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Old 04-15-2019, 02:13 PM
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Hi,
Some time ago there was a post/thread about the difference between European and domestic cigarette lighter diameters. The fix suggested was to by a domestic and modify to fit as an adapter. Does anyone remember that thread and point me to it?
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Are you actually having difficulty with your cigarette lighter charger? I've used sever different varieties with no issues.

links to the different ones I've used.
Voltage display 1 Voltage display 1
too short to work in the 911 but fine in the 928
Voltage display 2 Voltage display 2
long enough to work in the 911
Micro so I could shut the ashtray lid without removal Micro so I could shut the ashtray lid without removal
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A 1cm square of this on one side of your plugs does wonders.

Pick either furry or scratchy, it wont matter.

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Originally Posted by 76FJ55 View Post
Are you actually having difficulty with your cigarette lighter charger? I've used sever different varieties with no issues.

links to the different ones I've used.
Voltage display 1 too short to work in the 911 but fine in the 928
Voltage display 2 long enough to work in the 911
Micro so I could shut the ashtray lid without removal
Thanks Simon - that mini unit is exactly what I was looking for.
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I added a multi-outlet adapter, now hardwired to the factory lighter terminals. It rides in the corner of the passenger-side parcel shelf, offers two cigarette-lighter ports plus a pair of USB charge ports. Room to plug in the GPS, plus a couple USB charging cords for phones or whatever. The hardwired connection runs down the inside of the console in parallel with the window switch wiring, then up to the back of (forward end mounted in the car) factory socket. There's a Molex disconnect at the parcel shelf, so the adapter can be unplugged and removed easily when needed. The system allows the ashtray door to stay closed yet gives me the power ports needed while driving. Plus it leaves the factory pieces unmolested.
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Old 04-16-2019, 04:51 PM
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Hi,

Great ideas! Thanks. I will try out a few ideas to see what works for my installation.

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