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relder 06-20-2011 10:34 AM

Want to add power to inside of trunk
 
I'd like to add a power outlet (cigarette lighter outlet) into my trunk, running a lead off my fuse box, so it doesn't interfere with the other electronics in the car. Could someone kinda walk me through how to do that, as I don't generally do customizations/modifications to cars.

I have a 2007 750Li w/ Comfort Access.

Thanks in Advance!

BMW Arabia 06-20-2011 11:04 AM

well, I dont really recommend messing with electrical stuff especially on a BMW !!!

***CCCP*** 06-20-2011 11:48 AM

^^^ and specially with computer on wheels like 7

csmeance 06-20-2011 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by relder (Post 6143049)
I'd like to add a power outlet (cigarette lighter outlet) into my trunk, running a lead off my fuse box, so it doesn't interfere with the other electronics in the car. Could someone kinda walk me through how to do that, as I don't generally do customizations/modifications to cars.

I have a 2007 750Li w/ Comfort Access.

Thanks in Advance!

You would need a socket first like this:
http://www.iboats.com/SeaDog-SS-Powe...-view_id.39773

and then some an Add-a-fuse that looks like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Littelfuse-FHA.../dp/B0002BGELQ

You can find the add a fuse at autozone, pepboys, etc. Just make sure you get the right size!

As far as what fuse to tap into, I'm not really that sure but there are a number of possible fuses. For example there is the coolbox/refrigerator fuse that's probably unused in your car. You will need to put a the add a fuse in there, HOWEVER only plug in the fuse for the wire sticking out, do not plug in both!

Then simply run a power wire to the power side of the outlet, and run the negative/black side to a grounding point.


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