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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:36 pm    Post subject: Cigarette “socket” Reply with quote

Hi. I vaguely remember reading somewhere that the cigarette lighter socket on the 996 is a bit bigger than normal and that some chargers for the cigarette socket won’t fit properly. I just want to get a USB charger that fits Ok. Am I remembering right, and if so can anyone recommend a USB charger that will fit?

Thanks in advance!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know the fag lighter in the earlier cars was larger but seem to recall it came in to line with 996. Most likely some EU countries are not a fan of big holes what
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had no problem running either a tyre pump or a battery trickle charger via the socket.

I have a USB cable coming off the back of the head unit into the centre console cubby for phone charging etc.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My '99 cab (cable throttle) has an oversized lighter socket fitted - my garmin charger just falls out!
There was some talk of this recently and I believe a later one can be fitted.
Someone in the thread said this one would do the job - not tried it myself yet though.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Porsche-996-986-987-Boxster-997-Cayman-Gen-1-Gen-2-Cigarette-Lighter/182643156073
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just wound a couple of spins of tesa tape around the charger
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the tips. I have ordered something random from Amazon. It’s a bit last minute cos I am taking the car to Switzerland on Sunday. If I can work out how I will post a picture (not of the cig lighter).

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found this on my old Boxster 986! It was definitely slightly larger than standard. I just bent the lugs out slightly on my USB adapter to make it a tighter fit Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,
Belated thanks for the replies. In case it helps anyone else I just bought a standard usb charger for the cigarette lighter and it fitted perfectly.

I promised to post picture from my Switzerland trip but I forgot to take one until I was back in northern France. In fact the only souvenir I have from my trip is the one that arrived in the post a few days later from Cop

Anyway, this morning I found this on the car, so took a picture which hopefully will attach. And yes the car is still filthy...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that's what a road trip write up should look like Grin

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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