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Novawebb

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Car : 1987 Nova
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Join date : 2011-04-25
Location : Seattle Wa

PostSubject: under my dash caught on fire!   Tue May 03, 2011 2:26 am

I have an 87 Nova and there is a white box under the driver side dash that has most of the accessories plugged into it. i unplugged one and my wipers quit working and another and my heater quit working. the reason i was doing this was becasue this harness or relay(s) caught on fire when i tried unplugging the computer thats behind the stereo. any ideas why this happend??? i have been keeping my battery unplugged at night so i dont wake up to my Nova burnt to the ground! recently we replaced the carb with one from the junk yard cuz i just couldnt get it to run right. this fixed all my other problems ive had with the car bogging down and dieing on me. hey it was 300$ car and money well spent. That whole fire thing worries me. could happen again!
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Novawebb

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PostSubject: Re: under my dash caught on fire!   Thu May 05, 2011 12:21 pm

any idea of why this box caught on fire? or is my Nova not cool enough for everyone? Its got a 4ac, i mean come on!
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PostSubject: Re: under my dash caught on fire!   Fri May 06, 2011 12:27 pm

electrical can be a difficult thing to diagnose, I would give your post some more time and maybe someone who is really electrical/wiring savvy will give u some advice, but I can tell u, I would just start doing visual checks on all the wiring in the car, including getting your alt., starter, ignition switch tested and all fuses and relays checked out, using trial and error, sorry if this doesn't help at all but at least I tryed.
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PostSubject: Re: under my dash caught on fire!   Sun May 08, 2011 3:28 am

thanks for the reply. if i hadent caught the fire and been right there to see it happen, im sure the damage wouldnt even be worth fixing. i just hope it magicaly fixed itself. lol
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