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I just had my battery replaced. Now my turn signals and ac dont work. I also went to emmisions and got a "obdii system not ready" drive cycle. How many miles do I have to drive before the system is ready? Is this why my ac is not working?

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  2. Fuel tank level should be between 1/2 and 3/4 fill with 3/4 fill being the most desirable.
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