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#4538072 - 10/09/17 01:43 PM Wired Electrical Event
artbuc Offline

Registered: 12/02/05
Posts: 1127
Loc: West Chester, PA
Re 2010 Acura MDX

Wife driving in light rain. Says car turned blue momentarily like it was struck or engulfed by an electrical charge. After event all seemed normal. Iíll check it out when she gets home but wondered if anyone has a clue as to what happened. Thanks.

PS Wife does not take meds or use psychotropic drugs.

#4538081 - 10/09/17 01:53 PM Re: Wired Electrical Event [Re: artbuc]
Virtus_Probi Offline

Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 3464
Loc: New England
Nearby cop flipped his lights on briefly??
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#4538083 - 10/09/17 01:53 PM Re: Wired Electrical Event [Re: artbuc]
Quattro Pete Offline

Registered: 10/30/02
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Loc: Great Lakes
It would be interesting to see if there are any codes stored in the ECU.
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#4538113 - 10/09/17 02:22 PM Re: Wired Electrical Event [Re: artbuc]
artbuc Offline

Registered: 12/02/05
Posts: 1127
Loc: West Chester, PA
Wife says she heard electrical buzzing while windshield lit up blue, espically on right side. She thinks she felt vibration in steering wheel too. I wonder if a transformer just happened to blow while she drove by the pole. I will check for stored codes.

#4538136 - 10/09/17 02:40 PM Re: Wired Electrical Event [Re: Quattro Pete]
artbuc Offline

Registered: 12/02/05
Posts: 1127
Loc: West Chester, PA
Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
It would be interesting to see if there are any codes stored in the ECU.

No codes or any other evidence of a malfunction.

#4538158 - 10/09/17 03:06 PM Re: Wired Electrical Event [Re: artbuc]
E150GT Offline

Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 1018
Loc: San Antonio, TX
something like this happened to me while driving in a torrential downpour. I ran over something on the highway as i felt it. Like maybe a power line. I heard a loud electrical buzz and a bright blue light. Scared the [censored] out of me and my friend. Scariest drive I have ever been on. there was so much water coming down that my brakes stopped working while driving through the street. I passed up my apartment entrance because I couldnt stop. This was in my 84 Mercedes.

Edited by E150GT (10/09/17 03:07 PM)
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#4538172 - 10/09/17 03:12 PM Re: Wired Electrical Event [Re: artbuc]
WobblyElvis Offline

Registered: 09/23/14
Posts: 1237
Loc: Toronto Canada
Ball lightning or St. Elmo's fire? Weird poop happens.

#4538195 - 10/09/17 03:38 PM Re: Wired Electrical Event [Re: artbuc]
SHOZ Offline

Registered: 06/28/03
Posts: 5525
Loc: Illinois
Just saw a video of ball lightning. Strange stuff.
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#4538201 - 10/09/17 03:42 PM Re: Wired Electrical Event [Re: WobblyElvis]
4WD Offline

Registered: 09/21/10
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Loc: Texas/International
Whatís weird is being pitched around in a STOL aircraft and then bolts peeling off around/through the cabin.
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#4538269 - 10/09/17 04:46 PM Re: Wired Electrical Event [Re: artbuc]
Anduril Offline

Registered: 02/19/07
Posts: 1016
Loc: Perris, CA
Sounds to me like this happened. Make sure she checks her tailpipe!


Meteor shower? Shooting star? Saw one on the freeway at night, wife saw the whole thing I just saw the car light up for a second.

Edited by Anduril (10/09/17 04:50 PM)
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#4538341 - 10/09/17 06:01 PM Re: Wired Electrical Event [Re: artbuc]
Kruse Offline

Registered: 10/05/05
Posts: 4253
Loc: Kansas
My brother-in-law was driving his Dodge pickup in a rain storm and his vehicle was actually hit by lighting.
The vehicle was totalled because the electrical system was fried.

You haven't been watching any old X-files episodes where they look at their watch to see if they lost time from an alien abduction? (J/K!)

#4538445 - 10/09/17 07:48 PM Re: Wired Electrical Event [Re: artbuc]
rubberchicken Offline

Registered: 07/07/08
Posts: 399
Loc: Maryland USA
Does her backside hurt, and she seemed to lose track of time ?