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Old 07-08-2013, 09:13 PM   #1
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Recently when starting my gas motorhome smoke came out from igniton switch then nothing. Since then when try to start, lights on dash not working,clicking noise from dash board and veh does not start. Is there an inline fuse for veh. Additional it is a Workhorse chassis. Any help would be nice. Thanks

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Old 07-09-2013, 05:28 AM   #2
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There is a workhorse forum here on irv2 and you might want to post your question there too. If it happened to me, I'd be trying to take the ignition switch out and see what might be burned. If there is a fuse and it blew, replacing it will just start the smoke again. You gotta find what is shorting out.

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Old 07-09-2013, 05:30 AM   #3
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Dude, if you had smoke come out of the iginition switch and then nothing, then you have some serious problems. Possibly with the switch, or could be some wiring. And the symptoms you listed would not typicaly be a fuse problem. And if you continue to try to start the vehicle it could lead to worse problems, maybe a short starting a fire! If you are not comfortable chasing wiring problems I would recommend you have a professional look at it, soon. You may need a new igniton switch.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:30 AM   #4
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Welcome to irv2. I'll move this to the Workhorse forum as has been suggested.

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Old 07-09-2013, 06:15 AM   #5
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Welcome to irv2.
You need a new wiring harness for the ignition switch and you may have a 40 amp fuse blown in the chassis fuse box on your fire wall.
The harness goes over a metal wire bend at the top of your steering colume and the wires shaft on the bend, every time you adjust the steering wheel the insulation wares through and wires will ground to metal.
You could also have wires that are pulled taunt from the movement of steering wheel across the ignition switch.
After you get it fixed put a piece of spaghetti wrap around the wires over the bend mine has had no problem for 8 years.
You can fix yourself now that you know the problem or be towed to Chev dealer and have fixed.
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