87 Mustang Wiring ?

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    Hey , I'm new to forum have read a lot of good information on this site . Thanks!! but my problem is my son has my 87 mustang gt convertible and I'm out of town , he called and said there was smoke coming from under dash he snapped a pic of some wires that got hot but said everything seems to be working , can anyone tell me what these wires are going to or from ?
     
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    Pics? And...... Thread moved to Fox section
     
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    I couldn't figure out how to post a pic with my iPhone . And still can't haha
     
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    Emailed Them thanks for your help :)
     
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    looking at the wiring, there is a large ) gauge blue wire and a bunch of crimp on connectors in there. None of that is factory wiring. Someone must've installed an aftermarket stereo, alarm or other and I would bet it has something to do with the faulty connections or undersized wires used.
     
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    Ya I noticed that too . Any idea what the green and blue along with the burnt wires are leading to? Looks like black connector is pop riveted up into gauge cluster ? And on second picture what is that motorcraft box for ?
     
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    You need to trace down and see where that aftermarket wiring is going, where it is is grounded, and what power source it is tapped into.
     
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    Ok I'll have my son check it out and see if he can trace it , problem is I'm out of town for couple weeks and I don't want to come back to a pile of ashes :( I think I'll have him bring it to a shop to be on safe side even though he said everything is still working properly . That's why I'm confuse over what the factory wires go to
     
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