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I had electrical smoke to come from under passenger

I had electrical smoke...

I had electrical smoke to come from under passenger dashboard on a 2001 s430.

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Have you been losing oil or coolant?

138500

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your S430 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes. I had to replace the battery as when I bought it had an acid battery in it which was causing lots of dead battery and no starts, of course. The blower motor was also not working when I bought it, so I thought maybe the resistor or motor burned up. Also the airmatic shocks are going down a lot every since I purchased the car.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Also there was water in the trunk where the audio amp and cd changer are. It has been recurring when it rains of course and I have vacuumed it out 3 times. It has blew the amp and the cd changer didn't work when I got it.

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I listed and explained all the symptoms earlier today on my 2001 Mercedes s430.
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