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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 12-12-2008, 04:33 PM
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Cigarette Lighter Socket Problem

I don't know how it happened (either my wife or one of my boys did it), but the cigarette lighter socket came out from the console and I need to fix ASAP. Will the repair be as easy as replacing the old socket with a new socket or do I have to replace the part of the console where the cigarette lighter socket snaps in?

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Old 12-12-2008, 04:50 PM
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need to fix it ASAP?

how about ....... time to quit smoking


or is it for iPod/PDA/phone/GPS charging?
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:23 PM
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As far as I know, just the cig lighter socket is not sold separately. I think you might need to buy that particular piece of the console. Go here, get the part number for the proper one (navigation or otherwise) and order it from Pelican Parts. It should be around $50.

Brand new replacements = cleaner interior.
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:50 PM
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I would shoot anyone who thought about smoking in the car.............The socket is used mainly for the wife's GPS and/or her cellphone charger.

I checked out the sight (Thanks for the link!) and found that I need the "Front Ashtray Insert", part no. 51168208722. Pelican doesn't list the part number so I think I'll have to go to the dealership.

Thanks for the info!!!

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Old 12-13-2008, 02:03 PM
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The ashtray insert does NOT include the cig lighter. You have to buy the entire console area.

For much cheaper, you can buy a cig lighter adapter for the glovebox flashlight plug. It's a BMW accessory that's $10-15 IIRC.

You can also hardwire a GPS very easily.
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