Do not preform this modification if children (or those who act like children) are going to be anywhere near the lighter
Also, be careful when working with the lighter, it is full of flammable material and could explode if you do something wrong.
Safety glasses are not a bad idea for this project
Step 1: What you need
2. Prying tool. Small flat head screw driver works best. do not use a knife blade
Step 2: The operation.
2. Use the screw driver to pry up the wings that hold the spring in place.(pic 1)
3. Use the pliers to pull the spring out by the lip on the end of the spring. (pic 3)
4. Use the screw driver to push the wings back down to where they were (pic 5)
5. Try the lighter...see, isn't that better.
toss the spring in the trash, put your tools away and your done.
pretty soon you will hate using any bic that is not "fixed" like yours.
It is now very important that children be kept away from this lighter