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tim330i 02-21-2013 12:31 PM

F10 5 Series - How to repair the 12v cigarette lighter fuse
 
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The Definitive DIY Guide - How to Repair the 12 Volt Cigarette Lighter Fuse

You have put your car key in the central console, as design. However, like 99% of all people, you have other (metallic) keys attached to your car key. Sooner or later one of these will make involuntary contact with the open cigarette lighter contact. And then the fuse blows....clearly a design error in an otherwise very fine car. Now you have the resource to fix the fuse!

A big thanks to Ivan for putting this together for the community!

rmcd 01-31-2016 01:59 PM

Thank you. This really helped me today.

I dunno if the fuse blew because of my keys, but I wouldn't be surprised.

Cheers

lethang121 02-02-2016 06:48 PM

Thank you. I saved for the case necessaire

Nigels 06-14-2016 08:53 AM

Replace Ligher Fuse
 
Excellent entry for exactly my problem.
Dropped the keys in the drinks compartment and fused the cigarette lighter.
I have RHD F11 (Estate UK) and it was fuse 54.
Maybe due to RHD the 54 fuse was totally hidden.
Had to release panel below glovebox to get at fuse but eventually was able to replace it.
Saved garage visit and cost but what an akward position for the fuse.

rmcd 06-14-2016 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by rmcd (Post 9505028)
Thank you. This really helped me today.

I dunno if the fuse blew because of my keys, but I wouldn't be surprised.

Cheers

Just because there was another post that reminded me of this .... I thought my addendum might bring a smile at my stupidity....


I got the fuse replaced without any problem and all is well. But --- do you think I could figure out how to put the little red fuse puller back in the holder in the trunk !!? For the life of me, I couldn't find the spot where I had taken it from. I finally had to admit defeat to the dealer. Doh !!

All else is well. Really love the car.

Cheers


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