2007 MINI Cigarette Lighter Socket
The cigarette lighter in my 2007 base model MINI doesn't seem right. For one thing, I'm pretty sure there is a short. Of course, that's a problem because I use the socket to plug in my FM transmitter, and a short causes my music to sound terrible.
I've ordered a new socket just in case because that's something I can replace easily by myself. My concern, though, is that the socket isn't attached to anything except the wires. It seems to be it should be anchored to something, but it's not. It just sits in the hold, and I have to use two hands to disconnect anything that is plugged into it.
Is this normal? Or is there a piece I need to replace to make it so that it snaps or bolts into place?