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cigarette lighter light

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Hello everyone.

Hope all is well.

I just replaced my central dash console today. When I took the cigarette lighter out I noted there was a small light. I dont know if this is working now. The dash lights up as normal but the lighter surround does not. I think it lights up when the lighter is hot but it is quite faint.

Am I right? If so then it must be working OK. If not then I may need a new bulb. The lighter heats up fine.

Thanks for any help with this.

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Never thought someone would ask a question about that bulb. Did you put it back on properly.

Take it out and see if the filament is broken. Or, check it with an ohm meter.

I replaced mine when it burned out. You cannot just replace the bulb as it is part of the holder. The only place I know who sells it is Porsche. Jeff


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The filament looks intact. This is a dim question but could the bulb still have burnt out?

I cant see how it works either. It is shut in a green cover with a white cylinder over it. Is this what you guys have?

Isn't it funny-I never thought I would be writing this sort of stuff on the internet when I bought my Porsche!!!

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Thanks Don.

I like your mod but I do have a real problem. My mind likes symmetry, so much so that I was thinking of replacing the 2 dummy inserts with real switches (non-functional) to make the console balance. If I were to close off the cigarette lighter (I don't smoke being medical!) I'm sure that my driving would suffer because of the bad feng-shui


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Also, you might want to double check that all the metal connectors are making contact.  Sometimes when you remove the lighter unit and light the metal contact can bend.


I took everything out again and tested with a ohm meter. The bulb worked fine. When I reconnected it worked again-must have been a contact issue. :D

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