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DTANDJT 07-16-2013 10:38 PM

Cigarette lighters don't work
 
I'm posting this again. My cigarette lighters don't work on my 2006 X5. The fuse is fine. Any suggestions? I really need them to charge my phone.
Thank you -

QSilver7 07-17-2013 10:35 AM

Did you look for or try the 12v socket that is below/behind the glovebox?

And you can also pick up this accessory from a local BMW dealer and/or online (ebay, Amazon.com, forum supporting vendors, etc)...it plugs into the flashlight socket in the glovebox:

http://www.bavauto.com/assets/imglib500/82110004075.jpg

Ken@BavAuto 07-17-2013 12:46 PM

Unfortunately the glove box flashlight adapters have recently been discontinued by BMW. Have you also checked to make sure that power is getting to the fuse itself? According to the Bentley manual the front and rear sockets use different fuses but I assume you're looking to use the front one. If you have power at the fuse check to see if you have power at the lighter. If you have power at the lighter and it doesn't work you could have a ground problem. The ground point for this shows under the passenger seat somewhere.

lefty27 05-02-2014 06:26 PM

Where is the fuse for the front one located?

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Nightmaren2 05-02-2014 10:53 PM

If your front fuse does not work you can try using the one behind the centre arm rest until you sort the other one out, am interested in knowing where the fuse is though


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QSilver7 05-03-2014 12:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lefty27 (Post 8316133)
Where is the fuse for the front one located?

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Did you look at the fuse index & diagram in your glovebox ( and rear cargo area)?


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lefty27 05-03-2014 07:32 AM

Thanks guys got it. Yeah it was the glove box.

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QSilver7 05-03-2014 08:42 AM

:thumbup:

Nightmaren2 05-04-2014 02:15 AM

There's another cigarette lighter plug in the glove box on the left hand side or is that underneath the glove box, I noticed mine yesterday but I tried my phone charger in mine but it didn't work so try yours and I hope it works


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