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Old 12-02-2013, 01:06 PM
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F10 12-V Glove Compartment Power Outlet

Hi fellow BMW enthusiasts,

I just purchased a 2013 535i. The standard feature list includes a 12-V outlet in glove compartment. I don't see an outlet in the glove compartment that is easily visible. Can someone point me in the right direction.

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P.S.: I know there is a power outlet in the front passenger's footwell. What I am looking for is apparently in the glove campartment.
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:58 PM
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F10 12-V Glove Compartment Power Outlet

There is not one in the glove compartment to my knowledge. Only in center console, footwell, between the cup holders.


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BMW has had 12v outlets in the glove compartment every since, well, I can remember (at least early 80's). The F10 seems to be missing it unless it's hidden.
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There is not one in the glove compartment to my knowledge. Only in center console, footwell, between the cup holders.


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Don't forget the one in the trunk and at the back of the console.
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:22 AM
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There isn't any 12v outlet in my glove compartment - 2013 528i XDR. And contrary to what my SA told me I don't have a USB connector either in there - just an empty rectangle hole where is used to be/should be?. Only USB I can find is in the center console box. I did buy a cheap $5 12v USB splitter (real short one like OEM style) just to be able to charge two other devices rather than use 12v receptacles which tend to have longer plugs.
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:25 AM
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There isn't any 12v outlet in my glove compartment - 2013 528i XDR. And contrary to what my SA told me I don't have a USB connector either in there - just an empty rectangle hole where is used to be/should be?. Only USB I can find is in the center console box. I did buy a cheap $5 12v USB splitter (real short one like OEM style) just to be able to charge two other devices rather than use 12v receptacles which tend to have longer plugs.
The Navigation in the F10 MY2013 is NBT -NBT does not have an USB port in the glovebox anymore.
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:46 AM
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@Technic - yeah, I knew that. The point I was making (in my mind anyhow) was it was not the first time my SA gave me bogus information about this car. Glad I found this forum.
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:07 AM
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There isn't any 12v outlet in my glove compartment - 2013 528i XDR. And contrary to what my SA told me I don't have a USB connector either in there - just an empty rectangle hole where is used to be/should be?. Only USB I can find is in the center console box. I did buy a cheap $5 12v USB splitter (real short one like OEM style) just to be able to charge two other devices rather than use 12v receptacles which tend to have longer plugs.
Yes, you're right, there is no 12-V socket in the glove compartment. In my 2013 535i, I have the USB plug in the compartment between the seats and three 12-V sockets: cup holder, passenger's footwell, and the trunk. I suspect, there is wiring somewhere next to the fuse box which could provide 12-V but I don'want to mess with it. I almost wish that the socket in the footweel were placed in the glove compartment. With respect to the USB splitter, you may be able to charge two phones simultaneously but I doubt you can charge a phone and an iPad. I would be interested to know if you're able to.
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:11 AM
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Yes, you're right, there is no 12-V socket in the glove compartment. In my 2013 535i, I have the USB plug in the compartment between the seats and three 12-V sockets: cup holder, passenger's footwell, and the trunk. I suspect, there is wiring somewhere next to the fuse box which could provide 12-V but I don'want to mess with it. I almost wish that the socket in the footweel were placed in the glove compartment. With respect to the USB splitter, you may be able to charge two phones simultaneously but I doubt you can charge a phone and an iPad. I would be interested to know if you're able to.
Don't you have a 12 V inside of the console and one on the back of the console for the rear passengers bringing it up to 4 conveniently inside + one in the trunk?
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:17 AM
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Yes, you are correct. I always forget about the one in the rear console since I'm always in the driver's seat! :-)
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@Technic - yeah, I knew that. The point I was making (in my mind anyhow) was it was not the first time my SA gave me bogus information about this car. Glad I found this forum.
No surprise there.
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:58 PM
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Yes, you're right, there is no 12-V socket in the glove compartment. In my 2013 535i, I have the USB plug in the compartment between the seats and three 12-V sockets: cup holder, passenger's footwell, and the trunk. I suspect, there is wiring somewhere next to the fuse box which could provide 12-V but I don'want to mess with it. I almost wish that the socket in the footweel were placed in the glove compartment. With respect to the USB splitter, you may be able to charge two phones simultaneously but I doubt you can charge a phone and an iPad. I would be interested to know if you're able to.
i'll have to look at the footwell, rear of console and trunk but i have one in the center console and between the cupholders, so i guess i could potentially have 5 on my '13 535xi.
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