Hello everyone! I had a strange issue this morning when I was warming up my car in this cold weather. As I was sitting in the car waiting for it to warm up, I noticed a fume of smoke lightly coming from the steering column. It was coming from the left side where the headlight turn signal switch is located in the car.
I have a 2002 Honda Civic Si. Has anyone ever encountered this? I did a few Google searches and found that this has happened in Escorts and other make and models, but nothing regarding an EP3. Most forums that I ran across with a similar issue is either the ignition switch or headlight turn signal switch. Before I go run out and start buying replacement parts, I guess I am seeking for any experience that anyone may have regarding this.
Needless to say, I turned the car off and have not turned it back on fearful of shorting out anything. Before I start to disassemble the steering column looking for the damage, I guess I just wanted to see if there are any other people out there that may have had this problem and could perhaps suggest some helpful hints for me. By far am I a mechanic, so any assistance would greatly be appreciated.
That's Spaz and Dave. I will start removing parts this weekend due to work and post what I find. I do not plan on driving the car until I figure what is wrong with it. To answer your question, there are no gauges or internal aftermarket parts on the car. I purchased the car from a coworker and it appears that the only thing he did electronically was a car alarm and a sound system with CD deck.
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