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

    ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 4.88/5 Stars. (17 Reviews)
  • MSRP $42.05 $35.00


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.

★★★★★ ★★★★★
4.88/5 Stars out of 17 Reviews
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Easy Switch
(Atlanta) | October 28th, 2021
This was an easy DYI job to switch out the OEM lighter for this one. Just watch a few YouTube videos and you will have it done in a few minutes.
Easy upgrade
(Ventura CA) | September 2nd, 2021
very easy upgrade. watched a video that detailed How To. took about 10 minutes. Strongly recommend using plastic panel removal tools .
Works and fits perfectly
(FL) | July 9th, 2021
I had been jury-rigging my phone holder that plugs into the 12v outlet. Not exactly what you want in a Porsche. This was extremely easy to install and, most importantly, fits the US spec 12v holder securely so the phone doesn't flop around. Extremely happy. Took maybe 10 minutes, most of which was trying to get the old one out.
Great item
(FL) | November 26th, 2020
Took 15 mins. Works perfect
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.
(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.

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