Help! 156 jts wiring fire
I have a 2002 156 JTS, internal facelift model. I had the following problem today, and was wondering if anyone had any idea what the cause may be, or if anyone has had the same problem.
Whilst driving today I had some smoke appear from under the passanger side front wing. It looked like it was coming from behind the indicator repeater judging from where the smoke was coming from. There was none, or very very little smoke in the car. Obviously I stopped and switched off. As soon as I switched off the ignition the smoke stopped. When I switched back on, there was no more smoke. The car started and runs fine, but the indicators and hazzards do not work. Also, the computer in the car is showing that both Driver side doors are open, even though they are not.. The only other thing is that when I lock the doors, the reopen straight away. I assume this is because it thinks the doors are still open. Finally, when I lock the doors with the keyfob, the central locking works, but the "bleep" that is normally heard does not work.
I am fairly capable with cars, having been a car mechanic for a number of years, and will have a good look under the dash / inside the door / under the wing, and will obviously replace / repair any damage to wiring. I was just wondering if anyone could give me a headstart as to what might have caused it, or is it a known Alfa problem.
Any clues would be very gratefully recieved.