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How do I find a short circut in a 1972 camaro,i turn the key and smoke comes from dash?

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I would do this, take out all fuses , now turn key on, all ok. no smoke, good. Now take a headlight and wire it so you have 2 wires, and touch each end of the wire so the headlight takes place of the fuse. now touch each fuse connector. if the headlight lights up, then that is the shorted circuit to check. You can leave it connected and start unplugging things on the fuse circuit or start moving wires, when you are close to the short, the light will flicker.

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