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Wired Electrical Event #4538072
10/09/17 01:43 PM
10/09/17 01:43 PM
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Kennett Square, PA
artbuc Offline OP
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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.

Re: Wired Electrical Event [Re: artbuc] #4538081
10/09/17 01:53 PM
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Nearby cop flipped his lights on briefly??


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Re: Wired Electrical Event [Re: artbuc] #4538083
10/09/17 01:53 PM
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Great Lakes
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It would be interesting to see if there are any codes stored in the ECU.


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Re: Wired Electrical Event [Re: artbuc] #4538113
10/09/17 02:22 PM
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Kennett Square, PA
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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.

Re: Wired Electrical Event [Re: Quattro Pete] #4538136
10/09/17 02:40 PM
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Kennett Square, PA
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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.

Re: Wired Electrical Event [Re: artbuc] #4538158
10/09/17 03:06 PM
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San Antonio, TX
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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.

Last edited by E150GT; 10/09/17 03:07 PM.

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Re: Wired Electrical Event [Re: artbuc] #4538172
10/09/17 03:12 PM
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Toronto Canada
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Ball lightning or St. Elmo's fire? Weird poop happens.

Re: Wired Electrical Event [Re: artbuc] #4538195
10/09/17 03:38 PM
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Just saw a video of ball lightning. Strange stuff.


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Re: Wired Electrical Event [Re: WobblyElvis] #4538201
10/09/17 03:42 PM
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Whatís weird is being pitched around in a STOL aircraft and then bolts peeling off around/through the cabin.

Re: Wired Electrical Event [Re: artbuc] #4538269
10/09/17 04:46 PM
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Sounds to me like this happened. Make sure she checks her tailpipe!

UFO

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.

Last edited by Anduril; 10/09/17 04:50 PM.

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Re: Wired Electrical Event [Re: artbuc] #4538341
10/09/17 06:01 PM
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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!)

Re: Wired Electrical Event [Re: artbuc] #4538445
10/09/17 07:48 PM
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Does her backside hurt, and she seemed to lose track of time ?

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