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Here I go again. I just put a motor in my 81" Z28. About five days ago my headlights, stereo, and all interior lights went out at the same time. Now the car was running fine and i had no blown fuses. The signal lights and brake lights were still working. Two days ago I tried to leave the house the other day and I turned my alarm off stuck the keys in the ignition and didn't get any sound at all. I lifted the hood to see if I'd had a loose battery cable. I'd left the key turned on in the car after I tried to crank it again and I looked under the hood and there was smoke coming from behind the brake booster. I don't have any idea about electrical problems and i'm asking for the help of some other team camaro members. This is very frustrating
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Its sounds like the main igniton wire from starter/solenoid to the wiring block on the fire wall... Which connects to the interior fuse block..

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if it was still smoking when the key was in the "on" position maybe it was the coil wire, or the main power wire coming into the harness. but if there was a short in that wire i figure it would've popped a fuse, whereas the starter wire wouldn't.

will, if you saw smoke something melted. pull the connectors off the firewall and start inspecting the harness. i think you'll be able to see where the problem is. and get a multimeter and start investigating, you'll find your dead wires.
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If that is the problem what do you think that I would have to replace?
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if it was still smoking when the key was in the "on" position maybe it was the coil wire, or the main power wire coming into the harness. but if there was a short in that wire i figure it would've popped a fuse, whereas the starter wire wouldn't.

will, if you saw smoke something melted. pull the connectors off the firewall and start inspecting the harness. i think you'll be able to see where the problem is. and get a multimeter and start investigating, you'll find your dead wires.


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If that is the problem what do you think that I would have to replace?
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As mentioned,it could be as simple as a coil wire or as complex as a wiring harness that would need to be fixed/replaced. Aaron67 gave some excellent advice,get yourself a multimeter and also do an extensive visual inspection of the wiring.

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