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Lightning strike!! is there a fuse??

If a fuse needs replaced, where is it and how to get to it??

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Power surge will blow the main power fuse. Usually located in the engine bay quite close to the positive battery terminal. Ampere rating of such fuse is usually 80A upwards. Some have markings, some may be in a form of a metal strip mounted on posts with screws and located in box. A service manual for you car model would be useful to you.

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