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What would cause white smoke to come from the ignition switch and dash board on a 1997 Saturn SL1 Now the car will not start just cranks?

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2005-10-04 20:39:56
2005-10-04 20:39:56

Unfortuneately the most likely (only) problem is the ignition switch shorted internally If you look at the wires going into the switch you will most likely see that a black wire is melted This is a ground wire for the switch All the insulation may be bubbled or melted right off You need a switch and that wire replaced if you see this. Either way i think you need a switch

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