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Nothing no lights no electrical somebody gave my wife a boost I think they shorted something is there a iline fuse somewhere

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There is normally a main fuse, usually 100 amp or so, it could be in the underhood junction box (fuse box). hope this helps.

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Check you battery for volts first,your wife needed the jump start because it wouldn't start.So what caused the battery to go dead? Could it be the alternator,that's what charges up the battery in the first place.Put a full charge on the battery and test the alternator for output volts.If you can't do the test you can take it to your local auto parts store,they will help you,Could be because they want to sell you a new one or something?Lastly,if you get everything charged and the old girl still won't start you need to look at the fusible links.They are a safeguard against frying out the electrical.
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