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      03-23-2006, 02:33 PM   #1
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OEM glovebox torch - can someone confirm this is it?

As you may know, in Europe we have to order the torch as an accessory . I can't say I will really ever need one, but I can't stand the idea of having an empty socket in the glovebox, so I have been looking on eBay for them. Can someone please confirm that they look like this, before I start bidding? Thanks

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Thats it! All US cars come with one.
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now i wish i took my torch out of my E46 coupe, i wish someone said, but then i never used it
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Yep that's it...I saw a few lighter colored ones on ebay (kind of off white)...not sure if those would fit in the e90s or if all the flashlights have universal fit...
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As you may know, in Europe we have to order the torch as an accessory . I can't say I will really ever need one, but I can't stand the idea of having an empty socket in the glovebox, so I have been looking on eBay for them. Can someone please confirm that they look like this, before I start bidding? Thanks
Yes thats what they look like but you should of got one with your car. I live in europe and I got 1.
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I have that in my E46, but I'd invest in a more powerful light. For example, I keep a high intensity LED flashlight in my car. (I've actually had to use that BMW flashlight, and it wasn't very good.)
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Yes thats what they look like but you should of got one with your car. I live in europe and I got 1.
right i am going check as i am in the uk
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Yep that's it...I saw a few lighter colored ones on ebay (kind of off white)...not sure if those would fit in the e90s or if all the flashlights have universal fit...
No, the white ones are for E36
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I live in Ireland and I got one also
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I have that in my E46, but I'd invest in a more powerful light. For example, I keep a high intensity LED flashlight in my car. (I've actually had to use that BMW flashlight, and it wasn't very good.)
I can imagine the light they throw out is pretty feeble, but as I said, I want one for the sake of completeness - having an empty socket in the glovebox will irritate me
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yep i have just checked and i have one looks the same as the one in the E46 so i am pleased didnt see it before but its up high thats why i guess i wont touch it again lol
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I can imagine the light they throw out is pretty feeble, but as I said, I want one for the sake of completeness - having an empty socket in the glovebox will irritate me
Rofl, convince yourself you have one, and never open the glovebox again.
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Yes thats what they look like but you should of got one with your car. I live in europe and I got 1.
US spec comes with it as well.
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No, the white ones are for E36
Thanks, I learn alot from your posts/reply

I do agree the torchlight is useless...but I like to have everything in its place so...
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I can imagine the light they throw out is pretty feeble, but as I said, I want one for the sake of completeness - having an empty socket in the glovebox will irritate me
Just think how much faster you will go without all that extra weight!
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Just think how much faster you will go without all that extra weight!
it may do more miles per a gallon lol
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Just think how much faster you will go without all that extra weight!
Don't worry, I'll cover it in carbon fibre, so it'll weigh less
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Hi Paul
My E90 glovebox torch looks like that. In the UK it is standard (as it was in my E46). It comes in handy from time to time, but it is just a small torch, similar power to something that is powered from 2xAA batteries.

For years in case of emergengy, I've also carried a powerful halogen hand light that works from the cigarette lighter socket. I'm still carrying it in the storage where the spare wheel isn't. I never needed it for the E46 and hopefully will not for the E90 (everything crossed)
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My dealer specifically showed me this torch when I took delivery of the car. I haven't used it yet but it looks like it can be useful in time of need
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Just think how much faster you will go without all that extra weight!
Actually won't the car be lighter if Paul buys it? (as long as he leaves it switched on of course)

Sorry I couldn't resist that.. ..I'll get me coat!
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Just bought one of these off eBay but can't see where it plugs in. Can anyone help? (Photo would be great).

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