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Why is there smoke coming from the ignition switch ?

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Sounds like the electrical ignition switch needs replaced. it should be on top of steering column under the dash on drivers side.

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A good source of help for you is a one year subscription to your Nissan, available at : www.alldatadiy.com It is worth the money , and helps you fix things, step by step.

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