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Old 08-26-2007, 12:05 PM
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help please with electrical problem

I have a 2007 x3. I noticed today that the front and rear lighter recepticles do not work. I have tried them both with multiple devices with no success. I have not tried to use the rear AUX input, but everything else seems to be working just fine.

I hate to bring the car in for service if it is something simple, but in looking at the fuse box, i can't seem to figure out which fuse controls teh lighters.

Can someone help or office any suggestions?

Best regards, Allan Wohl
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Old 08-26-2007, 01:39 PM
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Allan - My US-spec 07 3.0Si has (I believe) this fuse in position 47. Open the glove box. Loosen the two retaining levers, drop the fuse box. Pull the card out and check the fuse in position 47 (20 A) against the icon/pictograph of a "12V outlet" -- note this is similar/same as the symbol on the 12V outlet in the rear of the vehicle. Use the puller located in the centre of the fuse box and remove fuse 47, check against a light for a blown element, or check with a multimeter (you should have continuity if the fuse is ok.)

Note: If the above makes no sense, I would take your car to a dealer. If it is indeed a fuse, it will be an easy warranty item. If it is something else, you'll be in the right place.

Good luck.

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First off, thank you so much for your instructions. The problem was indeed a blown fuse, which was quite evident after comparing it to the others. Replacing it with one of the extras that BMW provides in the fuse box corrected the issue and now everything works perfectly again. I am curious as to why the thing blew in the first place of course. I hadn't used the car for a week, while i was on vacation, and i noticed the issue the first time i turned the car on. Oh well.......

With regards to my location, i suspect you think that I am in the UK, which i am not, I live in Pennsylvania. People commonly confuse the two locations........

Thanks again!!
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First off, thank you so much for your instructions. The problem was indeed a blown fuse, which was quite evident after comparing it to the others. Replacing it with one of the extras that BMW provides in the fuse box corrected the issue and now everything works perfectly again. I am curious as to why the thing blew in the first place of course. I hadn't used the car for a week, while i was on vacation, and i noticed the issue the first time i turned the car on. Oh well.......

With regards to my location, i suspect you think that I am in the UK, which i am not, I live in Pennsylvania. People commonly confuse the two locations........

Thanks again!!
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With regards to my location, i suspect you think that I am in the UK, which i am not, I live in Pennsylvania. People commonly confuse the two locations........

Thanks again!!
ooOO what model X3 do you have? The petrol or diesel?
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