Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: Black 2005 ML 500
Location: Galveston, TX
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When I was a kid, my father was driving in between towns and suddenly the
When I was a kid (around 40 years ago), my father was driving in between towns, in a sunny day, and suddenly the windshield exploded all over us. We never knew what hit it..
I heard that in some countries they break into the cars by using a high voltage trick (a spark plug and something else) that causes the windows to just break into pieces. Maybe, if it was raining and lightning?, you got hit by a lightning leader instead of a direct lightning? Nothing will happen to you since you are inside a metal void and the voltage and current will just go around you but maybe the moonroof glass was not able to handle it.. but then why did the other windows did not suffer the same fate.. Were they maybe better insulated since they have different mounting mechanisms that the moonroof..?
Well just shooting some ideas since the moonroof is a pretty sturdy piece... Happy to hear that everybody was ok..!!
2005 ML 500
Black, 18" AMG Wheels, 285/60R18 Yokohama Geolander HTS + Bi-Xenons(+ Drew's e-code mod, though the reflectors rusted off and do not give out much light anymore), Yakima roof bars, Akebono pads all around. Former vehicle 2001 ML 320 with 108K miles, when traded, and a large repair/defect history. After all these years of owning my current 2005 ML 500, it is a major unreliable vehicle with a very large/expensive repair/defect history and has been like this since brand new.