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Recently, I just started seeing smoke come out from my steering wheel area. I went to go get it checked the next day and the guy I go to says it is the ignition wire. He sees a burnt spot on the wire. I tried looking up the part but I can't find the wire that I saw under my steering wheel. Is there a specific name for this part? I have a 91 honda civic dx hatchback.

Also, my dashboard lights have gone out but my headlights are still working well. Does this mean I may have to change the whole wiring system by my ignition?

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That depends on how badly your car burned. If it's just the ignition switch, you can get that easy.
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Am I suppose to notice any burned marks on any wire? I tried looking for it but I can't find anything. I don't know if I should buy that part if i'm not that sure thats the actual problem. Also, my dashboard lights have gone off. I haven't checked my fuses yet but I read a couple other forums that had this problem and they said it was not the fuses..

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Check your fuses. Also, the ign. switch is so cheap you can swap it out and see if it works. It might not have visible damage.
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The soldered connections on the back of the ignition switch will sometimes melt and create the smoke that you have seen. I had the exact same problem. You will not be able to see it unless you pull the ignition switch, and it is a pretty easy part to change and not too expensive.

Once you pull it out, take a look at the connections on the back, you should be able to see where the soldered has melted off.

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UPDATE: Still haven't got the new ignition switch.

Back lights have gone out. Does that still include a bad ignition switch?

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Yeah, it does still sound like it COULD be the cause(not by all means the only possibility)
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UPDATE: It was NOT my ignition switch... It ended up being my left turn signal switch!!! Hope this helps anyone out.

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