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Old 08-01-2013, 02:59 PM   #1
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bmw flashlight power adapter thing.. wire your own?

So i'm looking for one of those glove box lighter power adapter things but i found this, someone has made their own from a dissected bmw flashlight.

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http://www.bmw-driver.net/forum/show...97&postcount=2


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Old 08-01-2013, 03:26 PM   #2
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looks fine to me but i don't see the point. just get one of these:

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Old 08-01-2013, 03:31 PM   #3
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well that wont tuck away, i'd have to leave my ashtray open. If i did the glove box thing, i can keep everything contained in there.
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:34 PM   #4
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well that wont tuck away, i'd have to leave my ashtray open. If i did the glove box thing, i can keep everything contained in there.
you don't need to leave your ashtray open. this fits flush. it's actually much lower than the cigarette lighter.
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people are selling them for $225 on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-BMW-AUXI...-/130957140444
I bought mine for $8 from BMW back in the day.
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people are selling them for $225 on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-BMW-AUXI...-/130957140444
I bought mine for $8 from BMW back in the day.
yeah i offered that dude $15 and a punch in the face.
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So i'm looking for one of those glove box lighter power adapter things but i found this, someone has made their own from a dissected bmw flashlight.

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http://www.bmw-driver.net/forum/show...97&postcount=2
I would do this.
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you don't need to leave your ashtray open. this fits flush. it's actually much lower than the cigarette lighter.
flush with a usb device plugged into it?
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people are selling them for $225 on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-BMW-AUXI...-/130957140444
I bought mine for $8 from BMW back in the day.
That's crazy. I got mine in the last year or two. I think it was like $15. Great investment.
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flush with a usb device plugged into it?
are you using USB or cigarette adapter? If you're concerned about stealth, it might look funny having a wiring coming out of your glove box.
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tsk tsk. should have bought yours while it was still available. I did.

EDIT: you can probably still get this somewhere besides ECS. The BMW part number is 82110004073.

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/Site...4073/ES194567/

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are you using USB or cigarette adapter? If you're concerned about stealth, it might look funny having a wiring coming out of your glove box.
Is be using the USB. The way I plan to use this is to have everything in the glove box. Nothing hanging out.

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tsk tsk. should have bought yours while it was still available. I did.

EDIT: you can probably still get this somewhere besides ECS. The BMW part number is 82110004073.

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/Site...4073/ES194567/

I've looked all day. They are nowhere to be found, even at local dealer

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just make your own OP it doesn't look too hard.
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just make your own OP it doesn't look too hard.
Thinking I might have to. Just worried about fuses and stuff. I'm no electrical expert.

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personally I would "tap" the flashlight charge wires and install 2x 12v sockets at the back of the glove box. there is a sh!t ton of room behind the glovebox.
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Thinking I might have to. Just worried about fuses and stuff. I'm no electrical expert.

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add this inline then
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I dunno. if the OE offered BMW charger plugs right in without any other modification, I don't see why one you make yourself wouldn't be fine (providing the BMW one doesn't have some sort of internal fuse)
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tsk tsk. should have bought yours while it was still available. I did.

EDIT: you can probably still get this somewhere besides ECS. The BMW part number is 82110004073.

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/Site...4073/ES194567/

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I've looked all day. They are nowhere to be found, even at local dealer
I put the part # in furiousmethod.com and it shows 3 places that still have them: BMWpartsstore.com, bmwmercedesparts.com, and getbmwparts.com with prices from $7.13 to $7.60 before shipping. Guess you better grab them before they're gone.

(And I recommend furiousmethod.com as a good place to automatically check multiple sites. If I'm not mistaken, I believe it was a member here that came up with it.)
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I put the part # in furiousmethod.com and it shows 3 places that still have them: BMWpartsstore.com, bmwmercedesparts.com, and getbmwparts.com with prices from $7.13 to $7.60 before shipping. Guess you better grab them before they're gone.

(And I recommend furiousmethod.com as a good place to automatically check multiple sites. If I'm not mistaken, I believe it was a member here that came up with it.)
Yeah emailed all of them. None of them have those in stock and they can't be ordered because they're discontinued.

Thanks for looking around though

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