Belladonna had a car problem today.
Who knew that starters had a Smoke Emitting Diode to signal that they were malfunctioning?
My best guess is an internal short.
Yes, we drove to Grand Rapids to see if it could be "fixed" with zip-ties and bicycle inner tube. I hoped that the insulation on one of the starter motor wires had rubbed through and the juice was shorting to the engine. No joy.
Mr Mechanic is going to make a dime or two off Belladonna's car.