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

    ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 4.82/5 Stars. (11 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.

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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.
Easy, works great!
(dillsburg, PA, US) | April 13th, 2014
The main trick is removing the existing unit. If you do not mind destroying it, carefully pry the dash panel loose. Then bend the metal tabs on the inside of the lighter 180 degrees so they point straight out. I started with a screw driver and then used plyers. This allows you to press in the plastic retaining tabs on the back side of the dash panel and release the existing unit. From there it was easy. Took about 10 minutes and new unit works great in my 2001 Boxster S!
Excellent upgrade !!!
(Sylvania, OH, US) | September 16th, 2012
Easy 15 minute install, now my phone charger and other items fit great! The connectors kept falling out of the old lighter socket.
 

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