Need help with location of the fuse boxs and overview of fuse positions for 528i?
I am wondering where I can find the fuse box on my 528i and if anyone could post an overview of where all the fuses are supposed to be located?
I don't have a service manual and need to find out if have blown fuses or not. (Also so that I can put fuses in the correct places).
Thank you for any help!
I don't have an owners manual either.
The fuse box is the trunk above the battery...
also inside the glove compartment
And the owners manual PDFs are in the VERY best of E39 Links.
... and under the carpet at the front of the right front seat.
You REALLY should break down and buy the E39 Bentley Service Manual, esp if you plan to do any electrical troubleshooting at all! This model is not simple!
Fuse diagrams. Post #1 & post #3
P.S. : The fuse diagrams are not in the owner's manual.
To the OP. Sorry. I misspoke.
Look in the compartment at the top of the glovebox, where one of the fuse panels sits. There's a card that pulls out with a little thumb tab. That's the diagram of the fuses in that panel. For the trunk panel, pull back the battery cover on the right-hand side of the trunk. It has the diagram for the fuses in there. As for the one under the passenger side carpet in front of the seat, I'll have to check that one out myself.
1. passenger Side E-Box (under cabin filter housing).
3. Under front Passenger Seat (under carpet).
I always wondered where ALL the fuses & fusible links were located. Thanks.
I did a quick search and then created a bestlink with this info:
(Keywords used were "E39" "fusebox" "fuse box" "fusible link")
- Where to find E39 fuse boxes (1) (WDS) & how to find the front passenger seat undercarpet fuse panel (1)
Every time I look anything up, MORE QUESTIONS pop up:
Q1: Do we have high-current "fusible links" in other places in the E39?
Q2: Are any individual devices individually fused in the E39?
Thanks man! Do you have an overview of what the different fuses are for as well? With the number etc. For example I want to know which fuses are for the fog lights in the front.
Thank you! very helpful!
BTW, all external lighting is controlled by the LCM (located in the passenger footwell on the external wall)...so you won't find individual fuses for any exterior lights (including the fog lights).
- Warning: I charged my battery today & apparently killed my instrument cluster & MID
I see this information, as to where each fuse is, what size it is, and what it does is scattered about (with some pictures requiring logins on other web sites to view); so I'll try to assemble what I can find into this thread.
Note: It seems harder to find the ebox and the under-seat fuse descriptions than it is to find the glovebox and batterybox descriptions.
Location of the fuse boxes (as cn90 said):
- E39 Glove Compartment and Trunk Fuse Guide
1998 540i glove box fuse guide:
1998 540i trunk batterybox fuse guide:https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/att...1&d=1316363176
E39 glovebox fusebox access (kindly supplied by QSilver7):
E39 trunk batterybox fusebox access (kindly supplied by QSilver7):https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/att...1&d=1316363653
The under-passenger-seat under-carpet fuses are harder to find:
- E39 (1997 - 2003) > fuse diagram
As for accessing this under-seat-carpet fusebox:
- Roadfly Secondary Air Pump replacement
- E39 (1997 - 2003) > fuse diagram
- Need help with location of the fuse boxs and overview of fuse positions for 528i?
- Location of fuses 75 & 76
I find cn90's picture of the ebox fuses (for a vehicle with a manual transmission):
- E39 (1997 - 2003) > Fuses under fresh air filter on E39
Here is an ebox from a 97 528i in this thread (with an automatic transmission):
- E39 (1997 - 2003) > Electrical Scare!!!!
I find a clue about the ebox fuses digging some more, and seeing this EAC Tuning post in this thread:
- Fuses under fresh air filter on E39
WIP WIP WIP (not finished yet) ... until we have a description of every fuse in the car (including those in the ebox and in the underseat fusebox).
Looking at my trunk fusebox caused more questions than it answered!
Here is the sticker on the inside of the battery door:
Note: Yellow circles are the fuses in my 2002 BMW 525i:
And, here is a picture of what it's trying to represent:
Note: Yellow lines are the fuses in my 2002 BMW 525i:
Some questions that arise:
Q: What is the "on board monitor"?
Q: I don't have a CD changer in the trunk (I have the single-CD BMW Business CD player in the dash); so why the 30-amp fuse in position 56?
Q: I don't have a 'telephone' (but I do have the wiring); so why the 10 amp fuse in position 57?
Q: What are the purposes of the three relays above the fuse box?
Nice glovebox fuse description from here
- E39 (1997 - 2003) > No rear windows working & locks & trunk
2. If you have the "pre-wired for CD" button in your trunk...that would be the reason for for having the 30 amp fuse #56 already installed (just as you would have the wiring pre installed)...but you also have a radio installed...thus, it too, requires the 30 amp Fuse #56...so it will be installed for that component as well.
3 pre-wired buttons in my Touring can be seen along the LEFT side of the rear cargo side panel3. Again, if you have the phone's "pre-installed" button in the trunk...that is why you have fuse #57 installed as well as the "wiring" for the defunct/obsolete analog cell phone. :)
Thanks for answering the long-unanswered questions!
BTW, for those looking for the wiper relay, it's here:
- E39 (1997 - 2003) > wiper relay location 2000 5281A
For the record, yesterday QSilver7 posted a nice glovebox fuse finder diagram:
- E39 (1997 - 2003) > e39 still running with key out!
Likewise, cn90 did a great job of showing the fuses under the passenger seat over here:
- DIY: Troubleshooting S.A.S. and How to Replace the Famous Fuse # 107!
And JimLev kindly showed fuses F100 to F106 which are just above the battery positive terminal:
- Do I have the correct location for the E39 battery safety terminal explosive charge?
Similarly, SleekBMW kindly showed how to find Fuse #75 & Fuse #76 behind the glovebox:
- Auxiliary Fan write up
I looked at my 2002 525i glovebox today to find fuses #1 to #45:
IN ROOF PANEL OF GLOVEBOX:
1 = 30A, Windscreen wiper
2 = 30A, Headlight cleaning system, Windscreen washer system
3 = 15A, Horn
4 = 20A, Passenger comp/trunk lighting, Windscreen washer system
5 = 20A, Sliding tilt/roof
6 = 30A, Outside mirror adjustment, Central locking system, Window lift
7 = 30A, Cigarette lighter
8 = (empty)
9 = 15A, Air conditioner, Heated washer jets
10 = 30A, Passenger seat adjustment
11 = 7.5A, Servotronic
12 = 5A, Immobilizer
13 = 30A, Driver seat adjustment, Steering column adjustment
14 = 5A, Engine control
15 = 7.5A, Diagnosis plug, Engine control
16 = 5A, Light module
17 = 10A, ABS, Automatic stability control
18 = 5A, Instrument cluster
19 = 5A, (empty) Electronic damper control
20 = 7.5A, Air conditioner, Heated rear window, Heater, Tyre pressure control system
21 = 5A, Anti-glare inside mirror, Driver seat adjustment, Garage door opener
22 = 25A, Fuel pump
23 = 7.5A, (empty) Heater, Rear centre arm rest
24 = 5A, Instrument cluster, Shifting gate illumination, Tyre pressure control system
25 = 7.5A, Multi-information display, Radio
27 = 30A, Central locking system, Window lift
28 = 15A, (empty) Transmission control, diesel
29 = 30A, Central locking system, Outside mirror adjustment
29 = 30A, Window lift
30 = 25A, ABS
31 = 10A, ABS, Automatic stability control
31 = 10A, Fuel pump
32 = 25A, Active seat, Electric seat heating, Roller sun blind
34 = 10A, Heated steering wheel (empty)
35 = 5A, (empty) Rear A/C blower
36 = (empty)
37 = 5A, Immobilizer
38 = 5A, Horn, Shifting gate illumination
39 = 7.5A, Charging socket, Courtesy mirror illumination
40 = 5A, Airbag, Instrument cluster
41 = 5A, Brake light, Light module
42 = 5A, Airbag
43 = 5A, (Telephone), (On-board monitor), Radio, (Rear Washer) (Rear washer pump)
44 = 5A, Multi-function steering wheel, MID, Radio, (Telephone)
45 = 7.5A, Roller sun blind
IN TRUNK BATTERY COMPARTMENT:
46 = (empty)
47 = 20A, (empty) Additional heater, independent heater
48 = 5A, Anti-theft alarm system
49 = 30A, (empty) Air suspension
50 = 7.5A, (empty) Air suspension
51 = 30A, (empty) Rear cigarette lighter
52 = 30A, (empty) Cigarette lighter (AUS)
53 = 7.5A, Central locking system
54 = 25A, (empty) M5 Fuel pump
55 = 20A, (empty) Rear washer, Rear washer pump
56 = 30A, (On-board monitor), (CD changer), Radio, (Navigation system)
57 = 10A, (Telephone)
58 = 10A, (On-board monitor), (Telephone), Radio, (Navigation system)
59 = 20A, (empty) Trailer socket
60 = 50A, (empty) Elecronic damper control
61 = (empty)
62 = (empty)
63 = (empty)
64 = (empty)
65 = (empty)
66 = 40A, heated rear window
UNDER PASSENGER SIDE CABIN AIR FILTER:
BEHIND GLOVEBOX (look from underneath):
75 = 50A, Auxiliary fan
76 = 40A, Heater blower
ABOVE BATTERY POSITIVE TERMINAL:
UNDER PASSENGER SEAT:
107 = 50A, SAS airpump Special Fuse: BMW PN 6113836590
111 = ignition switch?
114 = ignition switch?
Are these the seven fuse locations in the typical E39?
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