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Will not start

Eingine spins over nicely...with key released to the start position, the check eng light is on numerous gages are on, the air bag indicator is blinking and under the engine air cleaner an electrical component is clicking ( ala solenoid like) Its not the fuse box but down in front of it mounted on the wheel well. All this occurs with the key in or out of the ignition.

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