BMW Coupes and Sedans 1970-1988 Repair Guide

Fuses

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See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

The fuse box is located under the hood on the right or left fender well, except on the 3.0 series. On the 3.0 Series it is behind the left glove box door.

The transparent cover lists options served by each circuit, except on the 1600, 2000 and 2002

Series, which are simply coded. Codes are explained in the chart.

Some of the newer model have a solid cover that lists the fuses and their respective circuits on the inside. A removal tool is also inside the cover.



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Fig. Fig. 1: The 2002 fuse box and cover are in the engine compartment. Notice that the fuses are ceramic



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Fig. Fig. 2: The 3 Series fuse box and cover



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Fig. Fig. 3: To remove a fuse, simply pull it out. Always replace a fuse with one of the same amperage rating



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Fig. Fig. 4: Some models have additional fuses attached to the side of the main fuse box



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Fig. Fig. 5: To remove a ceramic fuse, lift one end up, unclipping the fuse from the contact points

 
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