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Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:36 pm 
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urgent help smoke from behind the dash it has just started and the inst batt fuse was real hot and then i took it out and now when i put it back the parkers come on and the revers lights

plz help asap
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Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:40 pm 
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If your parkers and reverse lights come on, after seeing smoke, the wires may have fused together, I would be getting it seen to, before it causes more damage...

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:54 pm 
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yeah i might take a look behind the dash in the morning and see if i can see anything
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Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:10 pm 
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Had a similar thing happen to me years ago, when I pulled the dash apart, I found about 4 wires had melted and fused together... but check behind the fuse holder itself, for sometimes it could be coming from there..

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:45 pm 
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Well it won't be a dead short - not far off though.
Inst Batt feeds the inst cluster and the trip computer - try unplugging each (trip comp first),and put your fuse back for a few secs each time.

What electrically related work have you done recently ??

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:24 am 
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snap0964 wrote:
Well it won't be a dead short - not far off though.
Inst Batt feeds the inst cluster and the trip computer - try unplugging each (trip comp first),and put your fuse back for a few secs each time.

What electrically related work have you done recently ??


more like what hasnt he done!!!...

get a fire extinguisher

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:17 am 
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gogetta wrote:
snap0964 wrote:
Well it won't be a dead short - not far off though.
Inst Batt feeds the inst cluster and the trip computer - try unplugging each (trip comp first),and put your fuse back for a few secs each time.

What electrically related work have you done recently ??


more like what hasnt he done!!!...

get a fire extinguisher


haha you are funny
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Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 11:55 am 
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Seriously, if you leave it it could set your car on fire. That would be Bad.
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Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:17 pm 
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A_Boring_Username wrote:
Seriously, if you leave it it could set your car on fire. That would be Bad.



Nooooo.. I dont believe that, he just recently had a good sprinkler system installed incase of an emergency like this... :shock:

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:16 pm 
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eagle performance wrote:
gogetta wrote:
get a fire extinguisher
haha you are funny
Not real funny if it happened as you were driving along - smoke demisting isn't real effective.
Good idea to disconnect the battery -ve if the car is left unattended - when you get a chance, put a meter between the -ve lead and the -ve battery post and see if there's a large current draw.
IIRC the INST BATT fuse should be 10A - it isn't anything silly like 30A I hope ??

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:07 pm 
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thanks for all your help guys fixed it all up the prob was in the boot not under the dash
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Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:33 pm 
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And here we all were, looking under the dash for you to find the problem... :roll: ... :lol:

 

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