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Old 12-30-2012, 01:58 AM
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Hey guys

Trying to install a power magic pro for my blackvue dashcam. I currently have it wired to F16 (these are the reading lights, etc). Problem is that my standby mode on the camera doesn't last longer than 30 minutes before auto-shutting down. I've read somewhere that the newer bmws (might also apply to minis?) would have their fuse boxes "cut power" in about 30 minutes.

If that's the case, is there another fuse that I can tap in? I would assume F21 (lock/comfort access) would be constantly powered, but...may not be the wisest choice in case the camera drains all the battery and I cant even unlock the car. The manual also suggests that I could tap in the "emergency lights" fuse, but which fuse would that be for the mini?

Need some help. Thanks
 
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:56 PM
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Any fuse that is a continual 12v source has the potential to drain the battery and you might not be able to unlock the door, not just F21.

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Hey guys

Trying to install a power magic pro for my blackvue dashcam. I currently have it wired to F16 (these are the reading lights, etc). Problem is that my standby mode on the camera doesn't last longer than 30 minutes before auto-shutting down. I've read somewhere that the newer bmws (might also apply to minis?) would have their fuse boxes "cut power" in about 30 minutes.

If that's the case, is there another fuse that I can tap in? I would assume F21 (lock/comfort access) would be constantly powered, but...may not be the wisest choice in case the camera drains all the battery and I cant even unlock the car. The manual also suggests that I could tap in the "emergency lights" fuse, but which fuse would that be for the mini?

Need some help. Thanks
 
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:55 PM
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The battery is disconnected and the doors are locked . How do I open the car or the bonnet? 2009 mini jcw hardtop
 
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:01 PM
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With the key.
 
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:04 PM
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To elucidate- The top end of the fob has a button which releases the traditional type key -At least in those cars with Comfort Access.
 
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:23 PM
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To elucidate- The top end of the fob has a button which releases the traditional type key -At least in those cars with Comfort Access.
i do not have comfort access and i also have the hard key

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Old 03-31-2013, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by bearcat245 View Post
Below are two pictures of the "Under Hood Fuse Box"
First is the Cover:

Below are the fuses

Now for the inside guide:

Last, Inside Fuses:

Hope this helps!
I have the f3 30A (headlight washer) in the F2 position and the F2 in the F3. could you please tell me for what good is the F2 fuse because I dons have it. And I'm starting to think thats why me headlight washer dosent work.
 
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:34 AM
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Does anyone know which fuse is for the rear hatch opening switch
 
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:46 AM
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does anyone know what relay and/or fuses the right and left indicators use? I need to tap into them BEFORE the relay to add indicators to the sidelights in the arches to allow the sidelights to stay on, indicators flash, sidelight back on
 
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:10 PM
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Broken fixing point for lid?

Has anyone had to deal with a broken catch loop on this fuse box? I mean the plastic loop which comes out of the main body closest to the firewall (on the right side of this pic). One of the tabs on the fuse box cover is supposed to be held in place by this little piece of plastic. Otherwise it's only held down on one end and the loose on this one.

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Below are two pictures of the "Under Hood Fuse Box"

Below are the fuses


Hope this helps!
 
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:42 AM
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Hi Guys,

Anyone experience ODBII port fuse blown before.
 
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Originally Posted by rkw View Post
Interesting question. According to charts (such as this), 1.5 mm diameter is between 14awg and 15awg, and that corresponds to approximately 10 amp maximum recommended fuse size. The front and rear cigarette sockets are in parallel on the same fuse so I guess they chose 20A fuse to handle two sockets each running 10A. However a 20A fuse really wouldn't be safe because you can draw 20A from one socket without blowing the fuse and possibly overheat the wire.
good WARNING to all those who used the rear socket to power an AMP
 
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:47 AM
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Any guesses as to which fuse(s) would prevent the cruise control and hill start assist from working?

I have this problem after a garage disconnected my Viper alarm system. No warnings or error messages, just that the functions do not activate.
 
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Old 04-12-2014, 04:39 PM
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well my comfort access and key fobs are not working because it was a fuse! Darn. But thanks for the useful information for me to be able to rule that out. On with the search!


Any useful suggestions appreciated and yes I changed both batteries...LOL
 

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Old 04-12-2014, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by sailesh View Post
Any guesses as to which fuse(s) would prevent the cruise control and hill start assist from working?

I have this problem after a garage disconnected my Viper alarm system. No warnings or error messages, just that the functions do not activate.

Hill assist is part of the dsc so maybe ?
F16 5A 30G X11008 10 0.75 OR Dynaimc Stablility Control (DSC)
 
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Sorry to tag myself on this thread...but if anyone could tell me using the above pictograms...which fuse number/diagram is for the cigarette lighter?
 
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:00 PM
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page 1, 1st post has the info!

F42 20A 15 X11007 2 1.5 RT/SW/GE Cigar ligher, rear charging socket

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Sorry to tag myself on this thread...but if anyone could tell me using the above pictograms...which fuse number/diagram is for the cigarette lighter?
 
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:09 AM
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Thank you so much! Very helpful!!!
 
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After my last visit to the dealership for my 3 year checkup on my 2012 Roadster S my cigar light socket and my boot charger socket quit working. My fuse panel doesn't look like the ones pictured in tha there are only 4 20 amp fuses on the right side below the 3 30 amp fuses. All my fuses appear to be okay. Any clues?
 
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Bumping this back from the dead...

I just installed my radar detector using this info. Tried to use fuse 42 but then I couldn't get the fuse box cover reinstalled. Went with fuse 32 (Parking Sensor) and have switched power, working great.
 

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Can someone help me out? I have a 2012 R55 Clubman.

I want to add DRLs and use an add-a-circuit fuse tap into the engine bay fuse box. Is there a fuse in the engine bay that will give me ignition-on power?

Thanks.
 
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I dont see anything about Terminal 50, soes any one knows where is located/ related for r56?
 
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