Thanks John. Would it be possible that the housing is just not making good ground to the ash tray. A simple twist or turn may help?
Could be - the inner housing grounds to the ashtray at its lip at the front, and the outer housing grounds to the ashtray at its serrated flange on the back side of the ashtray panel. Make sure the outer housing is "cutting paint" on the back of the panel.
Thanks John will check it out.