Cigar Lighter Screw-Up

LeRoy W. Lee

Southern Charmer...
Hello. I recently received a replacement for my Peterson IM Corona-style lighter, but the striking wheel is impossible to turn and I'm getting no spark to light it. Can anyone recommend someone or place I can send it off for this seemingly easy fix. It's brand new and the seller will not take it again... Thanks & Best, LeRoy

H. Vachon

Salty Bastard
Who sold it to you? Curious why a reputable dealer wouldn’t replace a faulty lighter. Seems like a bad business tactic. Unless you bought it third party?


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Peterson lighters come with a 5 year warranty covering manufacturers defects. If any warranty work is needed, a pre-paid shipping label will be sent to you and the lighter is shipped to California for repair. Upon completion, it's shipped back to you. No cost whatsoever to the customer.
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Well-Known Member
Assuming this is similar to the IM Corona Old Boy...Loosen the screw that holds the Flint against the striker wheel. If it's screwed down all the way on a new flint, that might bind it up making it difficult to spin the wheel.