2013, 13:28
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    I was told that this lighter is universal, I checked out other auto websites and Iam getting
    the same number for the part. I know I have to modify it

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