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  1. 2008 E91 320D - Dead Ciggy Lighter & 12V sockets 
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    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.

    Thanks, Nick
     

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    if it was me i think i would run new wires from fuse box to lighter
    with a fuse in line if you cant find the problem.
     

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    but that sounds a little drastic in terms of dismantling stuff
    could another approach be to lift out the sockets and look for local disconnects

    of course I could be missing the point and misunderstanding/not realising the experience you have in coming to your conclusion

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    Have a look at this thread, it also suggests number 8 and 20amps.... It's a funny symbol -C+ sort of thing.... The thread also suggests that there are a number of different fuse boxes, I would just check on the card behind the glovebox that you are replacing the correct fuse..

    http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161829
     

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    Same thread going on here...2008 E91 320D - Dead Ciggy Lighter & 12V sockets. Only one thread at a time please OP . Wastes moderator resources if multiple threads are opened relating to the same problem.
     

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