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Old 06-22-2013, 09:53 AM
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Electrical issues!!!

Hey I drive a BMW X5. The battery recently died so I called AAA to come and replace it.Now the power door locks, power sun roof, and windshield wipers don't work . Im not sure what the problem is. One of my friends told me it could be a blown fuse. So if anyone can try and help me figure out what the problem is that would be great
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:31 PM
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BMW included a fuse index & diagram in both the front & rear fuse locations. The fuses are listed alphabetically along with their number within the fuse box, as well as its amperage. Then there's an illustration that shows the exact fuse nbr location of every fuse within that box (kinda hard not to be able to find what you need). And then the glove box fuse location, should have spares fuses in different amperage, as well as a fuse & relay puller (it's usually reddish-orange).

glove box fuse index that is visible when you lower the cover inside the glove box:

rear fuses are behind the right pull down panel in the cargo area. If you have a subwoofer unit, you'll need to move it out of the way to access the fuses:

Q {BMW CCA Member #191509}
2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

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Old 06-22-2013, 04:11 PM
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Is there a fuse box in the rear of the car AND the glovebox, or just in the rear of the car? I found the one in the rear of the car and none of the fuses were blown, so im not sure what to do now.
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:10 AM
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Any update on this issue. Am having same problem after a battery replacement.
2010 BMW 528xi
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:16 AM
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YEs; There is a fusebox/relay rack in the glovebox AND one in the passenger side rear cubby.

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