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    Ashtray Polisher donat's Avatar
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    Icon8 CX a la flambé!

    My friend (who I sold my CX 5 speeder) texted me this evening and asked why there was smoke inside the cabin of the car.

    When she pulled over in Nundah Village by the Honda dealership, thankfully some kind gentlemen had a fire extinguisher to put it out and smoke was billowing out of the bonnet and the wheel arches.

    I left work early and rushed to her aid, thinking the absolute worst.

    Attached is a photo of what melted under the bonnet.

    Can anyone here tell me why the heater box & termostat decided to melt...?

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    I've never known of this to happen in a CX...

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    was there a big build up of leaf matter in there ??
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    Mice....

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    Mice rubbing leaves together wasn't something I'd considered as a possibility, but...
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    Isn't the heater motor resistor pack right where the plastic has melted. A thick cable straight from the battery going there... A short circuit would cook it.

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    check the fuses, there must be a nail in there rather than a fuse for it to get that hot! (mice putting leaves against the resitors might do the trick though!).

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    check the fuses, there must be a nail in there rather than a fuse for it to get that hot! (mice putting leaves against the resitors might do the trick though!).

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    yep i would say the resitor pack for the heater fan not much fun to replace that heater either

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    Seized motor shaft (leaves?), excessive current, cooked resistor and then a fire.

    Check the fuse rating as Shane said.

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    Do you need a heater box Donny old mate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by donat View Post
    My friend (who I sold my CX 5 speeder) texted me this evening and asked why there was smoke inside the cabin of the car.

    When she pulled over in Nundah Village by the Honda dealership, thankfully some kind gentlemen had a fire extinguisher to put it out and smoke was billowing out of the bonnet and the wheel arches.

    I left work early and rushed to her aid, thinking the absolute worst.

    Attached is a photo of what melted under the bonnet.

    Can anyone here tell me why the heater box & termostat decided to melt...?

    I've never known of this to happen in a CX...


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    Default Burnt CX

    The first CX I bought caught fire on the road where I just bought it. The person who sold it to me was quite happy to take it back because he would get more for it from the insurance than what I paid for it. Had two CX's after that with no trouble.

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