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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:27 AM
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Switchable fuse (for hardwiring)?

Hi,

I am in the process of hardwiring a radar detector (V1) and a laser jammer (Lidatek) into my X3. I have read descriptions by folks who hardwired radar detectors into the sunroof assembly - however, since the wires from the Lidatek transponders will be coming in from the engine bay, I would much rather tap a fuse for the V1 and the Lidatek together.

However, when I tried this yesterday, literally every fuse I tried on the front fuse panel - of either size - appeared to be permanently powered (and of course, I need to tap a fuse that is only powered when the car is on). (Of course, accessing the fuse panel behind the glove box isn't a walk in the park, either.) Does anyone know which fuse(s) I should be looking to tap?

Thanks!
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:27 AM
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the fuse block in the rear cargo compartment, right side should have a fuse diagram showing all the fuses of both blocks and their uses. I found mine folded up and slid into the lower part of the fuse block.

good luck!
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:02 AM
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Yes, thanks... I actually found that and was looking at it when I was trying the various fuses, but couldn't seem to find one that wasn't switched. Does anyone have any suggestions? I have heard the PDC/Homelink fuse might work, but I'm not 100% sure which one that is, since the symbols are pretty cryptic.
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:16 PM
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I have a 2005 X3 and looking for the fuse box in cargo area for last few days but no luck. Where did you find the fuse box in cargo area please.
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:09 PM
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On the 2011 F25 it's shown in the photo.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:56 AM
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I have a 2005 X3 and looking for the fuse box in cargo area for last few days but no luck. Where did you find the fuse box in cargo area please.
I know there is a fuse panel behind the glove box in the e83. I am not recalling one in the cargo area like the f25 pic above.
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:47 PM
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This thread has a video which you should probably watch. http://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=727455
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