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      01-18-2017, 08:20 PM   #1
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Pulling fuses - frustrating

Does anyone have tips of how they they reach/see the right fuses to grab when pulling to check fuses on our cars? I know where the fuse box is and how to access it via the glove box. I just get so damn frustrated because it's such a tiny space with no light and it's so hard to see/feel which fuse you need to get to. Spent a good bit over an hour today attempting to pull fuses but couldn't even pull the ones I needed. Why must BMW place the fuse box is the hardest location to access? it's so annoying. anyone have any helpful tips?
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Develop your blind hand coordination.
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      01-23-2017, 08:48 PM   #3
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You could also take a lighted picture of the fuses, giving you a grid of reference when selecting. Treat it like Battleship.
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most retarded thing I've seen in car design E.V.E.R

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Does anyone have tips of how they they reach/see the right fuses to grab when pulling to check fuses on our cars? I know where the fuse box is and how to access it via the glove box. I just get so damn frustrated because it's such a tiny space with no light and it's so hard to see/feel which fuse you need to get to. Spent a good bit over an hour today attempting to pull fuses but couldn't even pull the ones I needed. Why must BMW place the fuse box is the hardest location to access? it's so annoying. anyone have any helpful tips?
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      01-30-2017, 01:12 PM   #5
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You could also take a lighted picture of the fuses, giving you a grid of reference when selecting. Treat it like Battleship.
That's actually what I do...
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You need these:

https://www.amazon.com/Forceps-Medic...hemostats&th=1

At least you do if you have hands as large as mine. They help both going in and out. You still have to work blind but you can attach the hemostats, take your hand away, and if you got the right fuse go ahead and pull it. Going back is still stab and hope but at least you won't drop the fuse.
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You need these:

https://www.amazon.com/Forceps-Medic...hemostats&th=1

At least you do if you have hands as large as mine. They help both going in and out. You still have to work blind but you can attach the hemostats, take your hand away, and if you got the right fuse go ahead and pull it. Going back is still stab and hope but at least you won't drop the fuse.
sweeet! thanks for the tip i'll give them a try
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I remove the bottom of the dash and the glovebox
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I remove the bottom of the dash and the glovebox
been thinking about that, got a link or diy of how exactly this is done?
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get a 10$ usb endoscope and locate it over in the fuse box so everything is visible, connect it to you phone\tablet and fiddle away with the fuses
i just pull out the glove box and use my memory+diagram to pull fuses
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001CUMXM

There is also a 16"-er
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