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Old 11-23-2006, 02:41 PM   #1
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Non-smokers lighter plug doesn't fit

I bought the non-smokers lighter plug for by 2002. The plug does not fit (too big) and the entire assembly does not fit as well if I remove the old lighter assembly. Are these year specific? When I bought the plug off ebay it did not specifiy the year. Thanks.
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Old 11-23-2006, 10:02 PM   #2
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From what I have been able to gather the diameter of the socket became a bit smaller as of model year 2002 and the plug from the old non-smoker is too large.
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Old 11-24-2006, 07:38 AM   #3
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The european (larger) and US (smaller) lighter sockets are different size. It may be that Porsche has started provisioning US-sized sockets in cars destined for the US? My 2001 has a larger socket with which I need to use an adaptor for the cell phone charger (http://986forum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1216&stc=1).

I found the following page that may be of interest.

http://www.cb-racing.com/boxster_cig_socket.html
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Old 11-25-2006, 06:30 AM   #4
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Thanks Toolpants..that is what I told the seller from Germany and he did not believe me..It was extremely difficult removing the lighter assembly from the trim. I read your instuctions on doing so from another forum and it was still difficult.
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