Originally Posted by anteeze
recently someone tried to steal my car by breaking the coloumn but the bat was unplugged so after that i plugged it in and tried to start it without a key to make sure the pass key worked and it did no start but it still dont shut off
any help or comments please
I barely know where to begin... um...
Can you just spell out for us exactly what you've disconnected (I mean stuff that is disconnected right now, so we can eliminate it from the puzzle)? You cut the wire to the lighter, then replaced its fuse, so the interior lights are working again; is that right?
Are there any fuses in the car (including the big ones on the firewall under the hood) that won't stay good, and keep blowing out on you?
Have you pulled the gauge cluster to actually try and eyeball whatever area had the smoke coming out of it? (Exactly where was the smoke coming from; could you tell?)
So far I'm thinking that maybe your Retained Accessory Power module got fried somehow and is not releasing the relay like it'* supposed to. This could explain why your accessories still work when they're supposed to be off (i.e. ten minutes after switching off the car, or until someone opens a door, whichever occurs first)
Can you still start and stop the engine as usual using your key?