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Old 11-29-2005, 10:03 AM   #1
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E30 Fuse Box

Fuse - Rating - Description

1 - 7.5 - Headlight, left high beam

2 - 7.5 - Headlight, right high beam

3 - 15 - Aux. cooling fan, low speed

4 - 15 - Turn signals
Emergency flasher
Active check control
Digital clock

5 - 30 - Windshield wiper and washer

6 - 7.5 - Stop lights
Cruise control
Active check control
ABS
Interior lights

7 - 15 - Horn

8 - 30 - Rear defogger

9 - 15 - Fuel delivery
Idle speed

10 - 7.5 - Seat belt warning system
Service interval indicator
Tachometer/fuel economy gauge
Instrument gauges and indicators
Brake warning system
Back-up lights
OBC
Starter
Fuel delivery
Idle speed
Active check control
Stop lights and cruise control

11 - 7.5 - Fuel pump

12 - 7.5 - Radio power
Speedometer/instrument indicators
OBC
Multifunction Clock

13 - 7.5 - Left Low Beam

14 - 7.5 - Right Low Beam

15 - Not Used

16 - 15 - Heated Seats

17 - 30 - Sunroof
Power Windows

18 - 30 - Aux. cooling fan, high speed

19 - 7.5 - Aux. cooling fan
Interior lights
Power mirrors

20 - 30 - Heater/Air conditioner
Auxiliary Radiator cooling fan

21 - 7.5 - Glovebox light
Flashlight
Ignition Key/Seat Belt warning
Interior Lights
Radio Memory
Trunk Light
Active Check Control
Service Interval Indicator
OBC
Fuel delivery
Tachometer/Fuel Economy Gauge
Digital Clock
Multi Function Clock

22 - 7.5 - Active Check Control
Front Parking Lights
Taillights
Front Side Marker Lights

23 - 7.5 - Instrument Panel Lights
Front Parking Lights
Taillights
Rear Side Marker/License Plate Lights
Active Check Control
Rear Defogger
Multi-Function Clock
OBC

24 - 15 - Turn Signals
Emergency Flasher

25 - Not Used

26 - Not Used

27 - 30 - Interior Lights
Central Locking
OBC
Radio Amplifier

28 - 30 - Lighter
Power Antenna

29 - 7.5 - Left Fog Light

30 - 7.5 - Right Fog Light

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Old 12-12-2008, 09:09 PM   #2
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is there a difference between the us spec and euro spec fuse boxes?

my euro 323i has a 15 amp fuse for number 11 and also has a 15 amp fuse for number 15

and my interior lights still work when i remove fuse 27...

im so lost...
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:06 PM   #3
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I wouldn't mind a little clarification on the relays, all of em'. The small 3 relay box, as well as the main fuse box. I need some descriptions of what the relays actually look like. I've seen:
silver
orange
orange w/ black bottoms
white
purple
black

I got this 89' 325i coupe with no fuses or relays. I've tried taking pictures of other boxes, and even checked the engine bay thread for relay layout, but not really confident I got them right.
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:51 AM   #4
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Thanks for posting that up. I could use some clarification on the little box that sits next to the main fuse box. Mine got a bit out of order during my swap and I need to figure out what goes where.


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Old 09-22-2010, 10:02 AM   #5
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I'm confused about where it says: 28-30: lighter, power antenna

3 fuses for these guys (28,29,30)? I don't want the power antenna to go up everytime I turn the deck on, I never listen to the radio, just mp3/cd. Can I pull one of the fuses?
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:10 PM   #6
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I'm confused about where it says: 28-30: lighter, power antenna

3 fuses for these guys (28,29,30)? I don't want the power antenna to go up everytime I turn the deck on, I never listen to the radio, just mp3/cd. Can I pull one of the fuses?
i dont' think i can answer you question completely, but 28-30 means that fuse "28" is a 30 amp fuse, and by pulling it you will lose power to both your cigarette lighter, and your power antenna. hope this helps.
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:41 PM   #7
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i dont' think i can answer you question completely, but 28-30 means that fuse "28" is a 30 amp fuse, and by pulling it you will lose power to both your cigarette lighter, and your power antenna. hope this helps.
Thanks!

It does help, can't believe I didn't realize that. Also, I never use the cigarette lighter either so it'll work great for me.

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Old 09-24-2010, 03:46 PM   #8
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is there a heater relay and which one is it
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Old 10-18-2010, 02:49 PM   #9
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Where is the fuel pump relay located? I have a 6/97 prod. date 325. It leaves two options on Pelican for selecting either a 4 or 7 prong relay. Which one do I need?
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:21 PM   #10
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fuel pump relay is number two of the three relays that are not inside the fuse box. there is the main relay which is the first relay towards the headlight, then the fuel pump relay, then the heated o2 sensor relay. and to clarify, those are outside of the fuse box between the air filter box and the fuse box and the strut tower. they usually are underneath a black cover. I can take a pic of mine or of the wiring diagram if necessary.
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:49 PM   #11
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fuel pump relay is number two of the three relays that are not inside the fuse box. there is the main relay which is the first relay towards the headlight, then the fuel pump relay, then the heated o2 sensor relay. and to clarify, those are outside of the fuse box between the air filter box and the fuse box and the strut tower. they usually are underneath a black cover. I can take a pic of mine or of the wiring diagram if necessary.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:19 PM   #12
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sweet. yea Ive been messing with my fuse box but I work at a mazda/bmw dealership so I have access to the wiring diagrams for mine.
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:38 PM   #13
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Hey is there such a thing as quality fuses? I buy mine at autozone right now.
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:13 PM   #14
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so the k9 slot is supposed to be empty on my e30 318i?
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Old 01-10-2011, 03:08 PM   #15
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is there a heater relay and which one is it
Fuse #20, no relay that I saw. Just spent hours tracing this very circuit.
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