Burning Electrical Smell

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  1. NHXRUNNER

    NHXRUNNER "New Hampster"
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    So I’ve got a burning electrical smell on the exterior near the windshield wiper cowl. I’ve been having and intermittent blower motor issue. Investigated tonight to find this....
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    Wire exposed and a burnt up plug. Question is does anyone know where the wires from the blower terminate? Do they run through that wiper cowl? How far do I need to chase this? How do I know I have chased it far enough?
     
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    smell probbaly coming through the blower up into the cowl where it gets fresh air
     
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    I don't think that's it....I "fixed" the fan temporarily (repinned the connector and spliced in new wire to repair the damage) and i'm still getting the smell at the DS cowl/firewall.
     
  4. NHXRUNNER

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    Pulled the wiper cowl.....not much in there. Only wiring is related to the wipers themselves. So if it is the blower connector I should smell it more pronounced on the passenger side. Pulled the 4 awg power wire for my audio system, no change.....I don't want to take this crap to the dealer...they'll rake me over the coals for diag.
     
  5. revobreaker

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    Do the wires get hot when the blower is on? or just the connector? Do you get the smell if the blower is off?
    Maybe leave it disconnected and drive a bit
    They could also be unrelated
    Is there anything you have touched electrical recently? Make sure a wire didn't get pinched while doing some maintenance or work under the hood.
    can you smell it under the hood, or just through the cowl?
     

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