Car smells like burning plastic

Tiny
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  • 2005 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 90,000 MILES

My 2005 malibu classic smells like buring plastic. I checked under the car to see if there was a plastic bag stuck, but there wasn't. I cant figure out what its is. Please help!

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Friday, November 18th, 2011 AT 4:58 PM

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Tiny
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Check under the dash and under the hood, any wiring or connectors melted? I wouldn't drive it till you find the issue.

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Friday, November 18th, 2011 AT 6:25 PM
Tiny
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Another thing to look at is look under the car and make sure you didn't run over a plastic shopping bag that would leave it melted to the catalytic converter.

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Friday, November 18th, 2011 AT 6:45 PM

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