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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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Yeah, I noticed that. I tried jamming a piece of paper in between the plug and the socket. Would you happen to have any suggestions as to other ways to get a snug fit?
The best way is to add a generic auxillary socket elsewhere in the car. On my W123 I added one on the passenger kick panel and another inside the glove compartment.
The temp BS way is to wrap the plug in aluminum foil to space it out so that the spacer is conductive (unlike wood). You need the sides of the plug to touch the sides of the socket and the tip of the plug to touch the back center of the socket, and you need some friction to hold it in place. This is also a good way to short out the socket and blow another fuse.
Currently: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb, 1965 300SE Lang, 1971 280SE parts car, 1972 Alfa GTV, 1965 Alfa Duetto, 1993 BMW R100R
Past: 1971 250 C, 1985 300 TD, 1967 250 S, 1968 280 S,1981 300 D, 1982 280CE, 3 Facel Vegas, Borgward Isabella Coupe, Alfa 2600 Sprint, Volvo P1900 (yes), numerous less interesting Volvos, ...