This is my first post, forgive me as I have also posted it under the specific techy forum for my car model, but as this is an electrical issue I thought I'd put it here as well. Sorry for duplication.
My front ashtray lighter socket is dead so looking through my Haynes manual I found out it could be a blown fuse No 8, 20 amps which it says only does all the lighter/12 volt sockets. (the BMW supplied fuse card was useless as there is nothing to describe what the symbols mean).
Anyway, I bought a new fuse, even though the old one looked ok and nothing changed, all sockets are dead.
I can't find a wiring diagram that covers these sockets.
Am I right to assume because fuse 8 only does these sockets it is a separate circuit running in series & that there must be some kind of open circuit break somewhere.
Incidently, I rang my local BMW dealer who said they are not allowed to help over the phone & I should take it to them, average diagnostic check £90.
Wiring diagrams or any kind of help would be greatly appreciated.