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Most reported 1997 Acura RL problems
The relay that supplies electrical power to the fuel pump may fail, causing the engine to stall or fail to start.
I smelled and saw smoke coming from underneath the stearing column and the gauge needle lights don't work anymore. All the inside fuses are good and going to check under the hood now.
Car runs fine the only thing that I can see wrong is the normaly lighted neddle for rpm, mph, fuel are not lit.