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Cant connect diagnostic computer in port and get accurate reading on check engine and where is eic fuse located

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Eic located in main fuse box is under the hood in main fuse box,lift lid off and location will be diagram on inside of lid.you can reset that light by disconnecting positive cable from battery for 10mins. that will reset your whole computer. thank you for choosing fixya.com

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