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Repairs after a crash...

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So my lightning was crashed into a guard rail and I'm hoping it can be repaired. What has me concerned is the possible electrical problems. Initially after the crash the truck wanted to call 911 cause it detected the crash. After that it would not turn on and said front motor disabled. shortly after that both screens shut down and the 4 ways stayed on. Now it's completely dead and the hood won't open with the manual release due to the lift mechanism on the passenger side being damaged so I couldn't get to the 12v battery. Mechanically the truck looks fine but not being able to turn it on has me worried. Is there an electrical safety mechanism that needs reset or replaced after a crash happens? Why did the truck say front motor disabled? Obviously the truck needs a ton of body work, it's getting it to turn on and run again that has me worried. Insurance is coming out tomorrow to get an estimate on the damage. I'm really just looking for information on the electrical system after a crash. I'm hoping it's something simple that shut it down due to a crash being detected...
Wish me luck and please keep the hate to a minimum I'm just looking for advice or repair information that applies here.

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Thanks for keeping this thread updated. I'm sorry for your three months without the truck. I have the 'same' Atlas Blue Lariat. I see you kept one, were you able to save both wheels? That would have been close to your deductible. Same running board? It looks like they did a nice job. It's hard to believe that labor was only ~$5000. Was there any hidden supplemental damage?
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