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#1 (permalink) Old 04-26-2005, 11:31 AM
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Now, why is it that not all the Fuses are install in the FUSE BOX in the Trunk? Is there any Reason for that? And why the heck is that the FUSE description on the Open cover so different than what's actually the FUSES is plugged into?

I don't have a Book to tell me so maybe some of you more BMW 5 Series pro's can help me out here..haha. Thanks!
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Originally posted by diehard_vue@Apr 26 2005, 11:31 AM
Now, why is it that not all the Fuses are install in the FUSE BOX in the Trunk? Is there any Reason for that? And why the heck is that the FUSE description on the Open cover so different than what's actually the FUSES is plugged into?

I don't have a Book to tell me so maybe some of you more BMW 5 Series pro's can help me out here..haha. Thanks!
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Good question; and most car manufacturers tend to produce UNIVERSAL parts/components which can be installed in a variety of setting/different applications etc..this is done to achieve mass productions...in short money saving technique....for example think in terms of headlight switches how many Ford/GM models share the same switch/knobs/heat controls etc...same brake/gas pedals etc .....

Well your fuse box in the trunk is NO exception where you'll see EMPTY slots/no connections to it....this accomplishes too things:
1. when and if a particular component is added (as an option) the box is ready for it ..plug and play more or less...if this makes no sense to you then
2. You car may/may not have that particular option but the fuse box (being universal/one size fits all) is there to accomodate for Navigation system/ distance park control/rear washer and what have you.......

In short they don't like to make a special fuse box for every car and/or every option out there......I hope this answers some of your questions

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Thanks!

I'll do some more homework.
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as a response to the multiple fuse box locations...

Its all about space and how close it is to the actual component. Some components need to be fused as close to the battery as possible, some components at the rear of the car would be easier to access from the trunk, and as such, the fuse box for those is located there.

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