BMW X6 E71 E72 (2008 – 2014) fuse and relay

BMW X6 E71 E72 crossover combined the best features of BMW SUVs (all-wheel drive, high ground clearance, large wheels, high-torque engine) and a coupe (a strong roof slope at the rear of the car). This series was produced in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. After that, the car received a restyling and is produced to this day under the body marking F16. Our publication provides detailed information about the BMW X6 e71 / 72 fuse boxes and relays with their description of the purpose, fuse box diagrams and photo examples of execution. We will also highlight the fuses responsible for the cigarette lighter.

BMW X6 E71

Passenger compartment

Fuse box is located on the right side, at the feet of the front passenger. For access, we go down under the glove compartment and unscrew the three screws.

Access to the unit in the cabin of the BMW x70

We remove the released cover. Raise our head and in the space that appears on top we find a green screw on the right side.

Accessing the block step 2

Unscrewing it – the fuse box will fall to the floor (go down).

 photo of the fuse box in the interior of the BMW E70
photo of the fuse box in the passenger compartment

It will look something like this.

Block in the cabin

photo of the block with fuses in the cabin x6
photo of the box with fuses in the cabin x6 e71




120A Steering column adjustment motor, heating and air conditioning
210A Glove box lock, glove box lighting (10.2009→)
37.5A Anti-theft siren, tilt sensor
410A except N55: Engine control unit (DME)
10A N55: Built-in power module
10A ActiveHybrid: Engine control unit (DME)
510A Ceiling console
610A iDrive joystick, DVD changer, CD changer, video switch
75A Active Cruise Control, Longitudinal Dynamics Control, Tire Pressure Control (RDC)
87.5A Vertical dynamics management system (damper satellite front left/right)
915A Horn relay (horn left/right)
105A Parking brake, vehicle access system
1120A Auxiliary/additional heater
1210A Switching center in the steering column
1315A Transmission control system
1410A Dynamic Drive Active Suspension System
1510A Gear selector
1610A Driver’s door switch box, driver’s outside mirror, front passenger’s outside mirror
175A Central information display, heating and air conditioning system (without power steering column), active video signal switch (Japan)
187.5A Upper display, electronics box fan, fuel tank vent valve (→09.2011), fuel tank vent shut-off valve (→09.2011)
195A Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), overhead console (without sunroof)
2010A Integrated Chassis Management (ICM), Servotronic (without ICM)
2130A Heated rear window
225A Left headlight
2340A Footwell module
2440A Active steering system
255A Right headlight
2630A →08.2008: Headlight washer pump
15A 08.2008→: Headlight washer pump
2715A →03.2010: Central locking
20A 04.2010→: Central locking
2815A Central locking
2940A Rear left power window
3030A Central locking
3140A Rear right power window
3240A Air suspension compressor
3330A Footwell module
3430A Footwell module
3530A N63, S63, ActiveHybrid: Lambda probes
3630A N63, ActiveHybrid: VANOS solenoid valve #2 – intake side, VANOS solenoid valve #2 – exhaust side, crankshaft sensor, charge air recirculation valve, recirculation valve #2, hot air mass meter (#1, #2)
3830A N57: Load relay SCR
3940A Vehicle access system
4030A Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
417.5A N63, S63, ActiveHybrid: Charge air cooler #2 coolant pump, radiator shutter drive
7.5A N54: Teroanemometric secondary air mass meter, radiator shutter drive
4230A N63, S63, ActiveHybrid: Engine control module (DME), intercooler coolant pump, quantity control valve, wastegate pressure converter (#1, #2)
30A N54: Engine control unit (DME), tank vent valve, crankshaft sensor, quantity control valve, lambda probes (before catalytic converter)
4330A N63, S63, ActiveHybrid: Intake camshaft position sensor (#1, #2), exhaust camshaft position sensor (#1, #2), oil condition sensor, fuel tank vent valve, programmable thermostat, intercooler coolant pump
30A N54: Lambda probes (after catalytic converter), oil condition sensor
4430A Front wiper
Non-replaceable fuses
4560A Engine cooling fan motor open relay (fan motor)
4640A Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
4740A N57, M57US: Fuel heating system
4840A Heater (fan output stage)
49 –
R1Windshield wiper motor relay
R2Air suspension compressor relay
R3Rear window wiper relay

Petrol engines:

N54B30 – 3.0L (xDrive35i)
N55B30 – 3.0l. (xDrive35i)
N63B44 – 4.4l. (xDrive50i, ActiveHybrid X6)
S63B44 – 4.4L (X6M)

Diesel engines:

M57D30TÜ2 – 3.0l. (xDrive30d, xDrive35d)
N57D30OL – 3.0l. (xDrive30d)
N57D30TOP – 3.0l. (xDrive40d)
N57S – 3.0l. (X6 M50d)

Luggage compartment

Fuse and relay box

Located on the right-hand side under the casing.

location of fuses in x6

There should also be a brochure with an up-to-date description of the fuses for your vehicle. It is marked with a red arrow in the picture.

 photo of the fuse box in the trunk of a bmw x6 e71
fuse box in the trunk bmw x6 e71

Check the purpose of the elements with your information in the brochure.

Example of a fuse description table

fuse description table

Dealing with her is easy. For example, fuses 110 and 136 are responsible for the phone, 16 for adjusting the side mirrors, 10, 39 for starting and stopping, etc.


Diagram 2


9130A Rear right auxiliary electric heater
9225A →03.2011: Transfer box control unit
30A 04.2011→: Transfer case control unit
9330A Lateral torque distribution to the rear axle (QMVH)
9430A Parking brake control unit
9530A Rear left electric auxiliary heater
9640A Footwell module
9720A →09.2008: Fuel Pump Relay (Without EC Fuel Pump), Fuel Pump Control (EKPS) (With EC Fuel Pump)
9815A Rear fan motor
9940A 03.2007→: Tailgate lift
10020A Rear left seat heating module, terminal 15 of the energy saving relay (without air conditioning in the rear)
10130A Driver seat module, driver seat adjustment switch, driver lumbar support switch
10230A Passenger seat module, passenger seat adjustment switch, passenger lumbar support switch
10330A →09.2009: Audio amplifier
40A 10.2009→: Audio amplifier
10425A Power hitch
10520A 10.2008→: Fuel Pump Relay (Without EC Fuel Pump), Fuel Pump Control (EKPS) (With EC Fuel Pump)
1067.5A Vertical dynamics control (rear left/right satellites)
10710A Electronic ride height control, rear display (→03.2012), tire pressure monitoring – RDC (04.2012→)
1085A Rear view camera, rear seat entertainment system, headset jack, headset module
10910A →03.2012: Satellite receiver (→03.2011), Digital tuner (USA) (→09.2009), Tire pressure monitoring system – RDC (04.2010→)
15A 04.2012→: Active Sound Design (ASD)
1107.5A → 02.2009: Luggage compartment lighting, Noise filter, High interface box (ULF-SBX-H), Telematics (TCU), Interface box (ULF-SBX), Phone extraction box, USB hub
5A 03.2009→: Luggage compartment lighting, Noise filter, High interface box (ULF-SBX-H), Combox Media, Interface box (ULF-SBX), Phone extractor, USB hub
11120A Cigarette lighter front, rear center console charging port
1125A Driver seat heating module, Passenger seat heating module, Terminal 15 energy saving relay, Rear left seat heating module, Rear right seat heating module
11320A Charging socket in luggage compartment, 12V socket in center console
1145A Roof Control Center, Parking Assist (PDC), Around View Camera, Camera Based Driver Assistance Systems
11520A Rear cigarette lighter, rear socket
11620A Trailer socket
11720A Roof function control center (sunroof)
11910A →09.2009: Video module
5A 10.2009→: Video module
1205A Vertical dynamics control
1215A tailgate lift
1225A Fuel Tank Leak Diagnosis Module
1235A Transverse torque distribution to the rear axle (QMVH)
1245A Junction box electronics (JBE)
1255A Transfer box control unit
1265A Rear air conditioning control unit
1275A Electric fan shutdown relay
1285A Exhaust valve
1295A Parking brake control unit, antenna diversity
13015A S63, N63, ActiveHybrid: No. 2 aftercooler coolant pump, intercooler coolant pump (N63; 10.2008→)
15A N57: Coolant pump for charge air cooler
1315A →09.2009: Instrument Cluster, OBD II Diagnostic Connector
5A 10.2009-03.2012: Active Sound Design (ASD)
1327.5A Active Sound Design Sound Amplifier – ASD (10.2009→), Comfort Access Control Unit, Passenger Side Exterior Door Handle Electronic Module, Rear Left Door Electronic Exterior Handle Module, Rear Right Electronic Exterior Door Handle Module
1335A ActiveHybrid: Interface box
1345A Steering column switch center, OBD II diagnostic socket (10.2009→), instrument cluster (10.2009→)
13520A Trunk lid/rear door with automatic closing
1365A Telematics (TCU), phone extraction box
5A Combox Media
1375A Navigation system
13810A Power hitch
13920A Rear right seat heating module
14020A Driver seat heating module
14120A Passenger seat heating module
14220A →09.2009: CCC/M-ASK or CHAMP
20A 10.2009→: Car Information Computer (CIC)
14325A →03.2010: Trailer module
20A 04.2010→: Trailer module
14425A →03.2010: Trailer module
20A 04.2010→: Trailer module
14510A Automatic driver’s door closer
14610A Passenger’s door closer
14710A Rear left hand drive with automatic closing
14810A Rear right drive with automatic closer
1497.5A Driver seat adjustment switch
1507.5A Passenger seat adjustment switch
R1Terminal 15
R2Bistable relay
R3Terminal 30G

Fuses 111 and 115 for 20A are responsible for the operation of the cigarette lighters in the car

Some additional relays are installed next to the block. K9 – Unloading relay 15 contacts, Fuel pump relay – K6301.

unloading relay x6

Fuses on the battery cover

In the cover on the battery there is a group of fuses – the battery power distributor.

photo of the fuse box on the battery


Diagram 3


171100A →02.2007: Engine cooling fan
100A 03.2007→: Fan Motor Open Relay, Engine Cooling Fan (with Trailer Electrical Module)
172100A Rear power distribution box (fuse box in luggage compartment)
173250A Power distributor (fuse box in passenger compartment)
504100A ActiveHybrid: Separating relay
17680A Petrol engines (except N55), ActiveHybrid: Unloader relay 15 pins
80A Diesel engines: Engine control unit main relay (DDE)
100A N55: Built-in power module
177100A →09.2008: Additional electric heater
80A 10.2008→: Electric auxiliary heater

Engine compartment

Under the hood, on the right in the assembly compartment of the engine compartment, there is another box with fuses and relays. Its execution depends on the year of manufacture and vehicle equipment.

SCR K2085 Relay
SCR K2085 Relay


Diagram 4


120A M57: Boost Pressure Regulator #1, Camshaft Hall Sensor #1, Rail Pressure Control Valve, Quantity Control Valve, Throttle
20A N57: Nitrogen oxide sensor before SCR catalytic converter, boost pressure regulator – high pressure stage (variable turbocharging geometry), boost pressure regulator #2 – high pressure stage, low pressure EGR valve, camshaft hall sensor #1, low compressor bypass flap changeover valve pressure control valve, rail pressure control valve, quantity control valve, throttle valve
220A M57: EGR solenoid valve, crankcase ventilation heater, engine mount stiffness control valve, swirl valve changeover solenoid, pre-catalyst lambda probe, pre-heating control unit, oil condition sensor
20A N57: Wastegate valve, compressor bypass valve, EGR solenoid valve, engine mount stiffness control valve, swirl valve changeover solenoid valve, pre-catalyst lambda probe, preheating control unit, oil condition sensor
330A M57, N57: Engine control unit (DDM)
430A M57: Radiator shutter drive
10A N57: Engine crankcase ventilation system heating, SCR load relay, radiator shutter actuator, nitrogen oxide sensor downstream of SCR catalytic converter, transport pump, SCR supply module, passive tank fuel level sensor
510A M57, N57: Coolant Pump Relay, High Pressure Compressor #2 Air Recirculation Damper Switching Valve, Pressure Converter for Bypass Valve, Turbine Control Damper Switching Valve

Depending on the configuration and year of manufacture, additional protection elements can be installed separately outside the units, such as: fuses and relays engine control unit (DME), fuses and relays for the coolant pump, cooling fan opening relay, etc.

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