Q: something is burning near the steering column when the headlight are on?? on 2002 Buick Regal

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my headlights stopped working on both sides.i replaced the bulbs-no in order to drive at night i hav to hold the turn signal switch back to propmt the high beams.eventually something started to smoke near the steering column.i replaced the turnsignal multi-switch and it still begins to smoke when the lights are on.what could this be??
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This is dangerous something is going to short out and blow fuses or burn the wiring harness, you need to remove the trim panels where you sense the burning smell is coming from and the see which wires are getting hot or are already burned. Look at a wiring diagram to then see what circuits are being affected. There is a company that independent auto repair shops get their information from, this same information is available inexpensively for people that work on their own cars.. The information is year make and model specific, covering repair procedures, torque specifications, fluid capacities and specifications, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate