[DML] Re: smoke from vents
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[DML] Re: smoke from vents



Since smoke's coming out of the vents it must have been sucked in somewhere. IMO there's only one place where it comes in: under the cowl (if from the outside). From the vent motor (if coming from the inside).

White smoke? The Pope still lives :)

Welmoed.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Chris Hawes" <christopherhawes@...> wrote:
>
> 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
> source.
> 
>  
> 
> 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
> 
>  
> 
> 
> 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>




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