BMW E82 EKP PNP Cooler Kit Installation Instructions
This kit is designed to use switched ignition power from the existing cigarette lighter circuit located in the trunk fuse panel. You’ll need to run the power cable from the fuse panel to the EKP module. We recommend using trim removal tools for easier installation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us with your order # at our "Contact Us" page.
Step 1: Remove the rear passenger seat (USDM Model) bolstering covering the EKP module and locate your EKP module. Once you’ve located your EKP module, unplug the two connectors going into it. Then take a 10mm socket and unbolt the EKP module.
Step 2: Remove the cover of the EKP module and locate the components that will require the provided heatsinks. Use the included alcohol pad to clean the top surfaces of the components and then wait about 30 seconds for each of the components to dry.
Step 3: Peel off the adhesive guard from the heat sinks and then apply the heatsinks to the components as shown below. To do this, we recommend holding the heatsinks onto the components with light downward pressure for 30 seconds each to ensure a strong bond. Then install the new EKP cooler housing over your EKP module.
Step 4: Remove the interior floor trim going from the fuse panel to the rear passenger seat. Depending on your preference for wire routing, you may need to remove the rear passenger seat in order to run the power wire to the EKP module. Then re-install the EKP module and bolt the ground wire for the fan either to the existing grounding point above the EKP module, or to one of the studs that holds down the EKP module. Then run the power wire to the fuse panel in the glovebox. Use the provided zip ties where necessary.
Step 5: Access your glovebox fuse panel and locate the 20-Amp fuse for your cigarette lighter. This will be fuse #30. Remove the 20-Amp fuse from that circuit and install it in the empty space of the fuse holder for the power wire coming from the fan. Then plug the fuse holder into the cigarette lighter circuit and verify that the fan now powers on when the ignition turns on and turns off when the ignition is off. Alternatively, you can use any other fuse that turns on with the ignition and turns off when the ignition is off regardless of amperage. Once you verify that it is working as expected, re-install your interior trim pieces and re-install the rear seat bolstering and you’re good to go!