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I was on the freeway and it just stopped working. now when I…

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I was on the...

I was on the freeway and it just stopped working. now when I turn on the ignition, the electrical lights up the dashboard lights but the car does not attempt to start.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?

I have not. I use a wheelchair but I will have someone check the fuses. the dashboard bulbs all light up when turning ignition

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

2005 Focus ZX4 SE

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Focus yourself? What have you tried so far?

I haven't tried anything yet. I just got it towed to my house

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