[DML] smoke from vents
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[DML] smoke from vents

After some high speed driving I pulled up to a queue of traffic and within
seconds saw wisps of smoke slowly emitting from my air vents above the
stereo.  At the time the aircon was off, sidelights were on and so was the
Alpine Stereo.  I quickly pulled over and shut the engine off (headlights
too).  Smoke wasn't coming from any other area and couldn't smell or see any


I then cautiously after a few minutes started the car, left the headlights
off and travelled the ten minutes home.  Near home I put the sidelights on
again to see if the smoke would re-occur but no repeat result.  I couldn't
smell anything burnt.  


Does anyone have any experience of smoke coming 'only' from the twin vents
above the stereo and what the cause could be?


If its electrical which it surely must be then the only electrical part
within the aircon system is the resister that fits in under the core.


If there was a problem with the stereo or wiring behind the aircon panel
surely the smoke couldn't make it through the rubber ducting between the
evaporator and vents?


No mods have recently been made.  Stereo upgrade was fitted around four
years ago and aircon was redone around the same time.    The headlight
switch is original.


Battery is currently disconnected.  Will remove the centre console in the
next few days and start investigating.  Any input would be appreciated.


Kind regards,

Chris Hawes

Vin 5255


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