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  1. General BMW Discussions
    Had my Dad round this evening with his volt meter to try and find the issue on my e91. All 3 sockets don’t work, tried a couple of fuses and have found out there’s no power getting to the fuse. On my old e46’s you didn’t need the ignition on for there to be power to them. Is this the same with...
  2. General BMW Discussions
    All 3 12v sockets in my 2008 e91 aren’t working. Checked the fuse and that looks ok. What’s else can I try?
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hello, Earlier this week I used my compact without any trouble, then went to go out later that day, and the car cut out by the time my seat belt was on. The things which are fine / tested ok: All relays, fuse 18, earth on fuel pump connector, The fuel pump works when connected directly to the...
  4. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, does anyone know if its possible to wire my dashcam into the interior lighting above the rear view mirror. I know in US spec cars they have the Homelink garage wires as standard so people splice into those. However, when I open up my UK spec I just have have a collection of cables going into...
  5. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi Guys I have a 2005 E46 320D tourer which is giving me some head scratching issue I am needing help with. The issue is that the front windcreen washer pump does not run when I pull the wiper stick back for washer. The other issue I have noticed at the same time is that the wiper high speed...
  6. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all! I recently bought BMW E61 2007, N53 engine with 272KM. I am having some misfire issues on 4th cylinder , so I started investigating from battery. What I found out is that there still sits original BMW 80Ah, which life span was calculated by BMW for 10 years. Previous owner replaced all...
  7. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, I recently purchased my BMW 2013 520d M Sport and although I'm still very happy with the car, I have stumbled upon an issue. The two 12v power sockets located in the front ashtray and between rear passenger footwells don't work. I have no plans to take up smoking to enjoy my new ride but...
  8. Auto Electrical Forum
    I'm fitting a dashcam, to sit below the rear view mirror. I would like to wire it up to the switched 12V circuit, coming off the ignition switch. I'm hoping to be able to pick up such a connector in the roof lining, or under the roof lights / electric sunroof, as this is the shortest route. Does...
  9. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi Anyone know of a 12v source that I can tap into, preferably switched (comes on with ignition) to power up a mulf2 module. I have cdc prep wiring but I don't seem to be able to power up the module, and I have tried 2 of them. Note I don't have cdc installed just the prep wiring? Am I doing...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hello again My 320d won't alllow me to read it's codes using a regular OBD reader. However a friend of mine can read them using a snap-on reader. The ECU light does not come on when you turn the ignition on so we though the bulb had been crushed or blown. But when you 'Test' the dash lights...
  11. Introductions
    Hi I have 2005 Bmw 530i motorsport and i was wondering no1 are there more than 1 12v power sockets in the vehicle? And no2 wheres the dipstick?
  12. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi All, Any suggestions for easy location to take a switched 12v feed for a*dashcam on an E63? Ideally using piggy back fuse so I don't cut*OEM wiring?
  13. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi I heard a slight rattle in the front the other day and opened the bonnet to have a look and i saw this magneventil loose ive attached the picture it looks like there ate scree holes between the cogs and belts to hold in place but for the moment I have cable tied it tot he other pipes to...
  14. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I am attempting to hard wire a dashcam to a e46 325i to a 12v source. I attempted to follow a thread from the USA, but there is no white homelink pre-wired connector for Australian models. I am wondering if anyone has tapped a switched 12v source in the headliner such as the sunroof switch...
  15. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All, I'm after a bit of advice here, I have the 2 x 12v Power Sockets in he main cabin [ashtray & under the glovebox] but I am looking at retrofitting an additional socket in the boot. Is there an easy way to tell if the wiring harness is already in place so that hopefully all I need to do...
  16. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi I recently purchased a dashcam with the intention of plugging it into cigarette lighter socket at the front of the car. However, after reading some posts by US car owners I discovered they have an additional 12v power socket under the glovebox in the front passenger footwell. Having had a...
  17. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi I recently purchased a dashcam with the intention of plugging it into cigarette lighter socket at the front of the car. However, after reading some posts by US car owners I discovered they have an additional 12v power socket under the glovebox in the front passenger footwell. Having had a...
  18. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi everyone! I've just bought a 1997 E36 318is! The central locking does not work at all due to a META M99 T2 alarm system the previous owner ripped out and left in the boot... I've tried applying 12V to the lock and unlock wires (Wires 4 & 17 on the yellow plug) Should the doors lock and...
  19. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Greetings my friends, I have a question to all pro and non-pro DIY masters. :) My car is a 520 e61 M47 2006. I know that on most of them there is a 12V cigarette lighter socket on the passenger side in the legroom area, however my car unfortunetley don't have it there :(. I am using sockets in a...
  20. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hello, Apologies if this has been covered in a mother thread but I couldn't see it anywhere else. I have a 2007 E92 335d and recently have been having problems with the 12V power socket which I use to charge my mobile phone. I've been using the socket that is inside the middle arm-rest for the...
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