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Is there a fuse or relay that can be blown by lightning?

Lightning struck near my 1998 Ford Explorer Sport while I was driving and everything went off. Vehicle restarted but SRS, ABS, and door ajar lights stay on. Also radio will comes on but will not play and speed odometer does not work. I can't find any blown fuses. Any ideas?

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  • edavis18944 May 31, 2009

    I can't clarify anymore than what I stated before: Lightning struck near my 1998 Ford Explorer Sport while I was driving and the vehicle stopped running. The vehicle restarted but the SRS, ABS, and door ajar lights stay on. Also radio will come on but there is no sound. The speed odometer does not work at all. All other guages and accessories are working fine as far as I can tell. I can't find any blown fuses. If the computer shorted out, would only the items I mentioned be affected or would all components associated with the computer be out as well? Thanks

  • its420_us May 11, 2010

    Sounds like it shorted out your vehicles computer.

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Obviously all the sensors that control everything that is lighting up in your vehicle are not communicating correctly with the vehicle's computer. You can take your vehicle to your local autozone, they will scan and reset the computer codes for you for free. If that doesn't correct your issues, I would replace the vehicles computer.

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