Notices
928 Forum
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by: 928 Specialists

interior light question

 
Old 11-24-2007, 07:20 AM
  #1  
macfly4
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
macfly4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bangor,Maine
Posts: 237
Default interior light question

sorry for the newb question but i just got to drive my 928 for the first time yesterday and was unsure of a few issues.
its an automatic so when you shift into gear the dash lights up with the gear but i am wondering if the notations on the side of the shifter are supposed to be lighted as well. in the dark it is not as easy to see where the shift lever is going other than to look at the dash. is this broken or are there no lights on the center console/shifter?
also, i think my cig lighter is fubar. if you press the lighter in there is a light that comes on right above it but the lighter doesnt stay pressed down like in other cars. doesnt seem to get red hot either. do i have a faulty lighter? guess i am wondering since i might need to use it to power an ipod or something. and whats with the light above it?
thanks all
macfly4 is offline  
Old 11-24-2007, 10:26 AM
  #2  
Bertrand Daoust
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Bertrand Daoust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Gatineau, QuÚbec, Canada
Posts: 4,162
Default

Originally Posted by macfly4 View Post
sorry for the newb question but i just got to drive my 928 for the first time yesterday and was unsure of a few issues.
its an automatic so when you shift into gear the dash lights up with the gear but i am wondering if the notations on the side of the shifter are supposed to be lighted as well. in the dark it is not as easy to see where the shift lever is going other than to look at the dash. is this broken or are there no lights on the center console/shifter?

also, i think my cig lighter is fubar. if you press the lighter in there is a light that comes on right above it but the lighter doesnt stay pressed down like in other cars. doesnt seem to get red hot either. do i have a faulty lighter? guess i am wondering since i might need to use it to power an ipod or something. and whats with the light above it?
thanks all
1) I'm quite sure there is no light on the center console/shifter. There's no light on mine either. But you can buy a kit to install there. I think Nicole (Hoocked On Cars) has it.

2) I think you have a problem with your lighter only. I had the same problem with mine and fixed it by cleaning everything in the lighter itself. If there is no power, check the fuse for the lighter power. Sorry but I don't remember witch one it is.

Good luck anyway.

Last edited by Bertrand Daoust; 11-24-2007 at 12:15 PM.
Bertrand Daoust is online now  
Old 11-24-2007, 12:25 PM
  #3  
ROG100
Addict
Rennlist Member


Rennlist
Site Sponsor

 
ROG100's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Double Oak, TX
Posts: 15,662
Default

Betrand is correct about the light on the shift plate and I also thought Nicole had a kit for updating the shift plate. Could not find it on her web site. www.hookedoncars.com.
Email and ask her and also do a search on the list.
__________________


Does it have the "Do It Yourself" manual transmission, or the superior "Fully Equipped by Porsche" Automatic Transmission? George Layton March 2014

928 Owners are ".....a secret sect of quietly assured Porsche pragmatists who in near anonymity appreciate the prodigious, easy going prowess of the 928."
ROG100 is offline  
Old 11-24-2007, 01:51 PM
  #4  
Alan
Electron Wrangler
Lifetime Rennlist
Member
 
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Phoenix AZ
Posts: 11,929
Default

See this old thread ... sounds like earlier cars had it ...https://rennlist.com/forums/showthre...eferrerid=6055

Alan
Alan is offline  
Old 11-25-2007, 01:30 AM
  #5  
macfly4
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
macfly4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bangor,Maine
Posts: 237
Default

thanks for the info. thought i was going crazy or the light had burned out. seems kind of strange that it isnt lighted though. at least they could have made the letters glow in the dark like the door handles!
and i figured out that the lighter does work but i have to press and hold it down to get it hot. its not like other cars where you press it in , it sticks and then pops out when its done.
i have to say im impressed with this car. it seems , at first sight, that it would feel a bit like a boat since its so big but it is amazingly nimble and turns in like nothing i have driven before. and the turn radius is to die for. seems ilke this thing turns so tight. love my 'new' car.
macfly4 is offline  
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - About Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: