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Want to know what the electrical smell on drivers side under hood could be?

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Could be the heater blower motor resistor and wiring harness under the dash on passenger side. there is a recall. almost 100% positive if if the blower switch does not work on all levels.

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    There is a recall for electrical problems that can cause a burning seem, contact the dealer.

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It could be the ignition switch is overheating for some reason, please have this checked asap.

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SOURCE: smells like electricals burning under the hood

if there is no smoke, then it may be the carbon brushes in the alternator/generator burning out

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SOURCE: battery, starter, and alternator good, but car won't start, or hesitates to start. What is wrong?

Check your fuses first under the hood and under the dash. Better hope they blew before you did major damage. If you find the ones that blew check what they ran and start checking out your electrical system in that area.Hope whatever started burning was just hot wires and not a ruined electrical system. If there is extra stereos wires or security systems installed (not factory) check that area and if possible disconnect them that may take care of the problem

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