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Car is dead. Battery is good but no lights, windshield wiper, etc.

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You are positive that the battery is good? Have you taken the battery out and had it checked to see how many volts are in it? If you have no lights, no auxiliary power that it has to either be a battery issue or a battery connection issue. Take the battery cables off and clean them very good with either a wire brush or a tooth brush with a mixed concentrate of baking soda and water. Reattach the cables and see what happens then. If that does not work, take the battery to a parts store, Autozone ect. and have it tested.

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Check the fuses under the hood. There is a fuse/relay block there.

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