bad smelling smoke coming from center console

Asked by Aug 30, 2015 at 08:04 PM about the 2002 Pontiac Firebird Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When driving the my 02 firebird i can feel heat coming from the center console
and when at a stop i can see smoke coming from the center console

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247,175

Get it checked ASAP, you don't need a vehicle fire. I would think it would be transmission fluid or oil dripping onto the exhaust would be my guess. Time for new gaskets.

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Or there is a control module located there I thks for the air bags might be that get it checked right away!

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49,395

Does the smoke smell like burning oil or electrical?

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It almost smells electrical, l do know it's not oil

49,395

I wouldn't drive the car till you find the source. If it is electrical it could catch fire destroying the car and possibly causing injury to you or someone else.

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