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Discussion of BMW's 4th generation E65/E66 7 Series flagship. The E65 generated much controversy, due to its radical styling and iDrive user difficulties. Nonetheless, the E65 broke records to become the best-selling 7-series iteration ever, especially after its 2005 facelift.

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Old 11-28-2008, 04:36 PM
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Fuses for cigarette lighters

Hey everyone. I posted a while back that my aux power (left leg side of passenger side), front ashtray lighter, and rear right cigarette lighter don't work. I opened the glove box fuse panel and found the paper describing the fuses and locations. It looks like fuses 31,32, and 40 are for the lighters and they are 20, 20, 40 fuses respectively. My questions:

1. Is it as easy as using that red plastic tweezer from the trunk fuse box to remove and replace them?
2. Is it ok to do with just the car off, or do I have to switch off battery power also?
3. Should these fuses be purchased only at a BMW dealer or can I get the same quality ones at a car parts store?

Sorry I haven't posted pics yet. My 750Li is just stock anyway... it's not pimped out like most of the other ones I've seen. It's just basic.

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Old 11-28-2008, 08:44 PM
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Hey everyone. I posted a while back that my aux power (left leg side of passenger side), front ashtray lighter, and rear right cigarette lighter don't work. I opened the glove box fuse panel and found the paper describing the fuses and locations. It looks like fuses 31,32, and 40 are for the lighters and they are 20, 20, 40 fuses respectively. My questions:

1. Is it as easy as using that red plastic tweezer from the trunk fuse box to remove and replace them?
2. Is it ok to do with just the car off, or do I have to switch off battery power also?
3. Should these fuses be purchased only at a BMW dealer or can I get the same quality ones at a car parts store?

Sorry I haven't posted pics yet. My 750Li is just stock anyway... it's not pimped out like most of the other ones I've seen. It's just basic.

Thanks for your help!
Yup fuses are as quick and easy as they look. Do it with the car off, no need to disconnect battery. And yes you can get the fuses at Autozone or wherever.
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:47 AM
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Hey everyone. I posted a while back that my aux power (left leg side of passenger side), front ashtray lighter, and rear right cigarette lighter don't work. I opened the glove box fuse panel and found the paper describing the fuses and locations. It looks like fuses 31,32, and 40 are for the lighters and they are 20, 20, 40 fuses respectively. My questions:

1. Is it as easy as using that red plastic tweezer from the trunk fuse box to remove and replace them?
2. Is it ok to do with just the car off, or do I have to switch off battery power also?
3. Should these fuses be purchased only at a BMW dealer or can I get the same quality ones at a car parts store?

Sorry I haven't posted pics yet. My 750Li is just stock anyway... it's not pimped out like most of the other ones I've seen. It's just basic.

Thanks for your help!
It doesn't have to be. We just love pics!
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Old 11-30-2008, 04:19 PM
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There are spare fuses located in the trunk fuse panel and maybe in the glove box as well.

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Old 12-01-2008, 07:41 AM
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There are spare fuses located in the trunk fuse panel and maybe in the glove box as well.

Jer
Yeah in my car the extra fuses are in the first aid & tool drop down in the trunk. The glove box ones seemed to be missing? Very simple to change with the supplied fuse puller. Should just be the 1 fuse that needs to be changed not all of them. I dropped a penny in the cigarette lighter and it blew only 1 fuse.
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Where is this fuse box at to chang the fuse my cigarette lighters are all out they dont work for iphone phone charger???
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:52 PM
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Where is this fuse box at to chang the fuse my cigarette lighters are all out they dont work for iphone phone charger???
We having the same problems I see.

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Old 06-24-2013, 05:06 PM
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My cigarette lighters stopped working and I've replaced the fuse and it keeps burning out almost immediately. Is the a known (easy) fix or should I take it to a shop to get the circuits examined?
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Re: Fuses for cigarette lighters

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My cigarette lighters stopped working and I've replaced the fuse and it keeps burning out almost immediately. Is the a known (easy) fix or should I take it to a shop to get the circuits examined?

Have looked to see if there is something
in the lighter socket shorting the lighter fuse ?
Could be a dime , penny , anything

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Old 06-25-2013, 05:51 PM
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There was a penny in one of them, but it was removed before I replaced the fuse. I'll double-check again, but I didn't see anything in there.
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:29 AM
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Fuses for cigarette lighters

The fuse in the glove box are recessed . I used a long tweezer with electrical tape to get in and replace blown fuses.


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Old 07-23-2015, 10:50 AM
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Hello friends, sorry to bump this after so long.
I am wondering if possibly anyone knows exactly which fuse goes specifically to the front cigarette lighter (since 31, 32 and 43 are all listed). My rear lighters are working fine. I think it would have been more helpful if they had listed them individually rather than lumping them together as "Cigarette Lighter (Sockets)"
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