Connecting electrical appliances

In your BMW, when the engine is running or the ignition is switched on, you can use electrical devices such as a hand lamp, car vacuum cleaner, etc. if at least one of the following sockets is available. The total load of all sockets should not exceed 140 watts at 12 volts.

Avoid damaging the sockets by attempting to insert plugs of unsuitable shape or size.

Cigarette lighter socket

To access the socket:

Open the ashtray at the front and pull out the lighter to use the socket.

In the center console

To access the socket, refer to External devices on page 166.

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