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I was helping jump someones car, and before I could pay attention to what they were doing, they accidentally put the jumper cables on the red/black stems coming off of my fuse box, instead of on the battery located below it. He said he saw sparks when he did it, my car started, all interior lights are on, and the clock never even reset, but my check engine light is now on solid. Could this be due to a blown fuse??

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Un-hook one cable from your battery and leave it off for at least 20 minutes then hook it back up. That re-boots the computer. If the light comes back on then you have an actual problem. Take it to Advance Auto parts and they will read out the computer error codes for you and that will tell you what the computer thinks the problem is. Of course you may have to re-set your radio stations.

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