I switched on the ignition on my '96 Saturn SL2 recently and acrid\nsmoke, like smoke from burning wires, poured out from behind the\ndash. I think the smoke originated near the ignition switch but can't\nbe sure.\n\nI turned off the switch and disconnected the battery. Later I\nreconnected the battery and with a fire extinguisher close by, I tried\nto get it to do it again, but it wouldn't. I looked at fuses but\ndidn't see any of them open. I'll do a continuity test on them next.\n\nThe ignition is now dead.\n\nAnybody know what the problem might be? I'm thinking it's the switch\nbut don't really know for sure.\n\nAny hints from Saturn mechanics?\n\nI've enjoyed this little car, replaced the starter, alternator, water\npump, and a few other things with the greatest of ease and a Haynes\nRepair Manual. Any help would be greatly appreciated.\n\nDoes anyone know the pinout on the ignition switch so I can test it?\nOr does anyone have any advice on how to test the switch? Or focus on\nthe problem? Thanks a million.