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Removing the 12v power point / cigarette lighter cover?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by technikal, Jan 23, 2023.

  1. Jan 23, 2023 at 5:21 PM
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    technikal

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    Any way to remove the little cover flap on the 12v cigarette lighter without breaking it? I would like to keep the charger in all the time without the cover sticking out... PXL_20230123_223020417.MP.jpg
     
  2. Jan 23, 2023 at 6:27 PM
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    I pushed the hinge/dowel pin out for the same reason
     
  3. Jan 23, 2023 at 6:57 PM
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    Thats a great idea. I didn't realize that.
     
  4. Jan 23, 2023 at 7:59 PM
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    Or you can flip cover so it opens up
     
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  5. Jan 24, 2023 at 10:12 AM
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    Great question. I have that same flap hanging down all the time myself on both my 4R's. Would be interested in the best solution to remove it without breaking it.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2023 at 5:47 PM
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    How did you do that? I tried tapping it out but not getting anywhere.
     
  7. Jan 24, 2023 at 8:12 PM
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    I used a similar diameter drill bit mated to the flat end and tapped it out with a small hammer.
     
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