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I noticed a possible electrical problem with my ESC switch, looks like something is over heating and causing the plastic to deform, any ideas ?
lol- my first thought when i saw that picture was- wow- they installed it backwards-
but then i realized you were in australia......
that section that is bubbling up appears to be where the button/switch for the windshield de-icer goes......
have you checked the fuse box for any odd looking things there?

from checking kiatechinfo-
i cant find any fuses directly related to the windshield wiper deicers-
but there is a fuse 'deicer' described as 'icm relay box windshield defogger relay'
and another fuse 'ign 1-a'
described as 'esc switch,eps control module'

have you done any electrical mods where you piggy backed off the fuse panel onto either of those fuses?

in any case- i'd def take to dealer - cuz an electrical fire is no fun at all.

looking at the picture-that bubble up area looks just like what and where the plug would be if you had the windshield deicer......
wondering if there is a chance a piece of wire or something fell behind the cover and shorted a plug that wasnt being used out?
 

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yup-i think you plugged right into the deicer fuse- its 15amps and 4th down.....
(and if not the deicer-if you went all the way over- you got that wire into the 15amp seat heater)

lol- gotta love it in a way- that the simplist solutions are- what did you do before it blew up?
 

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And me being an ex Firefighter it would have been enbarrassing if my car caught alight LOL. Thx for your help

lol rpps-
1) the ex firefighter bit- yeah- all the buddies at the station would be yanking you a new one..........
2) aint that why we are all here? to help each other thru it all?


i'm just glad we figured it out and that you didnt set your car on the barbie- lol

soon as the bridge is built- i'll drive over and visit you :)
 

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LOL it would have to be a long one ...Just did a video for you on U Tube of my home town called Hobart, in the state of Tasmania YouTube - Hobart. Tasmania. Tasmania
Being a 911 Dispacher you probably can work out what my personalized number plate means ...( EX Fireman and out here we dile 000 for emergencies)
yup-i know the 999/000 versions.....

after 23 years of listening to "flor-i-duhs".......
i really wish there was a bridge that i could drive across to hang out with you.........
 
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