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Problems while charging a battery

While charging my battery the other day I turned a way from the Jeep for a moment and heard a pop. When I turned around I noticed smoke coming from the area that is behind the battery and in front of the exterior fuse box. I found, upon further investigation that the green cable that was plugged to the fuse appeared to melting and the insulation of the wire was seeping out. None to the fuse had been burned up and I could not figured what happened. I gently close the hood and decided to look at it later. This is Jeep is great condition and never driven so I can not imagine what the problem may be. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi you got a short on that circiut if it has nothing to do with you charging the battery you need to find out what this wire controls and strip the wire back to see where it stops melting and replace and replace what is causing the short [electric motors are favourite for shorting ] but be warned if a cars wiring starts to set on fire you will never in your life see anything like it you will have seconds rather than minites to get clear the smoke is unbearable if it sounds serious it is if the vechicles in good nick and you want to keep it my advice is sort as soon as best of luck paul

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