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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 09-27-2014, 11:19 AM
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Add-a-Circuit to switched power in glovebox fuse box?

Hi, I've searched the forums and couldn't find anything, does anybody know the best way to get power from an add-a-circuit in the glovebox? I am looking for a circuit with 12v power that is on when the ignition is on. It is for a Pro Clip hardwired phone mount.

I don't want to splice, but I may just resort to tapping into the footwell power plug wires if I have to.

I got in the glovebox fuse box with a circuit tester, pulled fuses and checked voltages on circuits and got strange readings like 1 volt, 3 volts...not sure if I'm doing it wrong, the tester is broken, or maybe I had a poor ground. Anyways, any help would be appreciated.

Add-a-circuit:

http://www.amazon.com/Littelfuse-FHA...=add+a+circuit

The car is a 2010 528i with luxury, sport, HDD, satellite radio, Pro nav

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Old 09-27-2014, 01:44 PM
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It's depend on how much current consume on your Pro-clip device. My guess is the pro-clip that you have maybe rated at 1A-3A max. The best spot is to tap from the cigarette fuse. I think it rated for 10A at 12Vdc.
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Old 09-27-2014, 04:44 PM
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I powered my i phone cable wired directly to the battery terminal with a 3amp fuse .
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Old 10-01-2014, 04:50 PM
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My plan was to run an add-a-circuit from the cigarette lighter fuse location, but found out that was in the trunk. I decided to just splice it directly to the power source in the passenger footwell. Here's some pictures
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:24 PM
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If you bring the wire from under the trim instead of over the trim ,, might look a little better , and the wire will be less noticeable ..
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