Your right, I need to be more descriptive. The smoke was blowing out the middle air vent just above the stereo. It was thick and dark, then it just quit after about 3 seconds. I don't know how to go about taking the dash apart to see anything. Can anyone point me in the direction of a parts breakdown or something? I checked the fuses, they are all good. The smell was like burnt wiring or something electrical. Also, my fan blows whether I have it in the on position or not. Sometimes when I start the car it comes on, blows and then turns off all while the switch is in the OFF position. Is that normal? This is the newest BMW I have owned so all the bells and whistles have me slightly perplexed.