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Mindi 09-20-2012 12:10 AM

Power outlets
My 2011 F25 2.0d power sockets in console and cargo area are permanently live...not only when the inition is ON as the owners manual says. this something the dealer can change..? Or is it owner configurable..?

Mindi 09-20-2012 12:40 AM

Answered myself
Found an archived post that pointed me in the right direction and I have just experimented with an appliance with power LED indicator. The Cupholder, centre console and cargo area 12v outlets all switch off automatically 3 minutes after you lock the car. Even touching a door handle restarts the 3 minutes... You do not need to unlock it...Did not test the rear underfloor outlet but I was concerned about semi permanent connection of a Waeco fridge in the rear floor area. Should be fine for 3 minutes. My car is build December 2010.

02420X3 09-20-2012 05:55 AM

Every outlet, with the exception of the OBD-II port, should shut down within 15 minutes after the X3 is turned off.

slambmw 09-21-2012 05:08 AM

I believe the console shuts off after approx 15 mins is about right. My mobile GPS is attached and usually forget to turn the unit off after leaving the car and he power is drained to about 25% which should not happen if the power remains live.

As for the trunk, there is a portable cooler attached and continues running when I return. So this might be the only outlet live which makes sense for this purpose after you leave the car.

Mindi 09-21-2012 06:38 PM

Hmmm...some inconsistency then, mine certainly turns them all off after 3 minutes....I am happy about that, but a bit intrigued why they would appear to be different.

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