Hi DJ , you can remove the ashtray from the car and try getting a pair of pliers on the lighter to try pulling it out , it should come out whether it's working or not . The euro lighter in our cars is alittle bigger in diameter than NA cars and some plugs won't operate properly . I went to Radioshack and bought a 3 outlet power source and hooked it to an always-hot lead under the dash , I use it to power my cell charger and my radar detector . That way you don't have a cord in the way of the radio or shifter .
1985 380SE- 160,000km 'Blistu' - Sold
1988 300CE- Eva,my garage mistress
2007 R350 4matic- The Black Pearl
2011 Ford Ranger-Work truck
1974 25' Trojan Sea Raider- 'Grannyknot'
2002 215 cm Atomic DH skis- Canadian SDH record holder, 175.5km/h- Vars 2010