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Old 07-23-2013, 04:48 PM   #1
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What Fuse would be Guilty on a 2004 330CI convertible?

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Old 07-23-2013, 06:07 PM   #2
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The blown one.

Dash lamps and tail lights share a fuse, but the turn signals are different. The common thread between the turn signals and the dash lights is the turn signal switch, also called the Combo Switch because it does a combination of things.
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The fuses live in the roof of the glove compartment. Open the glove box and there are two white fasteners that you release (turn) to drop the fuse panel. There is a card inside to tell you which fuse is where, and what rating it is.
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:32 PM   #4
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That's ok that you are taking the time to explain. LOL I pulled the Fuse Card and I don't see turn signals or dash lights or Combo Switch, I ? a fuse called Adaptive light Control
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That's ok for the Guide LOL. I don't see Combo, turn signal or anything suggesting Dash lights on the Card. Do you know what the Adaptive light control is and or maybe it is one of the instrument cluster fuses.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:15 PM   #6
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The light control module controls the turn signals and the dash lights. It is powered by four fuses Fuse 9 and 32 which are both 5A and Fuse 106 and 107 which are 50 Amps. The two big fuses are located on the back of the fusebox and are the two on the far right. If any of the fuses where out I would expect a lot more things would not be working than just the turn signals and dash lights.

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Old 07-24-2013, 12:07 PM   #7
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Fuse 9 and 32 were fine, and Fuse 106 and 107 which are 50 Amps. The two big fuses are located on the back of the fusebox (How do I get to the back of the fusebox?) If when looking at the fuses as your pull them down in your glove box I have 3- 50 amp fuses and they are all fine.
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Push the fuse box down harder. It should rotate more and reveal the fuses on the back.


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When Pushing the fuse box down harder. It does not rotate more But I can see all the wires leading into the back. But no fuses
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OP, it undoubtedly is not a large fuse behind the glove box...just because, honestly, I can't recall of ever having read of one of those failing.

Also, it could be two separate things. The cluster is easily removed to check the connection in back, and since the turn signal wires would be back there somewhere too (since you see the turn signal 'signal' on the dash), it could be just the cluster connections. If you or PO did anything silly like sharpie your needles, that's actually pretty likely that the connection is just loose.

2 screws and cluster is off...iirc.
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When Pushing the fuse box down harder. It does not rotate more But I can see all the wires leading into the back. But no fuses
Oh come on! It's right there behind the normal fuses. Do I really have to mention that there is little a cover on top to protect it. The fuse assembly isn't that big so I didn't think you would have a problem.
Here I just went out to my car and took a picture for you.

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Is your cruise working? Is you AC working?
If not, check the K BUS connector for water damage in the trunk.....
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Fuse 106 and 107

So based on that image where does it say Fuse 106 and 107? Which was outlined early on this post. And so what cover? and to remove the cover is their something to release it that would expose the fuses?

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If you haven't checked your cluster connections first, I'd do that. As I said, those fuses behind the fuse panel almost never blow...but the cluster connection gets loose not infrequently...just playing the odds.

But, to get to those fuses hiding behind the fuse panel, you unclip the fuse panel by lifting up in both corners. Mine was stuck on one side...and that's pretty common it seems...so the easy way of getting to those large fuses and relays is to remove the glovebox. You undo screws all around...under the trim panel on top, underneath, and on the side by the 'rope hinges.' Remove the connectors and it's out.

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So based on that image where does it say Fuse 106 and 107? Which was outlined early on this post. And so what cover? and to remove the cover is their something to release it that would expose the fuses?
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The light control module controls the turn signals and the dash lights. It is powered by four fuses Fuse 9 and 32 which are both 5A and Fuse 106 and 107 which are 50 Amps. The two big fuses are located on the back of the fusebox and are the two on the far right. If any of the fuses where out I would expect a lot more things would not be working than just the turn signals and dash lights.
It doesn't say fuse 106 or 107, that's why I said how to identify them in my earlier post. You will see the cover, it's right there behind the regular fuses. It snaps off. No tools required.

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