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So I recently discovered my 55 had no lighter, as the PO had a manual choke in the spot. (My car is mostly in pieces at present) SO, I get on ebay and find a 'new' lighter and a 'new' lighter bezel. Lighter comes, in an unopened Danchuk bag. Bezel shows up a couple days later, in an unopened 'GM Restoration Parts bag. Today, I open the lighter and bezel and I thought I was going to have to go to a machine shop to have the bezel pressed on because it's ultra tight. Finally get it on, put it through the dash, and the retainer barely screws on, like maybe the bezel is too thick. Oh well. I try it out, and now the lighter works a little hard in the socket, but it heats up. I went to pull it out and the cheap plastic knob pulls right off. Wonderful. I could have gone to the local auto parts store and saved about $50 by buying a generic setup and replacing the lighter with an original one. Don't really care if it works as I don't smoke, but it is a 12 volt power source. Anybody else discover this, or did I just get lucky?