Anyone Actually Change to a "Size A" Lighter Socket ?
The plugs from my Valentine V1 and my Porsche Tequipment Charge-O-Mat won't stay plugged into my car's lighter socket.
The reason, as has been well documented here, is the 993's larger, "size B" cigarette lighter socket/plug, by contrast with the smaller and more-common "size A," which seems to be the size used by both Valentine and C-Tek (makers of the Charge-O-Mat) and, it seems, everyone else.
Previous posts have suggested that the 996 and 997 lighter sockets are in the more-common "size A" and, thus, would eliminate problems with electrical accessories fitting into the lighter socket, so :
1. Is it correct that the 996/997 parts are the smaller "size A"? and
2. Has anyone actually changed their 993's cigarette lighter socket to the late-model 996 part (p/n: 996-652-101-10) or the 997 part (p/n: 955-652-107-00)? and
3. How was the fit? According to the PET diagrams, both parts are shaped quite differently than the 993 part.
TIA for the assist.
Regards to all.
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To aviod this issue I tapped into the seat wiring and fitted a multi socket under the seat .phone etc can sit in the console, I then ran an extension cord from this under the carpet to the dash for the GPS ,keeps the dash clean and doesn`t stuff up your cig lighter socket
I've been using a V1 in my car since I purchased it. I've always needed at least 2 outlets, 4 presently (phone, GPS, V1, XM). The cord from the 3 outlet thing I have now fits O'k. I've always been able to find plugs that don't fall out, either from the adapter or from the extension cord.
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Which wire did you tap into under the seat?
Hi Joe , I just unplugged the seat wiring harness and found the live wire with a multimeter. As the seat wiring is always on I also wired in an isolation switch and mounted it in the plastic shroud under the front of the seat.