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Monday, February 16, 2015

2003 Saturn L300 Burning smell coming from the dash

Burning Smell, Replaced Speedometer

ComplaintThe customer states there is a burning smell coming from the vehicle.


Confirmed the customer’s complaint and found there was a burning smell coming from the vehicle. The smell seemed to be originating from the dash area. Road tested the vehicle and found the speedometer was intermittently inoperative. Removed the instrument cluster for a closer inspection and found the burning smell was coming from the speedometer. Removed the speedometer from the cluster and found the circuit board was melted, which confirmed the speedometer was faulty and the cause of the burning smell.

Replaced the speedometer and verified the vehicle operated properly. The customer’s concern did not return.

1 comment:

  1. Does this apply to older Saturn cars? I have a 1993, I believe S series model with some problems. I am guessing that they are a lot different. I just wasn't sure if there were things that they kept the same for each one.