Exposing the wire will allow you to connect the lighter and the device you want it in most likely the dashboard of your car or truck. However, there is hope. To begin with the wiring process, you will need to remove this cap from the lighter. Insert the socket into the hole from the front of the dash. Car accessory shops are now selling a variety of helpful, practical electrical accessories that are designed especially to work from a cigarette lighter socket.
Working behind the dash or underneath the console, offer up the casing or threaded ring to the socket body.
Installing a cigarette lighter socket
If there is no ready-made hole, find a suitable position on the dash or the centre console. This is to ensure you get a good tight fit for the lighter. Two kinds of aftermarket cigarette lighters are available, those with an illumination bulb A and those without B. Clearly and easily explained. Use a slightly bigger drill to open the hole out further. Make sure the trim ring if fitted is in position under the head of the socket. You may find this useful in the dark, particularly if you are fitting the lighter in the rear passenger compartment.