Hi guys,

My Mi has given this funny 'warm electrics' smell since I bought it - I think coming through the vents. There doesn't seem to be any problems, and I've driven it on longish trips in hot weather without issues. You also don't notice it driving around, just when you get in and start up, or sit in the car with the ignition on.

I know the first step is to take the dash cowl off and look at the instrument pack and dash wiring (feeling for warm things or looking for melted wiring!) - I have to do this anyway to sort the speedo cable/needle wobble.

But, is there a specific area known that causes this smell, such as the continuously running fans? Like I say, it's just noticable; not a serious issue AFAIK.

Stuey

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