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    Default 1988 GMC Serria 2500 Electrical Problems HELP

    I have a 88 GMC I just bought, so on the drive to my garage And old Snow Plow Battery Line hook up touched the frame and smoke began to pour out of my steering wheel and steering column, Now my CD Player, Lights and Everything doesnt work unless the steering wheel is turned a certain way...Can someone please help me out on what I should do...Do I have to get a new wiring harness or is it something I can replace in the steering Column??
    Also when this happened The line going into the slave cylinder for the clutch turned red hot and I lost my clutch any ideas? I have a new clutch and buying a new slave cylinder.

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    Seems that you will need to replace the ignition wiring and is your clutch still out after its cooled down?? then i would think that you nuked the slave cyl...
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    Ya I did get my clutch back, So you think its gonna need an Ignition? I cant even start the truck anymore haha..Its just weird that nothing works till I turn the steering wheel a lil

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    Yeah the ignition wiring is probably a melted mess inside the column and when you turn the wheel it separates the wires enough so they dont touch...

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    Could it possibly be the headlight dimmer switch?

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    Not for the starting problem etc... You may have fried the dimmer switch in the column.. I would start with the Ignitions and starting problem.. Also check all your fuses since those are supposed to help stop some of the damage.

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    Ok well Im going to tearing it apart tomorrow and get back to you..

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    sounds good...

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