BMW 5-Series (E39; 1996 - 2003) - fuse box diagram - Auto Aug 26, 2018BMW 5-Series (E39; 1996 – 2003) – fuse box diagram. Year of production: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003. Fuse box in the engine compartment Fuse box BMW 5 E39 - fusesdiagram Fuse box in passenger compartment BMW E39. fuse box location. In glove compartment. 1. Open the glove compartment and turn the two white quick-release knobs to the left. Spare fuses and plastic tweezers are located on the fuse holder. 2. Use the plastic tweezers to remove the fuse for the accessory or equipment that has stopped working.