BMW X5 F15 (2013 – 2018) fuse and relay

The third generation of the popular BMW X5 F15 was introduced in 2013. This series was produced in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and to the present. The general structure of the location of fuses, relays and other electrical circuits is largely the same as the previous e70 model. But the F15 also added new elements. In this material, we present general information about the Bmw X5 F15 relay and fuse boxes with a description of the locations and box diagrams.

BMW X5 f15 photo

The purpose of the fuses and relays may differ from the one shown and depends on the year of manufacture, the level of equipment and the region of delivery of your car.

Passenger compartment

Main fuse box

It is located in the front passenger’s leg area under the glove compartment. To access, unscrew the fastening elements of the cover.

photo of the block under the glove compartment bmw x5 f15
photo of the box under the glove compartment bmw x5 f15




195A Remote control receiver
205A Ceiling console
215A Preheating control unit
227.5A Driver’s door switch box, outside rear view mirror on the front passenger’s side
2310A Engine management system (DME)
2410A Electronic transmission control system
255A Touchbox, controller (joystick)
265A Retractable instrument panel speaker, rear left/right heated seat switch
2710A Driver /passenger seat lumbar support valve block, driver/ passenger side seat adjustment switch block
285A Rain /light /sun sensor, overhead console, vanity mirror lighting
2915A Additional coolant pump
3010A Charge air cooler coolant pump
315A Electric fan open relay
325A Transfer case
335A N63, S63: Turbocharger coolant pump
5A N20: Electric air conditioner compressor, additional electric heater
345A Integrated Chassis Management (ICM)
355A Electrochromic rear view mirror
3620A Socket in the armrest
3720A Cigarette lighter
3820A Ceiling console (terminal 30 power supply)
3915A Left headlight
4110A S63: Charge air cooler coolant pump
10A N20: Refrigerant shut-off valve in the vehicle interior, electrical machine control (EME)
425A Electronic Damper Control, Electrochromic Rear View Mirror
435A Directional illumination left/right
447.5A Camera based driver assistance systems (KAFAS), active steering system
455A Active Cruise Control (ACC), Automatic Outside Air Contamination Control (AUC) sensors
465A Radiator shutter drive
5A B47, N47, N57: Engine ventilation system heating, radiator shutter drive
475A Night vision electronics (NVE), vehicle sound generator (VSG)
4810A Switching center in the steering column
495A Steering angle sensor
5A N57D30T1: Coolant reservoir shut-off valve, steering angle sensor
505A Instrument cluster
527.5A Instrument cluster
535A Glove box lighting, instrument panel trim strip lighting (driver /passenger side), instrument panel trim strip lighting on driver’s side, driver/ passenger footwell lighting
5410A Gear Select Switch (GWS)
555A Servotronic (SVT), electromechanical power steering (EPS)
565A Vertical Dynamics Management (VDM)
5720A Left headlight
5830A Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
5940A Active steering system
6040A Heater
6120A Electronic Damper Control
6230A -06.2016: Vertical Dynamics Management (VDM)
20A 07.2016+: Vertical Dynamics Management (VDM)
6330A Transfer box (VTG)
6430A Front passenger seat heating module
6530A Driver seat heating module
6620A Auxiliary /additional heater
6730A Driver’s side seat adjustment switch block (without seat module (SMFA)), driver’s seat module (SMFA)
6830A Passenger side seat adjustment switch block (without seat module (SMBF)), front passenger seat module (SMBF)
6920A Electronic transmission control system (EGS)
7020A Power steering column adjustment

Fuses number 36 and 37 are responsible for the operation of the cigarette lighters.

Electronic control unit

This element is attached to the A-pillar near the passenger’s feet and is covered by the interior trim.

In this video you can see how to get to this module using the example of a right-hand BMW X5 F15.

electronic control unit bmw x5 f15

The fuse group is in the center.


fuses bmw x5 f15 ecu


  1. 30A Front passenger window drive
  2. 30A Rear power window drive on the driver’s side
  3. 20A Front passenger door lock
  4. 30A Power window drive driver
  5. 30A Heated rear window
  6. 30A Rear power window drive from the passenger
  7. 20A Driver’s door lock
  8. 5A Switching center in the steering column, light switch unit, driver assistance system control unit with hazard warning light switch
  9. 7.5A Left headlight
  10. 7.5A Diagnostic connector, heating and air conditioning system, dynamic stability control (DSC)
  11. 5A Telematic communication unit, electronic units of door handles
  12. 15A Horn (high/low tone)

A little lower can be located the protection and control unit – Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)

location 3

Luggage compartment

Main fuse box

The main fuse box is located on the right side under the trunk lining.


Photo example

photo of the block in the trunk x5


Diagram of fuse box bmw x5 f15


1005A Parking brake button
10115A Right headlight
1025A High voltage battery pack
1035A Siren with tilt alarm
1045A Parking brake control unit, Natural Vacuum Leak Detection (NVLD)
10530A Electric reversible seat belt retractor right
10630A Torque distribution between rear axle wheels
10740A Automatic tailgate lift (→07.2016), tailgate function module (08.2016→)
11040A Air suspension compressor relay
11220A Hybrid pressure tank electronics
11330A Trailer electrical connection module
11430A Trailer electrical connection module
11520A Right headlight
11630A Parking brake control unit
11730A Electric reversible seat belt retractor left
1185A Video switcher (VSW)
1205A Power control unit
5A N20: Charging box for additional battery
12120A Head Unit
12230A Audio amplifier
1245A Video module
12610A Rear door closer drive (passenger side)
1275A DVD changer
1285A Wireless charging slot, antenna booster (wireless charging), base board
12915A Active Sound Design (ASD)
1305A Automatic tailgate lift
1315A Luggage compartment lighting, trunk button on rear lid from inside, noise filter
1325A Rear axle torque distribution, electronic ride height control
1335A Rear climate control
13410A Rear door closer drive (driver’s side)
1355A gas generator emergency shutdown terminals
13920A Trailer socket
14020A Trunk lid lock
14310A Refrigerator relay
14415A Control unit for selective catalytic reduction (SCR – Selective Catalytic Reduction)
1455A Parking aid, information system fan
14615A Silencer electric shutter (#1, #2)
14715A Control unit for selective catalytic reduction (SCR – Selective Catalytic Reduction)
1485A Lane change warning (SWW)
1497.5A Right headlight
1505A -06.2016: Contactless trunk release electronic return unit, electronic comfort charge (hybrid)
7.5A 07.2016+: Contactless tailgate system return electronic unit, comfort electronic charge (hybrid), tailgate function module
1515A USB-HUB (USB connector #1/#2, AUX-In connector)
1525A Electric reversible seat belt retractor left/right
15315A Control unit for selective catalytic reduction (SCR – Selective Catalytic Reduction)
1545A Surround View Camera (TRSVC), rear view camera
15510A Front passenger’s door closer drive
15610A Driver’s door closer drive
15810A Rear audio system
1595A Audio amplifier, information system fan
16020A Rear heater
16220A Second row sockets, luggage compartment socket
16330A Trailer electrical connection module
16430A Heated rear right seat
16520A Fuel pump control unit (EKPS)
16630A Heated rear left seat
16730A Driver’s door closer actuator, front passenger’s door closer actuator

Check the information with your diagram on the paper brochure placed near the block.

Table with general designation of fuses


It’s not difficult to figure it out. For example, fuse 13 is responsible for the sound signal, for the phone – 25, 128, for heated rear window – 5, heated seats – 26, 65, 64, 164, 166 and so on.

The fuses 36, 37, 143, 162 are responsible for the cigarette lighter. See the diagrams for their location.

air suspension relay
air suspension relay

Relay elements are located next to the box. For example, air suspension and refrigerator relays (if equipped in a car).

Battery fuses

High power fuses are built into the battery cover to protect all circuits.



Diagram 3


50050A Central body control unit – Body Domain Controller (BDC)
501125A Fuse box in the luggage compartment
502150A Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
503125A N63, S63, N20: Built-in power module
125A D47, N47, N57: Main engine management relay (DDE)
504125A Central control unit for body electronics – Body Domain Controller (BDC)
50550A Audio amplifier
50660A N55, N63, S53, B47, N47, N57: Power Control Unit (PCU)
60A N20: Charging box for additional battery
50740A Additional electric heater – rear right
50840A 3rd row auxiliary heating control unit
50940A Central body control unit – Body Domain Controller (BDC)
51040A Additional electric heater – rear left

Additional fuse box

This block can be installed on the left side of the luggage compartment, it is also closed by the interior lining.

location 2

  • 511 – 100A Additional fuses in the luggage compartment
  • 512 – 100A Additional fuses in the luggage compartment


Diagram 4


20110A Additional control unit (SEC) power supply
2027.5A Additional control box
2035A Additional control unit (SEC) power supply
2045A Additional control unit (SEC) power supply
2055A Additional switching center
2065A Auxiliary audio module (simplex intercom, flashing beacons, pre-chamber speaker)
20720A Additional audio module
2085A Auxiliary audio module (simplex intercom, flashing beacons, pre-chamber speaker)
2095A Additional audio module
2105A Additional control unit (SEC) power supply
21120A Heated windshield
21220A Heated windshield
21315A Heated left/right front side window
2145A Additional control box
2155A Additional control box
2165A Additional control box
2175A Auxiliary audio module (simplex intercom, flashing beacons, pre-chamber speaker)
2185A Additional control box
2195A Additional audio module
2205A Additional control box


Diagram 5


30110A Additional control box
3025A Additional switching center
3035A Auxiliary audio module (simplex intercom, flashing beacons, pre-chamber speaker)
3045A Additional control unit (SEC) power supply
31130A Power window
31230A Power window
31330A Power window
31430A Power window
6155A Electronic machine control (EME)

Engine compartment

Fuse and relay box

On the right, in the assembly compartment, there is another box with fuses and relays.

DDE engine relay K6 and box diagram

block under the hood


120A Camshaft Position Sensor, Quantity Control Valve, Rail Pressure Control Valve, Turbine Control Gate Pressure Converter, Low Pressure Compressor Bypass Valve Changeover Valve (Except USA), EGR Auxiliary Cooler Bypass Changeover Valve (USA), Regulator boost pressure (power class “T”), boost pressure regulator – high pressure stage (variable turbocharger geometry (power class “S”)), boost pressure regulator No. 2 – high pressure stage (variable turbocharger geometry (N57D30S1))
220A Lambda probe upstream of catalytic converter, hot film air mass meter, engine mount stiffness control valve, lambda probe downstream of catalytic converter, oil condition sensor, EGR cooler bypass flap changeover valve, high pressure compressor sequence changeover valve #2, pressure transducer for overflow valve
330A Diesel engine management system (DDE)
410A Nitrogen oxide sensor before SCR catalytic converter, EGR coolant pump (→04.2014), EGR low temperature cooling changeover valve, diesel particle sensor
510A Pressure converter for bypass valve, turbine control flap changeover valve, coolant pump relay

Fuse box

Unattended fuse blocks can be installed separately.

location 4


400125A Electric fan open relay
401125A Electromechanical power steering (EPS)
402100A Additional electric heater
40350A Fuel filter heater

and fuses and protection relays for the Engine Management System (DME) (fuel injection system).


Anything to add? We will be glad to receive your comments.

Comments 2

  • I need to tap of 12VDC 30Amp for an equipment rack in the trunk of the vehicle, Where is the best place to tap this power and only when the vehicle is started on in ACC mode on ignition?

  • Any info on the power distribution module under the cabin filter in the hood? I know the fuses are non serviceable but would like to know their appointment including the relays

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