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Volkswagen Polo Service & Repair Manual: Cigarette Lighter Socket, Removing and Installing

Volkswagen Polo Service & Repair Manual / Interior Lights, Switches / Cigarette Lighter -U1- / Cigarette Lighter Socket, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required
Cigarette Lighter Release Tool -T40148-
  Note
The removal and installation for all sockets is performed in the same way and is only described for the cigarette lighter socket.
  Caution
Using force to remove cigarette lighter sockets without illumination can result in damage to the mounting sleeve retainers.
The Cigarette Lighter Release Tool -T40148- can only be used to remove cigarette lighter sockets with illumination.
The puller is not capable of releasing the retainers on power sockets without illumination.
Sockets without illumination usually cannot be removed without damage.
Removing
–  Remove the cigarette lighter, blank plug, etc. from the socket, if necessary.
  Note
The illustration shows the socket removed.
  Caution
The socket or mounting sleeve can be damaged.
Make sure the puller is seated properly or the mounting sleeve retainers will not release.
   
–  Insert puller -arrow- in receptacle so retainers -1- engage in recesses -2-.
 

Cigarette Lighter Socket, Removing and Installing

–  Release the mounting sleeve retainers by pulling on grip piece -3- in direction of -arrow-.
–  Pull receptacle with puller out of mounting sleeve.
  Caution
The wiring for the socket could get damaged.
Pay attention to the lengths of the electrical wires when removing the outlet.
 

Cigarette Lighter Socket, Removing and Installing

Depending on installation location, it is recommended to use the Thrust Piece -T40148/1--2- with knurled nut -1-.
  Caution
Make sure none of the surrounding components are damaged when using the thrust piece.
–  Disconnect electrical connection.
  Note
There are different versions of the sockets and cigarette lighter sockets due to different installation locations and construction. The differences are primarily In the length and type of electrical connectors. On sockets or cigarette lighter sockets with an electrical cable pig tail, additional work may be necessary to access the connector.
 

Cigarette Lighter Socket, Removing and Installing

–  Release the puller retaining tabs by pressing the spindle -1- in the direction of the -arrow B-. Then release the press -2- by turning it slightly to left -arrow A-. Remove the puller from the outlet.
  Note
Make sure the puller retainers are not spread.
  Caution
The cigarette lighter can be ejected from the socket when the heating cycle is complete.
Inserting the puller into the socket spreads the socket retainer springs and reduces their ability to retain the cigarette lighter insert.
After removing the socket, bend the retainer springs together carefully to tighten them and make sure the insert remains in the socket when the heating cycle is complete.
 

Cigarette Lighter Socket, Removing and Installing

–  Carefully bend retainer springs together -arrows-.
–  Make sure the cigarette lighter insert is not ejected completely into vehicle interior on completion of glow cycle, and remains in receptacle.
Installing
Install in reverse order of removal.
 

Cigarette Lighter Socket, Removing and Installing

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