500, 472, 425, 368 Discussion, odd smell coming from car burning smell in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; ok started the cadillac up well i smell like something is burning but brake fluid was all over the exhause ...
well i found out the smell today it was my power seats i guess a wire got hot and start to but the seat foam then the leater had to hose the inside of my car down to get it now so i kinda has water and fire damage now im really pissed about all this
Automobile(s): '78 Superior Cadillac Amublance, '69 Miller Meteor Ambulance
Re: odd smell coming from car burning smell
The smell of smoke isn't something to be ignored. Had you tracked down the odor, you would have saved yourself a lot of aggravation. Remove the carpets and put them out to dry, otherwise they will mildew. If you rent a carpet cleaner, you can use the hand wand to clean them and also deodorize them at the same time. Do it now, because later is going to be too late. Once they carpet starts to develop mildew, it is very hard to remove, if not impossible. Then remove the seat and analyze the damage. It might not be as bad as you think. some burned wires and possibly the relay will need to be replaced. Depending on the year of the car, you can probably find the parts at the local salvage yard. Not all years seat mechanisms are the same, so make sure that you find the correct parts.