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  • Cigarette Lighter Socket Upgrade - 1997-01 SKU: PK9X6LIGHTER

    ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 4.85/5 Stars. (13 Reviews)
  • MSRP $36.40 $29.95

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In 1997-2001 model Boxster (986) and Carrera (996) vehicles, many of the plugs and power adapters for accessory devices fit too loosely in the slightly larger diameter sockets. This causes intermittent contact or loose connections. This kit features the newer style DIN/SAE Standard cigar lighter assembly and fits most accessory plugs and adapters better.   No mechanical or electrical modifications are necessary, it is a direct replacement.

Comes with tension sleeve, light ring, and newer style lighter.

★★★★★ ★★★★★
4.85/5 Stars out of 13 Reviews
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Cigar lighter upgrade 1999 Boxster
(Bama) | November 5th, 2020
The replacement part does not have the black trim ring on the clear illumination ring like the original, but it is a small difference that doesn't matter to me. The original coupler plugs into the new one. I am glad I installed it instead of trying to find a work around hack. Easy swap that took 10 minutes. Most of that time was spent removing the trim bezel and the old receptacle. The trick to remove the old cigar lighter is to gently pry and remove the black and green light housing piece, then release it by pushing in the clear retention tab and work it out at an angle (pushing from the back terminal side toward the front). It comes out intact. I say that because I read that some people broke the old part up into pieces to remove it. No regrets.
Finally
(Florida) | October 31st, 2020
Never knew these were available. Very easy install.
Cigar lighter upgrade
(California) | October 26th, 2016
I only give the review a four star rating due to the fact no instructions provided. Found enough ideas on YouTube, however. other than that the product fits and works like it should.
Cigarette Lighter Socket Upgrade - 1997-01
| September 27th, 2016
Works like a champ! Installation into the rear center console was fairly easy after finally getting the old one removed.
US spec cigarette lighter install.
| August 17th, 2016
Easy installation - 15 minutes.
US Spec lighter
(Upland, CA) | July 9th, 2016
This corrects the oversize OEM Euro spec receptacle. US spec plugs no longer fall out.
2000Box
(Virginia) | June 26th, 2016
Perfect fit, but decorative trim is not the same as original. Black ring stays on the lighter when removed, instead of staying on the dash end. This leaves an unattractive silver ring when lighter is removed. Pros- all my 12 volt adapters fit!
Perfect upgrade and easy to install, fits US chargers much better.
(KS) | June 22nd, 2016
Looks like original with the included light ring, pretty easy to install (find some instructions online, the only tricky part is getting the old one out, this is explained well in the various 986/996 support forums) and it solves the annoying problem of the 12V adapter being too loose to hold your phone or GPS charger.
Inexpensive and easy to install
(NYC) | June 22nd, 2016
Thank you for the updated US lighter. Fits as intended and had no issues installing it. Great price too...glad I found you.
Great upgrade
| June 16th, 2016
Love it, thanks.
 

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