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Old 12-12-2013, 06:18 PM   #1
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hope everyone is ready for the holidays. I have a 2005 Chevy Impala 3.4 V6. Today I noticed the smell of burnt electric in my car, heat on rear defrost on. I turned everything off and pulled over trying to pinpoint the smell. I believe it is coming from the glove box due to opening and the smell getting stronger. I am wondering if anyone has any idea what it could be. I checked the regular signs of a heater core, no wet floor no antifreeze smell. Looked in the fuse box nothing out of the ordinary. Smelled around the outside of the car and under the hood and got no smell. Anything helps, thanks again.


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Something plastic touching the hot light in the glovebox?
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there is a resistor there that is for the blower that like to go out and its a electrical smell when it melts. look under the pass side dash toward the firewall from the fan motor, there should be a plastic looking thing that the wires from the fan run to. see if it looks melty
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Smelling around the wiring harness that clips to the fuse panel was not clipped to the panel. Is that a ground? It clips to the left side of the fuse panel. What is that yellow harness??

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the fuse box is under the hood, not sure what you are talking about. did you look at the blower resistor?
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