Cigar lighter bulb replacement Avensis T27 2009 onwards


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Replacing the bulb illuminating the cigar lighter in the Avensis T27 (2009 - onwards).

I noticed that the cigar lighter and ashtray was no longer illuminated, when the lights were on , so changed the bulb. First I did an exploratory dismantle to find out what bulb was used. 

Using plastic trim tools I removed the trim between the console and dash, the trim from the storage box to the dash, then levered up the trim surrounding the gear lever. 

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Then pull the lower dash section with the cigar lighter socket, ashtray and seatbelt and security lights. Disconnect power cables.

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It is best to separate the facia from the ashtray by removing the 2 torx screws. 

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Then using a flat tool or screwdriver lever the ashtray out at the pivot point, one side then the other. Notice the springs on each side at the pivot points.   I did not take photos at the time.

Disconnect the power cable to the  bulb and using a flathead screwdriver, lever the holder from orange mounting point. A little force is needed.

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Now using suitable small tools (I used a very small flat blade screwdriver, lever out the bulb. 

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When I replaced the bulb, I wore a latex glove so not to contaminate the glass. I also used a plastic tool to push the bulb back into the holder. 

Refit everything in reverse of the removal.

The bulb is a capless 286 and cost 39p from Euro Car Parts, for the cheapest to £1.39 for a branded Lucas or Bosch.  
 

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