I had the problem way back on a 1979 Cutlass. That happened after I was
blowing a fuse and replaced it by a soda pop-top to avoid the hassle of
replacing the blown fuse.
Several days later, smoke started pouring out of my dashboard on the
expressway. My wiring harness shorted out and the wire insulation had
melted. All dash lights, radio, etc. went out, but car ran and headlights
worked. Luckily I had bought extended coverage and that picked up the cost
of the wiring harness and labor.
Actualy, I'm proud of my "temporary fix" in that it smoked the wiring
harness and "stuck it to the man".
Of course, I removed the scorched pop top before going to the dealer for
Still, I "stuck it to the man". The thieving bastards paid up.
The thieving salesman talked me into buying an extended warranty (normally
useless) and the insurance paid up.
I'm happy as a pig in shit!
I take great pride in ripping off "the man".
Just did my part to get back at GM and their cabal of dealers that've been
ripping off the public for years with their shoddy products and poor
Just for kicks, I'll e-mail the dealer & insurance company and tell them
the details, although the insurance co. is probably doing business under
another name in order to avoid paying claims.
At least someone will have to read the e-mail and make a decision on how to
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