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Cigarette Lighter Socket Upgrade - 1997-01

    Cigarette Lighter Socket Upgrade - 1997-01

    Ratings Snapshot
    4.8
    out of 5
    5 (10)
    4 (2)
    3 (0)
    2 (0)
    1 (0)
    Would recommend this product.
    75%
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    $28.95
    MSRP: $34.38           You save 15.79%
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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.

    Customer Ratings & Reviews

    12
    Ratings Snapshot
    4.8
    out of 5
    5 (10)
    4 (2)
    3 (0)
    2 (0)
    1 (0)
    Would recommend this product.
    75%
    4.8
    out of 5
    5 (10)
    4 (2)
    3 (0)
    2 (0)
    1 (0)
    Would recommend this product.
    75%
    12 Total Reviews
    Cigar lighter upgrade
    4 out of 5
    Randy
    Location: California
    Date: October 26, 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.
    Verified Buyer Recommended
    Cigarette Lighter Socket Upgrade - 1997-01
    5 out of 5
    Location:
    Date: September 27, 2016
    Works like a champ! Installation into the rear center console was fairly easy after finally getting the old one removed.
    Verified Buyer Recommended
    US spec cigarette lighter install.
    5 out of 5
    Location:
    Date: August 17, 2016
    Easy installation - 15 minutes.
    Verified Buyer Recommended
    US Spec lighter
    5 out of 5
    Rex
    Location: Upland, CA
    Date: July 9, 2016
    This corrects the oversize OEM Euro spec receptacle. US spec plugs no longer fall out.
    Verified Buyer Recommended
    2000Box
    4 out of 5
    Meg
    Location: Virginia
    Date: June 27, 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!
    Verified Buyer Recommended
    Perfect upgrade and easy to install, fits US chargers much better.
    5 out of 5
    986
    Location: KS
    Date: June 22, 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.
    Verified Buyer Recommended
    Inexpensive and easy to install
    5 out of 5
    Jshalomo
    Location: NYC
    Date: June 22, 2016
    Thank you for the updated US lighter. Fits as intended and had no issues installing it. Great price too...glad I found you.
    Verified Buyer Recommended
    Inexpensive and easy to install
    5 out of 5
    Jshalomo
    Location: NYC
    Date: June 22, 2016
    Thank you for the updated US lighter. Fits as intended and had no issues installing it. Great price too...glad I found you.
    Verified Buyer Recommended
    Great upgrade
    5 out of 5
    Location:
    Date: June 16, 2016
    Love it, thanks.
    Verified Buyer Recommended
    Easy, works great!
    5 out of 5
    Thomas
    Location: dillsburg, PA, US
    Date: Apr54l 13, 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 !!!
    5 out of 5
    Richard M.
    Location: Sylvania, OH, US
    Date: September 17, 2012
    Easy 15 minute install, now my phone charger and other items fit great! The connectors kept falling out of the old lighter socket.
    Cigarette Lighter Socket Upgrade
    5 out of 5
    Paul Stewart
    Location: WI
    Date: June 27, 2010
    Great upgrade, installs in minutes and forever solves the loose plug issue.
    12 Total Reviews