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Electrical burnt smell

Got into the truck to start it and when I turned the key, I heard a click noise. Tried it 3 more times and the same click noise. I have power on the dash and headlights. I held the key in the start position for 5 seconds then heard what sounded like a fuse blowing then smelled an electrical smell. what could have burnt? checked fuses and seem ok. could it be the ignition switch? starter relay? Any ideas? thank you

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Could be the starter motor burnt out. it does click this is to engage the motor arm to contact the flywheel to start engine. they have been known to catch fire when they have a fault as they use full power from the battery. when this happens it can damage the battery.

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If you had a short in the starter motor windings and held the key, you'd get a click and a burning smell. That would be the insulation burning off the electrical windings. There's a 40-amp max fuse in this circuit.

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check the crankshaft sensor

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SOURCE: headlights flicker all the time

Hi, my name is ricky and im 24 yrs old and from Bronx, N.Y . I bought my 03 impala in 04 and i had the same problem in 2007 in which that clicking noise happens. The headlights flicker, and even the gauges inside the car would flicker at times. It has nothing to do with fuses or a relay, please dont spend money on that b.s. like i did..lol I will try my best to explain what i did so that you can save some money and time. READ EVERYTHING AND USE ADVICE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
1st of all - I went to a junk yard/auto salvage yard to find a USED part that i needed. Often there are good parts from cars that have been totalled.
2nd- What i asked for was a Body Control Module. This controls most of the electric issues you are having and costed me about 50 dollars compared to a new one that was over $200 and reached up to $500.
3rd- I went head first under the steering column and found where the BCM was located. Poke around to find it cause it is def. there, hidden well. It doesnt take special skill to remove it or find it.
4th-Replace the BCM, but be advised that after you do this, your car might not crank over.My car did crank over because i installed a automatic starter previously so i could have started it with the remote start.
5th- you MUST take the car to a chevy shop so they can Program your car to the body control module this costed me about $250.
All together this information has to help you in someway.
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SOURCE: 2003 Chevy S10 won't start

Are you sure its the starter? did you try it in neutral? could be park neutral switch, or ignition switch, or if its a standard shift maybe it has a switch on clutch that it has to be depressed to start and its bad. As far as jump starting you cross the maine or big post on starter to small or little post on starter to do that, on a v6 starter it on the right side under exhaust manafold, and i think its on the same side on a 4 cyl.

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Purple solenoid wire shorted, no pwr coming from ign switch

look for a 5 amp fuse, crank fuse in car, not under hood

Posted on May 10, 2009

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SOURCE: When the ignition key is turned a clicking noise is heard.

Sounds like a bad ground. If the battery voltage does not drop when the starter is engaged, the starter is not getting the juice. Check the ground connection again. 90%

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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