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1998 civic has a short somewhere and cannot find it

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Well thats realy not much to go on what is not working and what is . also if your going to find and fix it go get a do it yourself repair manuel . haynes chilton etc etc try half priced book store or auto parts stores . those books have electrical trouble shooting section .if you post any thing else please be more specifik and no i cant spell good luck check the fuses first and get a can of electrical parts wash at the auto parts store to clean your conections with

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