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    burning smell, starter clicking!!!

    Hi All
    Wife came home and told me the car was smelly and signs of smoke were spotted when she got out the car.

    Had a look to find an awful burning smell from the engine bay and when trying to start the car all I get is a clicking sound.

    It's not the battery as the lights stay bright when trying to start the car. Also the key is a bit sticky in the ignition.

    Has the starter fried and are these easy enough to replace yourself or is it a dealer job?

    It's a 1.8 convertible.
    2005 Astra Mk4 Convertible Exclusiv
    1977 Opel Kadett C City SR - only 410 made
    1971 Triumph Vitesse Convertible

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    Check battery connectors, the chassis and engine earth.
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