I have a new-to-me 2006 Cayman S with a low 24,000 miles. Interior soft touch paint is getting tacky and less than attractive.
I also seem to be compulsive about farkling and shopping the parts markets. I recently bought a slightly age-damaged 997 OEM carbon fiber console and am trying to refurbish it for my use.
One little issue I have with my car is that using devices in the lighter socket blows fuses. I hope that it is the known issue of the lighter socket not really being a 12V accessory socket. Since I am putting in a new console that currently has no electrics attached: has anyone replaced the lighter socket with another OEM 12V socket like is found in console rear and passenger footwell?
Having both sockets on the console active would be a benefit to me.
Also, has anyone ever tried repair of an OEM carbon fiber console? I am assuming that it requires heat, patience, clamps and epoxy. I have done a small bit of fiberglass work, and think that I can get a pretty good end product. No vacuum bag, though. Am I stupid for trying to do a home job on this?