BMW X3 E83 front white backgroundThis information is for the following BMW X3 models and years:

– 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 BMW X3 E83 2.0i, 2.5i, 2.5si, 3.0i, 3.0si, xDrive20i, xDrive25i, xDrive30i, 2.0d, 3.0d, 3.0 sd, xDrive18d, xDrive30d, xDrive35d.

Fuse box location and amperage list

There are 2 fuse boxes on the BMW X3 E83:

1 – Fuse Box located in the engine compartment

To access the engine compartment fuse box, open the hood and look on the right hand side  near the windscreen. You’ll see a cover for the fuse box. Press the cover fasteners (as per the arrows in image below) forward and open the cover.


Fuse Description Ampere [A]
1  Engine control module(ECM)
2  Transmission control module(TCM)
3  Ignition coil relay-2,0 petrol (N46)
4  Engine control (EC) relay – petrol
5  Reversing lamp relay
7  Engine control (EC) relay – Diesel
8  Windscreen wiper motor relay
F1  Engine management system components  20
F2  Engine management  20
F3  Engine management system components, reversing lamp/s relay-2,5petrol(M54)  20
F4  Engine management ABS  10
F5  Ignition coil relay – 2,0 petrol (N46)  30


2 – Fuse Box located in the glove box


Open the glove compartment and turn the two quick-release fasteners (marked with the arrows in the image above) to the left.

A – Fuse Box (Behind Glovebox)

Description and Amperage

Fuse Description Ampere [A]
F1  —  —
F2  —
F3  —  —
F4  —  —
F5  Horn  5
F6  Vanity mirror lamps  5
F7  Audio unit/navigation system/telephone system, audio system (09/05^)  5
F8  —  —
F9  Brakepedalposition(BPP)switch,clutchpedalposition(CPP)switch,headlampswitch, multifunction control module, steering column function control module  5
F10   Instrumentation control module  5
F11  Supplementary restraint system (SRS) control module  5
F12  Multi switch assembly-center console  7,5
F13  —  —
F14  Immobilizer control module  5
F15  Light sensor, rain sensor, rear screen wash/wipe system  5
F16  —  —
F17  —  —
F18  —  —
F19  —  —
F20  —  —
F21  —  —
F22  Engine control module(ECM) – Diesel 5
F23  Headlamp direction control module 5
F24  Interior rearview mirror, parking aid control module 5
F25  Passenger’s door mirror, heated wind screen washer jets (^03/04) 5
F26 Cigarette lighter, transfer box control module 5
F27 Reverse gear position switch, reversing lamp relay 10
F28 AC/heater system, heated rear window relay 5
F29 Engine control module(ECM), ignition coil relay 5
F30 Datalink connector(DLC), engine oil level sensor, fuel heater (Diesel), transmission control module (TCM) 7,5
F31 Door function control module, driver 5
F32 Light switch(^09/06) 5
F33 Multi switch assembly center console 5
F34 Instrumentation control module, fuel pump control module 5
F35 ABS control module-with DSC 40
F36 Fuel heater, secondary air injection (AIR) pump relay 60
F37 Engine coolant blower motor 60
F38 Fog lamps relay 15
F39 Telephone control module, telephone system interface module, telephone system aerial (^09/05) 5
F40 Steering position sensor, transmission selector lamp 5
F41 Audio unit, audio unit amplifier 30
F42 Audio unit/navigation system, CD changer, multifunction display, television tuner 10
F43 Data link connector (DLC), instrumentation control module 5
F44 Trailer socket 20
F45 Intermittent wiper(rear) 20
F46 Sunroof control module 20
F47 Cigarette lighter, auxiliary power socket 20
F48 Multifunction control module 30
F50 Heater/AC blower motor 40
F51  Head lamp washer pump relay 30
F52 Multifunction control module 30
F53 ABS control module-with DSC 25
F54 Fuel pump control module, fuel pump relay 20
F55 Horn relay 15
F56 Transmission control module(TCM) (^03/07) 5
F57 Door function control module, driver, door mirror memory potentiometer, electric window switch 7,5
F58 Headlamp direction control module(^03/07) 7,5
F59 Windscreen wiper motor relay 30
F60 Multifunction control module 25
F61 Centre console switch assembly 30
F62 Auxiliary heater 7,5
F63 AC compressor clutch relay 7,5
F64  —  —
F65 Seat adjustment control module, driver, seat lumbar pump switch, driver (^03/07) 30
F66 Ignition switch 10
F67 Alarm system gradient sensor, alarm system horn, alarm system in car movement sensor, immobilizer, interior rearview mirror 5
F68 Heated rear window relay 30
F69 Power steering control module, tyre pressure monitor control module 5
F70 Seat adjustment control module, passenger, seat lumbar pump switch, passenger (^03/07) 30
F71 Multifunction control module 30

B – Fuse Box (Behind Fuse Box A)



Description and Amperage

Fuse Description Ampere [A]
F102 Shorting linkconnector-2,0/2,5 petrol (M54,N46) 80
F105 Ignition switch 50
F106 Ignition switch, lamps control module 50
F107 Lamps control module, trailer control module 50


C – Relay Box (Behind glovebox)


Description and Amperage

Fuse Description
1  Horn relay
2  Fog lamps relay
3  AC compressor clutch relay
4  Fuel pump relay
5  —
6  Secondary air injection (AIR) pump relay
7  Headlamp washer pump relay
8  Headlamp direction control module
9  Power steering control module
10  Multifunction control module1 – functions: Alarm system, head lamp washers, interior rearview mirror, rear screen wash/wipe system, wind screen wash/wipe system