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Old 03-07-2009, 01:53 PM   #1
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Electrical Fire...

My car started on fire

I was driving down the road and all the sudden the gauges and lights started going crazy. My car started making this beeping sound and the horn was going off...than my car died. When I came to a stop, smoke was poring out of my grill and my hood. When I popped the hood, there were some flames comming from the battery area (scary!) Luckily I had a fire extinguisher in the trunk of my car that we had just bought from the store...we put it to use and put the flames out.

Never thought I could say that my car started on fire but it did...it looks like I had an electrical fire.

Well, just thought I would share my luck with you guys...

I'll be posting some pictures tonight.


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threads like this are why i bought a good fire extinguisher and installed it right behind the center console between the seats
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threads like these are why I'm going to buy a fire extinguisher an install it....somewhere.

that sucks dude, are you gonna repair it?
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Old 03-07-2009, 02:38 PM   #4
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That sucks man
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that suck...
that is the reason why Austria require all cars have fire extinguisher in the trunk and safty package in the trunk
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no way....thats stinks man sorry to hear, good thing u had the fire extinguisher
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hmm mayb eill buy one now
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Old 03-07-2009, 04:29 PM   #8
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lol yeah i think everyone should have a fire extinguisher now

I just got a call from the dealership and they said it's fixable...I was hoping that the foci was totaled so i can have a reason to buy an 08 but it looks like I'll be just getting this fixed. The mechanic said that at first he was like no way is this fixable...but than after getting everything cleaned up, he said that it wasn't that bad...he said that they'll be replacing about 75% of the electrical and some of the engine components that were slightly melted...oh yeah...and a fresh coat of paint on the hood becuase the paint is effed from the heat of it...

i'll be out of a car for 3 weeks but hey...it could have been way worse! I think if anything, I learned that a fire extinguisher is going to be standard issue in my vehicles now lol
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My car started on fire

Well, just thought I would share my luck with you guys...
luck and you dont go together too well.

You really have had the worse luck ive ever seen.
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Old 03-07-2009, 08:43 PM   #10
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yeah...,i hate to say it but i'm thinking about getting rid of my focus and looking for another one...for some reason I haven't had any luck at all with this thing...i love it to death but it's costing me a fortune
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