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Old 12-13-2014, 08:37 AM
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Question E63 cigarette lighter fuse number

Hi

I have recently purchased a 2006 650 after trading in my 630

The only thing that doesn't work is the cigarette lighter. This wouldn't normally be an issue as I don't smoke, but as the car (disappointingly) has no mp3 aux or charge points, the lighter is my only option at present

At the moment, I'm clueless as where this fuse is? The fuse guide on the card supplied shows 'icons' and not numbers for the fuses!

Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 12-13-2014, 04:55 PM
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It looks to be fuse #61, located in the trunk:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=537660
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:08 AM
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Ok thanks. It's not the fuse then
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:04 AM
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Check fuse #87 in the trunk
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:30 PM
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Thanks. I've replaced 87 & 88. Still no joy

I think it'll be a case of removing the cig lighter and checking the wiring
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Old 12-14-2014, 07:46 PM
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There is another socket under the glove compartment. If you look up under where the passenger feet are it is tucked away in the back corner. See if that one is working, might help your troubleshooting efforts.

Maybe the previous owner had tapped the power from the cigarette lighter and when they pulled out the accessory left the wires unattached.
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Old 12-15-2014, 07:37 AM
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Had a look under the passenger side footwell - no socket

Does anyone know how to remove the cig lighter?
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:56 AM
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That is a real bummer, I guess it is a US car standard option. I have never removed the socket so I don't have anything for you on that one, if no one chimes in you might want to start a new thread asking for help on removing the cigarette lighter trim piece.
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:58 AM
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Had a look under the passenger side footwell - no socket

Does anyone know how to remove the cig lighter?
Take a look at this thread. Post #40 shows you the panel front and rear that the lighter is attached to. Post #42 shows the gear lever area with the trim removed. You can see where the screws are located based on the photos.

I believe you first remove the gear shift lever - pull straight up hard, but be careful not to punch yourself in the nose (ask me how I know). Then the leather shift boot pops out by pulling up (held by clips only). The screws that need to be removed should now be exposed.

I've not done this myself but I'm going by what I see in the pics. There is a slight chance you may also need to remove the trim panel above the ashtray before you can remove the lighter panel.
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Old 12-15-2014, 11:07 AM
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Thanks if I can just get under there to see if it's been disconnected I can rule that out.
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Old 12-16-2014, 08:51 AM
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Well, I've managed to discover why the cig lighter doesn't work.

It's been un plugged!

The thing is though, the lead it's been in plugged from is absolutely nowhere to be found???

Weird!
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Old 12-17-2014, 03:53 PM
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Probably was cut and used for something else, so no plug to find. Keep looking for some wires!
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:09 AM
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Sorted I took apart the centre console using the link from Yorgi

Re connected the unplugged cig lighter, put back together and now working fine

I now have music from my I phone (FM transmitter) and phone/accessory charger.

Thanks for all your help folks
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I jus bought a used 2004 645. All in all i love the car. There are just a couple annoying items. One of them is the electrical outlets. I have read many threads to try and fix my issues...

Let me say I HAVE found the fuse in question. I've replaced it 2 times in 2 weeks. I feel i might have a short. I was wanting to see if i could do a bit of self inspection of the problem before i drive it to a mechanic. First thing i wanted to do is look at the outlets and see it there is anything obviously wrong.. water or liquid around them. I know where the one is in the ashtray, and the one under the passengers glovebox. I've heard there is another in the backseat area. I've read that sometimes children may spill stuff back there and cause a short. I've been looking for this mysterious outlet all afternoon and can't find it...

Anyone??

Paul
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Old 02-21-2015, 08:46 AM
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Well, After looking around i discovered the issue.

I'm still looking for an outlet in the back. If you know where it is let me know

I was messing around with the sound system. I casually pulled out my cell charger. Sparks flew from the outlet when i did this. luckily nothing was plugged into the charger. So i thought to myself.... hmm... 4th of july? or found my short source?

As it turns out there was a dime stuck to the bottom of the cigarette lighter. A pair of needle nose pliers and a fishing expedition later... no more dime in the cigarette lighter...

So far thing seem to be working normally since removing the dime.
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