BMW 1 Series (F20) boot light fuse

I wanted to charge the battery on my BMW 1 Series (F20), the battery is in the boot so charging it meant the boot would have to stay open. The boot light felt pretty hot and I couldn’t find a way to switch it off. Knowing that the boot would probably have to stay open for several hours and the bulb probably wasn’t designed to handle that, I found a way to disable the boot light.

There’s a fuse compartment behind the battery compartment, in the top right of this photo:

Just remove the labelled fuse – for reference it is position 153 – and the boot light will go out:

Reinsert when you’ve done charging to restore the light to its normal function.

2 Replies to “BMW 1 Series (F20) boot light fuse”

  1. bmw recomend that you charge tru the contacts under the hood.
    the boot ligth will atomaticly shut off when car goes too sleep mode after about 15min.

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