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Smoking from dash inside car. relpaced light /washer switch do to recall the wires are now gettin hot on the back of the new switch.. HELP PLEASE!

I have an 01 civic Lx. an my wires by my dash are smoking. i had the light switch/washer relpaced becasue the recall. now the wires that conect to the switch are getting hot an some smoke is coming form some where in there.. any ideas?

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  • savannahoope Apr 16, 2009

    i had it replaced like 3 years a go an had it go out again so i had it done in again.. so i should take it to honda? becasue the back of the clip is gettn hot that hooked in to the piece that keeps going out.. ahhh!!! thanks for all the help!

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Take the car back to the same dealer u had the recall done...the combo light switch recall doesnt only include replaceing the light switch but also requires a technician to inspect and replace a certain wire and terminal, and the connector if it shows signs of melting or damage. sometimes a tech can see the damage so they just put the switch on only ...have them double check it...i bet the wire is burnt and the connector is melted.

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