How to Change the Cigarette Lighter in a Mitsubishi Lancer

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How to Change the Cigarette Lighter in a Mitsubishi Lancer
Replacing a car lighter is an inexpensive fix. (auto lighter image by Aleksandr Ugorenkov from

When the cigarette lighter in your Mitsubishi Lancer is misplaced or broken, a replacement part can be purchased to work in the vehicle. A replacement lighter should only cost a few dollars at a parts store. Be sure to research the part number based on make and model ahead of time and hold on to your receipt in case a return is necessary.

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Things you need

  • Car cigarette lighter

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  1. 1

    Purchase the replacement lighter, making sure you retain a receipt so you can return it if necessary.

  2. 2

    Place the new lighter into the socket.

  3. 3

    Push the lighter in, allowing the car to heat the lighter's coils.

  4. 4

    Wait a few seconds and you'll hear a clicking noise, at which point the lighter will be ejected to the first position, allowing you to pull it out and use it.

  5. 5

    Remove the lighter and check to make sure it is properly heated. Place it back into the socket and use whenever needed.

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