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The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 04-30-2013, 10:55 PM
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where would you guys pull switched ignition power for an indash n7 install?

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The flashlight (torch) socket in the glovebox.

(some of these are 5 series & some are 7 series or 3 series glove boxes...but the flashlight is in a similar location...on the left side of the glove box)
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I'd type /power or /flashlight or /wiring in the bestlinks, all of which come up with this, among others:

- Where to find an E39 wiring diagram specific to your model (1) (2) (3) (4) & understanding European wiring diagrams (pdf) & where to find all E39 fuse boxes (1) (2) & adding new fuses & wiring in the engine bay (1) & all about the BMW Glovebox Flashlight Cigarette Lighter Power Adapter (1) (2) (3) & how to install a Valentine or Escort radar detector (1) (2)
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