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Re: [T3] Big Help Needed


The combination of smoke from the dash and the dash lights going out sounds 
like an electrical short somewhere under the dash. You may have burned up 
the headlight switch. The same thing happened to me in a bus and I found two 
wires who's insulation had completely burned off. I think something had been 
rewired improperly and bypassed the fuze. This can be a problem in old cars, 
especially old economy cars with multiple owners that have done repairs as 
cheap as possible. I would look for a burned fuse. If you find one trace its 
path on the wiring schematic and look for any bad wires or connections under 
the dash. You may have to test the parts themselves. Make sure nothing other 
than fuses are being used for fuses. Unforunately it'll be harder to work 
under the type 3 dash than it was on the bus.

Good Luck,
Josh Brooks
 

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