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Old 02-21-2013, 12:31 PM
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F10 5 Series - How to repair the 12v cigarette lighter fuse

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!
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Thank you. This really helped me today.

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

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Thank you. I saved for the case necessaire
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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.
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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.

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So I replaced 54 (20A) which fixed the center console Cig lighter, but my armrest lighter and Passenger wheel well cig lighter still do not work. Is there another one it could be too?
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So I replaced 54 (20A) which fixed the center console Cig lighter, but my armrest lighter and Passenger wheel well cig lighter still do not work. Is there another one it could be too?
You've probably already checked this out ...
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/att...hmentid=363249

The table on the last page suggests that you should check fuses 65, 108, 147, and 176.

Oh look - there are instructions and photos for where to put the little red fuse puller (see my prior post on my being stupid).
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