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why do i have a hole for ciggerette lighter

Post by jbc1971 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:19 am

why do i have a hole for ciggerette lighter on centre dash and a lighter in the ashtray holder :?
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Re: why do i have a hole for ciggerette lighter

Post by evilrob » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:41 am

Sounds like someone's put either the earlier ashtray or the later heater control panel in, depending on what year Puma you have. Early Pumas had the 12v socket in the ashtray, later Pumas had it on the heater control panel.

I'd call it a win if they both work; can never have too many 12v sockets!
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Re: why do i have a hole for ciggerette lighter

Post by oilburner » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:36 pm

Mine had the opposite! An earlier heater panel in a later car so had no lighter socket at all!!!
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Re: why do i have a hole for ciggerette lighter

Post by Ian G » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:42 pm

There are five types of panel and two types of ash tray, not sure any other car that was made for five years has so much choice :lol:
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Re: why do i have a hole for ciggerette lighter

Post by jbc1971 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:22 am

THANKS FOR THAT ,JUST GOT A HOLE IN THE DASH :cry:
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Re: why do i have a hole for ciggerette lighter

Post by oilburner » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:31 am

Well if the lighter in the ashtray works you have two options - either stick a lighter or 12v blanking cover in the hole or change the centre dash to an earlier one! Also SWITCH YOUR CAPS LOCK OFF!
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Re: why do i have a hole for ciggerette lighter

Post by evilrob » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:47 am

Maybe someone put/was planning on putting a push-button starter in that hole at some point?
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Re: why do i have a hole for ciggerette lighter

Post by magiciansmate » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:33 am

Just got my first Puma. No cigar lighter though. How do I run a cable through to fit one? My ashtray isn't suitable so whats the best place to fit the lighter.

All help appreciated, thanks in advance.
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Re: why do i have a hole for ciggerette lighter

Post by Si7 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:57 am

Is there no cig lighter socket in either the ashtray or panel above the ashtray? You shouldn't need to run a wire, all Pumas had a ciggy lighter so the wiring will be there somewhere.
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Re: why do i have a hole for ciggerette lighter

Post by catlover66 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:39 pm

I think it's for an auxillary power outlet , as for a sat nav , emergency tyre inflator or whatever ! :wink:
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Re: why do i have a hole for ciggerette lighter

Post by Sparx » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:46 pm

evilrob wrote:...a push-button starter in that hole...

Oooh maybe you should just use it for this anyway! 8-)

catlover66 wrote:I think it's for an auxillary power outlet , as for a sat nav , emergency tyre inflator or whatever ! :wink:
The puma's never had these, stuff like that only come in the more modern cars - but could always be useful for that sort of thing!
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Re: why do i have a hole for ciggerette lighter

Post by oilburner » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:17 pm

Early Pumas had the cig lighter in the ash tray, later ones had it on the heater control panel. It's probably someone swapped your heater control panel for an early one without the hole in it.
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Re: why do i have a hole for ciggerette lighter

Post by jbc1971 » Wed May 14, 2014 8:29 am

Just returning to this post have filled the Dash hole with push button start ,done two pumas with this star now mine and my daughters :grin:
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