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Old 07-04-2016, 04:18 AM   #1
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12V socket - having trouble with the depth

Hello all,

It seems as though my 12V socket isn't deep enough, as most things I plug in seem to fall out. Is there any way to add a second one (I've read something about a wiper circuit? I have the Becker 210), or replace the current one with a deeper one?

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Old 07-04-2016, 06:13 AM   #2
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It may be the diameter not the length. Older p-cars have a larger diameter 12V lighter/port than was used in the US. An upgrade kit is available.
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Old 07-04-2016, 06:34 AM   #3
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Google. Any adapter for big cigerette lighter socket - Pelican Parts Technical BBS
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Old 07-04-2016, 07:11 AM   #4
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I just replaced my Euro lighter with a US spec part from Suncoast. Easy DIY. The adapter is more money than the new lighter.

New lighter: https://www.****************************************************.com/product/PK9X6LIGHTER.html

Adapter: https://www.****************************************************.com/product/90161380100.html

This thread (#2638) has a picture of my new lighter: http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/37273-what-did-you-do-your-boxster-today.html
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Old 07-04-2016, 09:08 AM   #5
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As mentioned above you just need to replace the lighter socket. Very quick, simple DIY.

Here's a link to everything you ever wanted to know about 986 cigarette lighter plugs, and DIY instructions:
CB-Racing, 986 Cigarette Socket Hack

It's cheaper to buy based on the part numbers than to buy the kit (Suncoast rarely has the best prices):
Socket PN: 996.652.101.10.A05
Retaining Ring PN: 996.652.102.10
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Old 07-05-2016, 03:37 AM   #6
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As mentioned above you just need to replace the lighter socket. Very quick, simple DIY.

Here's a link to everything you ever wanted to know about 986 cigarette lighter plugs, and DIY instructions:
CB-Racing, 986 Cigarette Socket Hack

It's cheaper to buy based on the part numbers than to buy the kit (Suncoast rarely has the best prices):
Socket PN: 996.652.101.10.A05
Retaining Ring PN: 996.652.102.10
This seems to be everything I needed! Thanks, I'll look into that thoroughly.

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