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I recharged my battery but my dashboard lights don't work

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Check the fuses first,if not must be hooked up the european scan tool to reset the lights

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If you find the Battery cables were the problem, you need to recharge the Battery. A jumpstart may get you going, but the Alternator is meant to keep up with the current electrical demands and it will take a long time to fully recharge the Battery.

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