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Unfamiliar fuses, not sure if they're blown.

Wife crossed terminals when jump starting the car. The engine starts, car runs, but now the service engine light is on. I suspected some blown fuses. I know for certain 2 of the blade fuses are blown. But there are some 'cartridge' fuses with a clear window on the top. I'm unsure to tell if they're blown. I don't see a gap, but they're is a black dot in one, and two of the others have a green tint. Also, there is a 100 amp fuse that looks blown. But some summary googling makes me think that if that was blown, the car wouldn't start. Any tips would be appreciated.

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Check the suspected fuses first with an ohm meter for continuity, a fuse can look good but be actually bad, espcially after what happened in your case, i would check and replace as i went, remove the negative battery terminal from battery and let the codes clear then after yu replace the fuses replace the battery terminal to see if it pops any more codes, then go from there

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