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Electrical burning smell and smoke under dash when driving then died wont start back up, heard a pop, all fuses and relays are good i have spark and fuel in rail, is the computer dead?

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Check the ignition starter switch 1st, it is the main switch that the ignition key truns on to power up the electrical system, it is on the top of the steering column tube near the bottom, it is driven by a rod from the ign key cylinder

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