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Cigarette lighter bracket #1308470 Thu Apr 25 2019 01:41 AM
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windyville1 Offline OP
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My 1950 suburban was missing the lighter. I bought a replacement from classic parts and it is just a tube with no mounting bracket. How the heck did the originals mount? I have nothing to reference.


1950 SUBURBAN / SCHOOL BUS A.K.A "THE SCHOOL RUST"
Re: Cigarette lighter bracket [Re: windyville1] #1308471 Thu Apr 25 2019 01:47 AM
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tclederman Offline
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Does the element tube have a tube on the rear-outside of it?

There are a few companies that people call Classic Parts.
What is the URL and part number?

Is this it - see the tube that I referred to?. That tube goes on behind the dash - screw to tighten.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: Cigarette lighter bracket [Re: windyville1] #1308474 Thu Apr 25 2019 01:51 AM
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windyville1 Offline OP
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https://www.classicparts.com/mobile/1947-53-Cigarette-Lighter-Assembly-12v/productinfo/36-508/

This is mine... I have nothing to screw into. And the housing will not fit through the dash when inserted from the front.

Last edited by windyville1; Thu Apr 25 2019 02:02 AM.

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Re: Cigarette lighter bracket [Re: windyville1] #1308477 Thu Apr 25 2019 02:25 AM
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tclederman Offline
Boltergeist
As I poorly described, I guess:

There is a "tube" on the outside of your unit.
Unscrew the tube towards the rear.

Put the inner housing (the element housing) through the hole in the dash.
Behind the dash, screw that tube onto the element housing.

Connect a hot wire to the terminal on the rear of the unit.

Place the element into unit.

Hold your breath while it heats, and then pops out.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: Cigarette lighter bracket [Re: windyville1] #1308481 Thu Apr 25 2019 02:34 AM
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tclederman Offline
Boltergeist
A picture is worth a thousand words.

A video is worth a lot more.

Some instruction sheets show a light/bulb "fixture" on the housing.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: Cigarette lighter bracket [Re: windyville1] #1308497 Thu Apr 25 2019 03:52 AM
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MNSmith Offline
"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
To be clear, DO NOT connect your hot wire to the square tab on the outer housing. Your hot connects to the round stud/center post on the inner section. Typically, a bullet type connector works. The female type.

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Re: Cigarette lighter bracket [Re: windyville1] #1308507 Thu Apr 25 2019 10:02 AM
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windyville1 Offline OP
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Well, my mind is blown. Had no idea it was in three pieces. Guess I figured my old burb was missing a bracket.

Thanks again!

Last edited by windyville1; Thu Apr 25 2019 10:04 AM.

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