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Removal and Installation of the DC Power Source and Ashtray
 
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Removal and Installation of the DC Power Source and Ashtray

Time:

30 minutes30 mins

Tab:

$0

Talent:

*

Tools:

Phillips head screwdriver, flathead screwdriver

Applicable Models:

Mercedes-Benz R107 (1973-80)

Parts Required:

DC power lead

Hot Tip:

Disconnect battery

Performance Gain:

A working ashtray

Complementary Modification:

Burl wood Ashtray Cover Pelican Part #PEL-P68-218

Even if you quit smoking or never started, the cigarette lighter is your source for DC power, which is essential to powering your cell phone or GPS. There could be a few reasons why the cigarette lighter doesn't work. In order to fix it, the ashtray will have to be removed. You will have to remove the shift lever cover in order to get to the ashtray.

Before you do any work on your car it is important that you wear safety glasses, work gloves and dispose of all fluids in a safe manner. Coolant is poisonous and should be treated as such. Animals and small children have been known to die from ingesting coolant. If you have to jack up your car, make sure to use jack stands and chock your wheels as well as applying the parking brake. Protect your eyes, hands and body from fluids, dust and debris while working on your vehicle. If you're working with the electrical system, disconnect the battery before beginning. Always catch fluids in appropriate containers and properly dispose of any fluid waste. Recycle parts, packaging and fluids when possible. Never work on your vehicle if you feel the task is beyond your ability. Always wear eye and hand protection. Disconnect the battery before working on your car.

Before the ashtray can be removed the climate control panel has to be removed.
Figure 1

Before the ashtray can be removed the climate control panel has to be removed. Open the ashtray.

Gently pry off the climate control cover.
Figure 2

Gently pry off the climate control cover.

Move the ashtray forward to expose the holding clip.
Figure 3

Move the ashtray forward to expose the holding clip.

Press the holding clip down to lift the ashtray forward.
Figure 4

Press the holding clip down to lift the ashtray forward.

The ashtray can be pulled forward and removed.
Figure 5

The ashtray can be pulled forward and removed. The frame will now have to be removed.

Remove the ashtray.
Figure 6

Remove the ashtray.

Loosen and remove the two Phillips head screws.
Figure 7

Loosen and remove the two Phillips head screws.

Once the ashtray is free, pull it forward and disconnect the lead that provides power to heat the cigarette lighter coil.
Figure 8

Once the ashtray is free, pull it forward and disconnect the lead that provides power to heat the cigarette lighter coil. Check for corrosion or cut leads. Assembly is the reversal of removal.




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