In a message dated 05/07/05 10:53:35 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> Those of us that have worked with things "electric".
> KNOW that Smoke is what makes up electronics,
> once the smoke escapes, those things will not work any longer!
Now you see, pretty much all the members of NASS (the car club I belong to)
know and understand this. It was determined that Lord Lucas, Prince of
Darkness, designed the electrical system this way so that problems and
would be easily detected, and should a component in the electrical system fail
while motoring, massive amouts of smoke will excape from the electrical
conduit, alerting you of the problem, but the down side is that without the
contained within the system, the vehicle will also cease to operate. This
USUALLY happens in areas far from civilization and without cell phone access.