1997 BMW 325 smoking steering column

bmw
325

#1

1997 bmw 3 series has smoke coming from steering column


#2

You have an electrical short that is trying to burn your car to the ground. Stop driving it, now, and have it towed to a shop that can investigate and solve the problem. This is dangerous in many ways so please park it until it can be diagnosed.


#3

If you have an electrical fire in the car, you will not be able to see or breathe. I had this happen to me with a tractor-trailer. I pointed the rig at an empty field, pulled the Maxi- Brake and bailed out. Luckily I got only bumps and bruises, scrapes and cuts.


#4

I agree with this. I’d also disconnect the battery (the negative battery cable) in the meantime.


#5

Do not park this in the garage or close to your home unless you disconnect the battery.
Then have it towed to a shop that can solve your problem.

Yosemite