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Old Tue, Jan-17-2012, 04:29:41 PM   #1
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Default Need DIY, how to add new circuit to fuse panel and retain OEM look/functionality

I figure you ICE folks know this better than anyone else. After reading the following post, I decided I want to use this method instead of splice into my existing wiring:
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You can grab a 12V constant and 12V triggered right from the few empty slots on the fuse panel in the glove box for options you don't have.
I'd like to verify with you guys which part to plug into the empty slots (connector noted below) so I can add a new circuit. I didn't find any DIYs for this using the search button although I did see this post, which prompted me to look for the part:

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I went through the rubber grommets that are just below the glove box. as for the power i got the stock connectors (dealer) for the fuse box and added a circuit. the fuse box has the one rail that is a supply line constant power and one that is key on power, you can just check with a volt meter or test light. put a wire on the connector, pop it into the fuse box and add a fuse, youre good to go!
I also found this image indicating the switched vs constant 12V rail:
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/855...it1copyzy9.jpg

I found this kit for sale from ECS but want to avoid using it since it's not the cleanest method and I'd have wires coming out of the front of the fuse panel:
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-M3-...nic/ES1906431/

Here is additional fuse detail from NikolaiD:

http://www.chitownm.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4284

Any assistance is appreciated, thanks.

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Default Re: Need DIY, how to add new circuit to fuse panel and retain OEM look/functionality

The 'add a circuit' from ECS tuning is all you need. You can pick up one of those locally from any auto parts store.
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The 'add a circuit' from ECS tuning is all you need. You can pick up one of those locally from any auto parts store.
Thanks, however I'm looking for guidance on how to do this correctly with OEM parts so that I don't have to resort to using this "add a circuit" kit. I want to avoid using it since I'd have wires coming out of the front of the fuse panel and it doesn't look OEM.

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Old Sat, Jan-21-2012, 05:02:41 PM   #4
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I'd like to verify with you guys which part to plug into the empty slots so I can add a new circuit. I found this on realoem - is this correct? Fuse carrier p/n 12521740555:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...=61&fg=15&hl=5

I'm hoping it's as easy as plugging one of these carriers into the fuse rail and then connecting the wire and installing a new fuse. I didn't find any DIYs for this using the search button although I did see this post, which prompted me to look for the part:
Just FYI, that fuse carrier goes by the DME, I have a picture of it here:
http://www.chitownm.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4284
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Just FYI, that fuse carrier goes by the DME, I have a picture of it here:
http://www.chitownm.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4284
Thanks for the info! Now I know that's definitely NOT the part I need. Do you know what the part # is for the connector that plugs into the back of the fuse panel?

Here's an example of what the 'add a circuit' looks like, based on an installation in an e93 - not very clean:
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Default Re: Need DIY, how to add new circuit to fuse panel and retain OEM look/functionality

I think you want to get a leaf spring contact to plug into the back of fuse box.


Here is an example: link

Part diagram: here

I believe the example uses #2 (1.0mm)
Part number: 61 13 0 007 439
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@Cazz - thanks, that's what I needed!
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