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what else did I fry this time ?

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I approached my car today around 5pm to take if for a spin only to find out something was smoldering. found out that when I had replaced my light stalk yesterday, the under steering column shroud bolt had got the hot wire of the light stalk (minutes before, i had tested the light, warmed up the car and went back home). It would have been a mess had I not got back there on time. It looks like the wire plastic is completely gone, saw a few red wires also burnt. What else have I fried ?

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....because it was not in operation during the short. Not that

that would even necessarily wreck anything. It was just

bleeding off current ahead (or even behind) the switch which

should just blow the fuse. I could be wrong but maybe just

that localized area got heated. I have some melted terminals

still on my ignition from the po.o.. My 73 parts car had the

same thing. Everything worked fine. Just make sure you clear

the short, re-insulate where needed. Did it burn back on the

wires? If so, strip off the damaged plastic and use shrink tube

to fix that. Sounds as if you didn't actually melt copper right?

Also, play it safe and disconnect and insulate the pos. term

on the battery while doing all this. Good luck.

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