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Smoke from the steering column on my '04 Park Ave Ultra

dmkberger

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I have a 2004 Park Ave Ultra with 100K showing on the odo. I was getting off the freeway the other day and there was a puff of smoke that came out of the steering column. It came up about center on the column. Anyone have this happen to them and what was the cause????
 

MelsRegal

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You have an electrical issue that should be checked out immediately before you are either stranded by a complete failure or have a fire.
 

dmkberger

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I was thinking it might be either the turn signal or some other part that is right there. I will take the cover off the column and see what's going on.
It's gotta be something in the multifunction switches in the column. Should be easy to find once I take the cover off.
Thanks for the help.
By the way, I am an ex Cadillac Sharp Shooter Technician from a Cadillac, Rolls Royce and Bentley Dealership where I was shop foreman. I have a pretty good understanding of what goes where and why, but I'm kinda new to the Buicks. I have a '68 Electra 225 Convertible with 34,285 original miles that came out of the Volo Museum in the Chicago area back in 2011. I have multiple vintage and collector cars.
This '04 Park Ave is my wife's "new" commuter car and I need it to be spot on correct and safe for her.
I appreciate your response and I'm really impressed by the response time... WOW!
Thank you again!
 

MelsRegal

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You obviously have the correct background and should not have any problem finding the cause.
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dmkberger

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You obviously have the correct background and should not have any problem finding the cause.
Thank you very much. I appreciate that, I worked very hard to get where I have in my career.
 
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