Q: Electronics don't work after jumpstart

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After jumpstarting my car, none of the electronics work. The car starts fine, but no lights come on, the gauges don't work, and it does not come out of park.

Jumping a vehicle is a great way to receive instant power. On the other hand this can cause electrical issues if not done correctly. Multiple fuses can blow leaving you with a loss of power to many components in your car. A mechanic can inspect your electrical components and replace any fuses that have blown.

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