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Old 02-06-2008, 06:45 PM   #1
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Default Two issues: 1. High beam switch and 2. burning smell

I tried my high beams for the first time in a long time and clicked the lever, but they didn't stay on. Is there an easy fix for that?

When my car idles, the cabin fills with a burning smell. It'* not all the time though. Could it be the tensioner pulley is letting the belt slip? There isn't any squealing noise.. I think it is more noticable when it'* damp outside.
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I'm not sure if this will help you, but my car recently had a sort of "burning spell" going on. I think it smelled like burning plastic. However, the problem went from minor to severe in a matter of days (it also ended up making LOTS of noise), so it may not be what you have.

We tracked it down to being the clutch plate/pulley on the A/C compressor. I ended up having to get a new compressor.

Sorry if that'* not very clear, I'm not a huge car guy.
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