BMW X5 E53 went into production in 1999. This car was produced in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. We will present BMW E53 relay and fuse box diagrams with a description of the purpose and their location.
The purpose of the fuses and relays may differ from that shown. Check the actual assignment of the elements in the boxes with your diagrams in the specifications (brochures).
In the passenger compartment, the main fuse and relay box are located in the glove compartment (glove box) behind the protective cover. To access it, you need to open the glove compartment.
Next, squeeze out 2 clips securing the rear plastic cover (left and right).
A box like this will appear, where all the fuses are located in 2 rows. The third horizontal row is spare parts.
Fuse tweezers and a designation brochure are usually attached to the cover.
|1||5A Data bus connector, instrument cluster|
|2||5A Lighting control unit|
|3||5A Heating / air conditioning system (02/01)|
|4||5A Ignition coil relay|
|5||7.5A Alternator, Engine Oil Level Sensor, Fuse / Relay Box Cooling Fan Motor|
|6||5A Interior rearview mirror, parking system control unit (02/04), tire pressure monitoring system control unit|
|7||5A Ignition coil relay|
|8||5A Illumination of a combination of devices|
|9||5A SRS system, brake light switch (brake pedal position sensor), lighting control unit|
|10||15A Sound signal|
|12||5A Illumination of the instrument cluster, steering wheel position sensor|
|13||5A Anti-theft system, interior rearview mirror|
|14||5A Multi-function control unit 1|
|15||5A Tire pressure monitoring system control unit (02/04)|
|16||5A Ignition lock|
|17||5A interior lighting control unit|
|20||30A Control unit for electrical equipment of the driver’s door|
|21||30A Electric seat|
|24||30A Control unit for electrical equipment of the passenger door|
|25||25A Charging connector, cigarette lighter|
|26||30A Relay for main ignition circuits|
|27||20A Multi-function control unit 1|
|28||30A Headlight washers|
|31||5A Engine management|
|32||5A Main circuit relay, multi-function control unit 2|
|33||5A Cigarette lighter fuse|
|34||7,5А Heated rear window, heater / air conditioner|
|36||5A Charging connector|
|37||5A Multi-function control unit 2|
|39||5A Limit switch (position sensor) of the clutch pedal, immobilizer|
|40||30A Windshield wiper|
|41||5A Rear window wiper / washer, multifunction control unit 1|
|42||5A Interior lamps|
|43||5A Instrument cluster|
|44||5A SRS system, electric seat|
|45||5A Instrument cluster|
|46||7.5A Transfer case control unit|
|47||25A Fuel pump relay|
|48||7.5A Heater / air conditioner|
|51||10A Anti lock brake system (ABS), engine management system|
|52||15A Diagnostic connector (DLC) (^> 09/00)|
|53||25A Multi-function control unit 2|
|54||15A Electronic gearbox control unit|
|55||30A Anti lock brake system (ABS)|
|57||15A Control unit under weight|
|59||20A Additional heater|
|60||30A Multi-function control unit 1|
|61||50A Cooling fan motor|
|62||50A Outlet air pump relay|
|63||50A Anti Lock Brake System (ABS)|
|64||50A Heater / air conditioner|
2 fuses 33 and 25 are responsible for the cigarette lighter. Be careful.
Full box photo
As you can see from the photo, relays and additional fuses are located on top of this unit. Here’s a general outline.
|1||Booster Fuel Pump Relay – Diesel|
|3||interior lighting control unit|
|F104||(10A) Glow plugs|
|F105||(80A) Immobilizer, ignition lock – 4.4 / 4.6 (02/02)|
|F106||(50A) Ignition switch, lighting control module|
|F107||(50A) Lighting control unit|
To access them, grasp the door handle on the right side panel from above and pull it down. There will also be a specification for the BMW X5 E53 with an indication of the rated current and protected consumers.
|1||Rear seat heater relay|
|2||Heated rear window relay|
|3||Audio system relay|
|4||Tailgate / tailgate opener drive relay – lower|
|5||Power seat relay (rear)|
|6||Tailgate / Tailgate Opening Actuator Relay – Upper|
|F72||30A Audio system, navigation system|
|F73||7.5A Ignition coil relay|
|F75||5A Audio system, navigation system|
|F77||30A Electric rear seats|
|F78||20A Trailer electrical connector|
|F79||7.5A Suspension control unit|
|F80||20A Ignition coil relay|
|F81||20A Rear window wiper / washer|
|F83||20A Charging connector – rear|
|F84||7,5A Trunk lid / rear door lock|
|F85||30A Heated rear window|
|F86||5A Additional heater|
|F87||30A Compressor active suspension system|
A single arrangement of the relay is also possible, for example the relay of the compressor pump and the compressor of the air suspension pump.
Box near the battery
Another high power fuse box can be attached to the positive terminal of the battery.
|FL1||200A Fuse box # 2 in the engine compartment, fuses 10 – 28, 40, 46 – 50, 52 – 64, 104 – 107, Reverse polarity relay|
|FL2||80A Fuse box # 1 in the luggage compartment, fuses 72 – 75|
|FL3||80A Fuse box No. 1 in the luggage compartment, fuses 77 – 81|
|FL4||50A Trailer control unit or 40A Transfer case control unit|
|FL5||50A Compressor, Air suspension|
|FL6||100A Relay DDE|
|FL7||80A Fuse box No. 1 in the luggage compartment, fuses 83-87|
|FL8||50A Trailer control unit|
Engine compartment fuse box
Located under the hood, on the right side, in the mounting box, behind the protective cover
The individual relay elements are located in the mounting box, under the hood (horn relay, glow plugs, fuel pump relay, headlight washer relay, etc.). There may and may be fuses, depending on the equipment.
How to change a cigarette lighter fuse
Here is an example of how to properly change the cigarette lighter fuse on a BMW X5 E53.
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