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2022/04/15 12:32:48 (permalink)

993 C2 - cigarette lighter

 
This might be today's 'daft question' - but should the graphic on the (cockpit) end of the cigarette lighter be illuminated when the side/head lights are on? The lighter itself certainly works, but the icon doesn't light up.
 
If, as I imagine will be the case, the answer will be "yes it should" - is there a DIY fix, or is it the case that a full replacement will need to be purchased?
 
Thanks, John

John Dymond

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Re: 993 C2 - cigarette lighter 2022/04/15 12:49:21 (permalink)
The answer is "No it shouldnt", the lighter socket surround should light though!

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Re: 993 C2 - cigarette lighter 2022/04/19 17:50:09 (permalink)
 
Many thanks for your helpful reply T911 - and I wonder whether you (or other forum contributors) can shed some further light on the ongoing functionality of my 993's cigarette lighter!
 
I have now established that (when the car's lights are on and the body of the lighter is removed) there is indeed a light within the empty socket. So far, so good! I find though that the lighter unit - when pushed in - now doesn't stay in to heat the element, although when I physically hold the lighter unit in, the element does heat up.
 
I use an Porsche-branded CTEK conditioner, and I seem to recall the previous owner of the car saying something about the cigarette lighter socket being 'adapted' to allow for the regular insertion of the CTEK plug. Might this be the root cause of this latest issue?
 
As a non-smoker, I am not personally inconvenienced as to whether the cigarette lighter works or not, but I would like everything to do with the car to operate as originally intended, so I remain keen to get to the bottom of this switchgear 'niggle'.
 
Further thoughts/help would be welcomed.
 
Thanks, John
 
 

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Re: 993 C2 - cigarette lighter 2022/04/20 07:50:11 (permalink)
Youre probably correct in the fact that the socket was modified to allow a charger to fit (the socket is pretty crap for most things) and now the lighter doesnt engage and click in. New socket required I would guess. It comes complete
 
 

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Re: 993 C2 - cigarette lighter 2022/04/22 15:50:27 (permalink)
T911UK
The answer is "No it shouldnt", the lighter socket surround should light though!




Hmm, mine's an early 1994 model.  I have the light inside the lighter but no light on the surround.  Looks to be a solid ring around the socket.  Was this a later enhancement, do you know?
 
Thanks.

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