There seems to be 3 versions of the cigarette / power socket that came in the 986 Boxster. The non-smoker's package comes with a socket that is 1mm larger in diameter than a normal socket. This makes any plug that's put into the socket, like a cell phone charger, very loose and they easily fall out. Many cell phone stores used to carry an adapter ring, which slipped into the socket and made it smaller for cell phone charges to fit snug. However, they are getting more and more difficult to find and the only one I had I eventually lost. After years of this hassle I finally ordered up the cigarette lighter socket. Only to find out installing it was more difficult than I imagined.
Part Numbers for 986:
Remember the part number extensions, .A02 for gloss finish and .A05 for matter finish.
996.652.101.10 Cigarette Lighter Socket + Lighter
The inner diameter is 21mm. This is the US version, which is deeper and has a different logo as shown on the bottom of the picture to the right. All 02-04 cars came with this, while the older 97-01 came with the shorter socket pictured on the top.996.652.102.10 Lighted Retaining Ring
Clear plastic ring that holds the socket into the dashboard.
996.652.103.00 Non-Smokers Power Socket + Plug
The inner diameter is 22mm.996.652.???.?? Retaining Ring
Clear plastic ring which is not lighted.
Uninstall the old socket:
Install the new socket:
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