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Ignition Switch Problem

I.have a 1974 124 Spider. I did the “brown wire modification” in order to correct a starting problem. Please note that I am an electrical idiot. Followed the instructions and then tried to start the car. Cranked over fine but had smoke coming from the ignition switch on the third try. Assumed I did something wrong and burned out the ignition switch. Ordered a new switch and replaced along with all fuses under left side of the dash. I have nothing when I turn the switch. There is what looks like to me another fuse holder (longer, black ends) that connects to one of the wires going to the ignition switch but I have not opened it, etc. I did not reinstall the switch into the columns while testing but do not know if that could cause a problem. Any help/advice greatly appreciated! As I said earlier, I am electrically challenged and classic Fiat mechanics are pretty rare in Easley, SC! Thanks
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