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2013 equinox ut by lightning, key will turn wont start, all

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2013 equinox hiut by lightning, key will turn wont start, all lights on dash are on , wipers wont shut off, any reset procedure on the road side available
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Tool Hut replied 1 year ago.

Hi, My Name is***** have over 20 years experience repairing vehicles and am an ASE Certified Master Auto Technician. I am confident we can resolve your problem together.I guess I don't understand what you are asking. There could be multiple problems after being hit by lightning. First thing I would do is read all of the codes. See what is happening. Might try clearing the codes and see what comes back right away. With lightning the possibilities are endless.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
dont have a way of reading codes, im the car owner. I tried disconnecting battery and touching positive to negative to create a system ground. and also tried leaving terminals disconnected for an hour no luck. still get all dashboard warnings lights coming on, wipers wont shut off, and engine wont turn over. Believe it smoked the computer.
Expert:  Tool Hut replied 1 year ago.
I believe you may be right. Lightning has a strange way with electronics.