Introduction: Scripto Aim'n Flame Lighter - Trigger Wheel Lock Removal

The goal of this was to remove the "wheel" which locks the trigger. After I bought this, I found unlocking this trigger took some practice and I didn't like the way it made using the lighter so difficult. Of course your situation may be different. We have no children on the premises so I didn't mind leaving this trigger interlocking device off.

My disassembly instructions are brief and in some ways redundant to the more detailed step-by-step Scripto Lighter breakdown  posted by an earlier writer at:

As this is my first DIY instructable I wanted to practice photographing a project that had small pieces and using a SmartPhone camera. The phone is a T-Mobile Huawei called MyTouch. The Smartphone's camera is helped by viewing the small objects through a handheld strong magnifying glass. No flash was used. All photographs were done with the morning sunlight pouring through a window.

Step 1:

First, remove the small Philip's screw with a Jeweler's screwdriver, which comes in sets from places like Radio Shack. There is only this one screw.

Step 2:

The red plastic case splits in half but won't come off right away. It is held in place by a sleeve. Tug at it and slide the sleeve off. Also there is a self adhering label on the seam. Peel that off too. It was later used to cover the hole where trigger interlocking "wheel" was found.

Step 3:

A SPRING IS HERE.... BE CAREFUL, there is a spring that can fly off if you are not careful when splitting the case apart. This is where it belongs.

Step 4:

Another view of the "wheel" and how the lighter fluid tubing passes through it.

Step 5:

A close-up view of the "wheel" and the spring. Note there is some white lubricating grease on the prongs. This wheel is a half-round and not truly a wheel that can spin.

Step 6:

Screw it back together and it's done. After reassembling, to keep dirt out I taped the hole where the trigger interlocking was designed to be.

Step 7:

As this is my first instructable, I'm happy with the way the photographs turned out, hope you the viewer found them easy to view and understand.