Q: Q: Car cut out and won't start

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Tried to start our w rej Peugeot 206 gti this morning, it ran for around 30 seconds then cut out. Subsequently it won't start but turns over, seems to smell of electrical burning somewhere around the steering column. Maybe not related but did have a new back box put on a couple of days ago. Can hear clicking coming from the bonnet when we stop turning the ignition and the dials seem to have a mind of their own. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks :)

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