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Q: Car fuse problem

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I have a fuse that has caused my car to stop working.

A: Vehicles are equipped with large main fuses...

Vehicles are equipped with large main fuses that can cut power in the event of a large short to prevent hot wires from causing fires. I recommend having an experienced technician inspect the electrical system for a faulted item. They will also be able to replace any fuses and make any other repairs if necessary to get your car started again.

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