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Cabriolet, moderately ablaze

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Was driving home in my Cabby and hit a small bump, saw some bright sparks in the center console, followed briefly by white smoke. Lovely. Now the instrument cluster light doesn’t work anymore, but the radio does now. Odd.

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My car was equipped with center gauges. I say “was” because all the glass faces had broken off and I was tired of the rattles, so I removed them. I guess the battery gauge had 12v directly from the battery and arced off something when I hit a bump. Surprising, startling, but not serious. Probably. I pulled the negative off the battery cable to break the circuit so it shouldn’t present itself in the meantime, but we’ll see if there’s still a Cabby there in the morning.

In the meantime, recommend me an in car fire extinguisher and hold down bracket, Oppo.

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