[DML] Re: Electrical problem
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[DML] Re: Electrical problem



You developed a short in the console area, smoke is not good,
especially with electrical systems, if it comes out it doesn't work
anymore.

You will have to pull the console out to find where the short is, if
the radio fuses (there are 2) didn't blow the short is upstream from
them.  More than likely a wire has been compromised and cut, and now
is going direct to ground.

So pull the console, and check the wiring for cuts and burned bits. 
You'll probably find the problem as you remove the console.  Have a
wiring diagram handy, and let us know what you find.

Bernie
VIN 4045 and 6704 

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "johnslupski" <slupa@...> wrote:
>
> New DeLorean owner here - enjoying the highs and lows of owning the 
> car.  I'm not a car guy but I'm learning fast.  I'm not an 
> electrician either so I'm hoping for some advice on what I'm sure 
> most owners on this list will see as a relatively simple problem:
> 
> While driving the car, the radio (original Craig) suddenly went 
> off.  From under the power window and defroster switches came some 
> smoke (a fair amount) for a half minute or so and what smelled like 
> maybe a burning wire.  Now the radio, power window and defrost 
> switches and A/C lamps are out.  No other problems with any other 
> electrical components and the car runs fine.
> 
> I can replace the fuse easily enough (although it doesn't look fried 
> to me) but with my limited knowledge, I'm guessing that's not the 
> source of the problem but just a symptom.  I did replace the power 
> window switches a few days ago and they worked fine but maybe that 
> contributed to this problem in some way?  
> 
> Before I go in and start mucking around like a spider monker 
> disassembling a nuclear device, I'd appreciate any thoughts.  
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> John
> VIN #10003
>




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