BMW BMW fuse symbols meaning and guide Fuse box

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BMW fuse symbols explained

BMW BMW fuse symbols meaning and guide Fuse box bmw fuse symbols explained

There's no official BMW guide and explanation for fuse symbols. Therefore I created a list of all BMW symbols with meaning. I try to cover every single symbol in the guide. If you see that something is missing, please feel free to add your own symbol and explain the purpose of this symbol in the comment section. Also, if you see some errors or mistakes in icons, please let me know. I will try to keep this guide updated.

SymbolMeaning
ABS, traction control
steering wheel functions
Towbar/trailer module
HUD
Start/stop system
Electric mirrors
Horn
A/C
Front/rear cigarette lighter, glove box charging socket
Heated seats
Seat adjustment
Door module
Electric Windows
OBD
Fan
Cruise control
Heated rear screen
Washer fluid heater
Heating
Interior lights
Inst. cluster
Electric fan
Main headlights
Light module
CD changer
Alarm
Parking Sensor
Home link (garage door opener)
Air suspension (?)
Gear indicator/DSC/SMG
Seatbelts
Tire pressure
Windscreen wasters
Healight washing system
?
Telephone
All BMW BMW fuse symbols meaning and guide info & diagrams provided on this site are provided for general information purpose only. Actual BMW BMW fuse symbols meaning and guide (1975-2021) diagrams & schemes (fuse box diagrams & layouts, location diagrams, wiring diagrams etc.) may vary depend on the model version.
Comments (50):

~andy 21-10-2020
let me know what is the meaning of symbol with arrows.... please!


~Roblematjc 02-01-2021
The picture of the house is for the home link (garage door opener)


~elo 05-01-2021
The symbol with arrows stands for indicators


~Maverik 05-01-2021
Thank you Roblematjc, I just updated post with your suggestion.


~miko 10-01-2021
just wondering where is tha fuse for parking break


~Tropp 29-01-2021
Which one is for the radio fuse?


~littlevampire 15-02-2021
Which fuse can i use for dash cam (constant fuse) thanks 😊


~Aaron 01-03-2021
Tropp - I believe the radio has a fuse on the back of the radio unit itself.


~Scott 04-03-2021
Which fuse operates the door handle welcome lights?


~Phil 27-03-2021
Hi Guys does anyone have solution for which fuse controls the USB socket on F36 Gran coupe? Not listed on the useful guide? The cigarette lighter socket in the ashtray does not seem to work I’ve checked fuses 62 69 162 back and front all appear ok however the socket under the glovebox is working.... very strange! Many thanks


Phil 28-03-2021
Hi everyone does anyone know which fuse covers the USB socket in the centre console under the armrest. I’ve got a 2018 420i GranCoupe . Many thanks


~wilsox 05-04-2021
bonjour , je suis a la recherche du fusible feu de plaque . Merci


~Neal 14-04-2021
Someone please tell me fuse location( number) for horn 2017 320i sedan. Also is there a horn relay and where? Fuse box is in engine bay


~rasek 19-04-2021
symbol with arrows mean - Electric sunroof/panorama roof


~mathew 18-05-2021
symbol of car raised? looks like a car balanced on an upside down T


~Chrisco 20-05-2021
the one with the car up on the stand what does that mean? on the right side of pic there 3 up. has a car up on like a stand in the middle of it?


~Cayden 01-06-2021
Which circuit is brake lights under?


~Jimwhite 11-06-2021
Someone tell me what/where fuse location to hardwire dash cam for bmw x1 2018


Rishard Amod 23-06-2021
Hi Thanks for the explained diagram. I have a 2011 640i convertible. The drivers seat buttons won't work. Passenger seat adjustment is fine. Any other fuses I should check?


~stefano 22-07-2021
buongiorno,qual'e' il fusibile per disattivare x drive??


~Sean 18-08-2021
Where is the fuse for the airbags?


~Bernardino Rodrigues 18-09-2021
Muchas gracias por tu trabajo, de muchas utilidad. El símbolo de la flecha hacia arroba y abajo, debe ser del piloto automático.


~Jojn 18-09-2021
Where is the fuse for the emergency call controller (telematic)


~Haleem Muhammad 21-09-2021
I have a 2013 650i what fuse or fuses are for the transfer case. I want to make it rear wheel drive. Help me


~Edwin 25-10-2021
Which is the fuse for de screen of the middle is the HUD one?


~Deon 30-10-2021
Can you change the window washer fuse on a 2017 f30


~Deon 30-10-2021
Can you change the window washer fuse on a 2017 f30


[email protected] 31-10-2021
Heating on is blowing cold air in my 530e 2017 . Which fuse should I check and where is it located please .


~Ed 16-11-2021
A “chassis” message popped on my screen it says (drive moderately). Wth could that be? I’m scheduling a visit to the dealer


~Albert 10-12-2021
Hi, which is the fuse for the steering wheel heating?


~Alan 19-12-2021
I have recently purchased a 2020 118i and the connected drive doesn’t seem to be connecting. Any suggestions? Thanks


~Chris 28-12-2021
Does anyone know what the symbol of the car lifted up in the air means? That’s what is shown next to the washer jets


~jnp 10-01-2022
arrows is turn signal


~Kandongwe 11-01-2022
The symbol with up and down arrows is for sunroof on bmw. You can look it right at the sunroof control they are the same


~PR 21-01-2022
the up/down arrows with the line across = sunroof


~Sean1402 22-01-2022
Can anyone tell me wich fuse symbol is for the indicators and what fuse number please🙏🏼


~Amaro 15-02-2022
What's the meaning of car on a lift?


~Noxonait 27-02-2022
Hi, What is the fuse that gives the power supply with the panel on?


~Morgy 07-03-2022
Can anyone let me know which fuse is used for retracting the roof in a convertible pls? Mine went down but then refused to work and I have had to raise it manually.


~Fred D 30-03-2022
What is the number location for the horn on a 2015 BMW 435i xdrive?


~Michael 11-04-2022
I have a bmw 435d x drive My roof won’t come down and I think it’s just a fuse can anyone help me and tell me where about the fuse is for this please so I can fix the problem


~Alex 12-04-2022
2010 BMW X5 E70 N52 where is the fuse / relay located for the CAS MODULE.. Is there a picture. Thanks


~-Ryan- 16-04-2022
Hello, I am doing some research for my father and am having issues coming up with an answer. He has a 2020 BMW M8 Comp. & the dash lights do not work. Is this a fuse issue? He purchased car from auction as a salvaged vehicle and has just begun the rebuild & has been stumped right off the bat with this issue. Any and all advice would be GREATLY appreciated and helpful. Just as a heads up, he has accessed all of the fuse compartments, he’s just unsure of which fuse is needed to control dash lights? Or if there is some other issue at hand that doesn’t concern the fuses. Thanks all again!


~Baron 28-05-2022
My 2008 bmw 750 li doesn’t have a fuse for horn?? It’s not on the diagrams is the alarm the same as the horn? Does anyone know?


~Stone 10-06-2022
Can somebody tell me where to find the location fuse for my AC blower and resistor relay or fuse location


~Jack 15-06-2022
Sym for windscreen wasters Should be windscreen washers, great post, thanks


~Rajinder Brar 26-06-2022
The arrow symbol with your question mark is actually the symbol for sun/moon roof.


~Brian 29-07-2022
The one with the ?/arrows is for the sunroof


~Brian 29-07-2022
And the one with the car in the air means exactly that, there are sensors for when the car is being serviced on a hoist or being towed. Also, the older BMWs actually had a button for this


~Harla D 23-08-2022
Can someone tell me the correct fuse for the alarm, I tried alarm synbol = .))) fuse 54 and 62 and the alarm continues to sound. I assume there is one alarm for all such as emergency brake engaged and convertible top not locked.


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