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BMW Fuse Box, Fuse Tool, Spare Fuse – E46 3-Series, E83 X3

October 24, 2012

This answer is applicable for many BMWs in addition to the one listed below.

car year: 2001
car model: 325i
I can get the fuse box to drop down, but in the owners manual is says there are spare fuses and a tweezers on top. Since that is all the information they give, if someone can’t tell me how to get the fuse box in a position where I can get to it, I will need to take it to someone that knows how to get to it. How far is the box supposed to drop down, and am I supposed to pull it down to a position where I can get to it?

Once the left and right locks are released, the fuse box should drop down so that all of the fuses are accessible (two complete rows).  The fuse puller tool is mounted in a bracket in the middle of the fuse box.  The spare fuses are the ones that run horizontally between the upper and lower rows of vertical fuses. In the image below, the tool is mounted in the middle of the lower row of fuses and you can see the middle horizontal row of spare fuses, as well as the large spare 50amp fuse at the upper left.

Click HERE for fuse removal tool

Click below for fuses:

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