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okay heres what happened i am driving on the freeway about 75, i turned on the heater and i smell this funny odor. i look around and my heater control panel is smoking. has this happened to anybody else? if so can someone tell me wha the **** is going on
 

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did it smell like melting plastic or did it have a sweet smell to it. it could be a leaking heater core and the "smoke" might have been steam. i had a 83 buick regal that did this to me. it filled the whole car with what i that was smoke at first but it turn out to be a bad heater core
 

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sounds like a coolant leak in the heater core. Check the floor for wetness and also the coolant reservoir level. You could just have a pin hole that only leaks under load. Its a SOB to get to, so maybe stop leak for a fix may be in order.
 
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