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

Was the blower on? Pull it and see if it's locked up or smells bad. That (and the resistor pack) are the only thing electrical inside the heater box. I've seen one case where the motor locked up and set the A/C housing on fire. 

I've also seen mouse nest stuff in the resistor pack burn. 

Dave S

--- 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.
> Kind regards,
> Chris Hawes
> Vin 5255


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