Hello again Brian -
Thank you for your reply and info..
Im sorry to hear that - You can see I had something similar in mind to what has happened ! Often times its a reverse polarity situation with the leads - but this can cause equal damage.
Now - Im going to run through it all - even though you have now done some repairs -
What you need to do now Brian is make a physical / visual check to trace where this smoke is coming from -
Its common to get the ignition electrical unit - on the end of the ignition under the cowl behind the steering wheel to burn out - so there's that... Also -if the smoke is emanating from deeper
in the dash, there is every chance the wiring has fried / melted... Basically you are going to have to strip as you need to find what's happened -and then hopefully you will be able to repair it.
I have to say its not unheard of for such to write a vehicle off ... wires -the whole loom either in the engine bay or under the dash up through the fuse boxes etc to the ignition can melt instantly under these circumstances - too rapidly to stop it while connected to the charger (or whatever the cause as above )... Too of course, it can take out the 12v Ecu's / computers -
I now note you have now done some wiring repairs - if it still wont go -you need to check the fuse / relay boxes - especially the underside for damaged wiring etc - and melted contacts.
IF all that is ok - then yes - you are looking at Ecu etc - A plug in diagnostic would be the next move now then - before sending anything off to ID exactly which module is not registering etc.
So at the moment its a search and find job Brian .... and then go from there, as you find. Let me know how you get on- Im always happy to help as / if needed more so -
Let me know if you need anything more on this at all -
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Best Rgds, MIKE.
Please note, you are rating the content of my "answer" - my help to you - not the "system" which can experience delays etc which are not under my personal control -or delays caused by "time -off" which we all have on occasion - Thank you.