Hook up jumper cables backwards. Consequences of backwards jumper cables

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What happens when you Jump Start your car the WRONG WAY!

hook up jumper cables backwards

The battery light in the car stays on now. Taking this problem to the dealer is going to cost a few big dollars, sounds like a flat rate job. If you're lucky, then the first device to start conducting effectively limited the reverse voltage to its own threshold, and everything else could still barely handle that. It had been parked with the lights on for 30 minutes and had to be jumped afterwards. Its demise was a direct result of their negligence. At least I did not have anything to do with it. I would not worry about the relays.


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Jumper cables started smoking, meleted entire insulation, WHY?

hook up jumper cables backwards

Posts of this nature will be removed. The may be related to a failed crankshaft position sensor, or possibly one or more of the coil packs. And one of the big box stores here once sold a generic battery with the polarity marked incorrectly. This can melt the insulation on the cables and potentially expose people to direct contact with the electrical cables. Better yet, keep the 12V auxiliary battery in top condition at all times so that a jump start is unneeded. Also you could actually fix the problem with a fuse replacement and not know it if you have a bad aux battery in the mix.

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Hooked up jumper cables wrong, but there seems to be no damage?

hook up jumper cables backwards

We have tested on many vehicles and we decided to show you what happens, what gets damaged, and how to fix your car if it happens to you. Were they even able to crank the dead truck? The battery is dead so I had to jump start the truck, and I hooked up the positive and negative backwards. Ended up frying the fuel lines and squirting gas all over me. A good jumper cable should use a large-gauge cable. Replace the fusible links, charge the battery, cross your fingers, and see what happens.

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What happens when you Jump Start your car the WRONG WAY!

hook up jumper cables backwards

Well, we decided to demonstrate you. When you go to replace the links, pull the battery out completely to be able to work easier-the links typically dont want to budge while the battery is out, check your positive and negative cables, but they should be ok as well. Note that you have two fuse boxes on either side of the engine compartment and a fuse box on the side of the dashboard that you can see when the driver's door is open. Basically, it means that transistors blow faster, and so a fuse is practically worthless for that purpose. Give him a chance to make good.

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OT Neighbor hooked up jumper cables backwards

hook up jumper cables backwards

If I was in a position to make a decision about your claim I would want to just hear the cold facts. Did a tow truck come and get it started? Did you check the super master fuse in the box under the hood? You may need to have your co-worker file a claim with her insurance, which will then seek to collect from your insurance company. I don't care about the battery, as it was garbage to begin with. Tried to jump a friends battery, and my idiot friend hooked up the jumper cables backwards. While traveling on a company car their Chevrolet Trailblazer would not start. Does anyone have part numbers for the fuseable links? Ok, so it's red + cable on the dead battery first then other red cable + on the good one. They swear they had it hooked up right.

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How to Hook up Jumper Cables: 13 Steps (with Pictures)

hook up jumper cables backwards

Any offending posts will be deleted, this rule will be enforced with extreme prejudice. A quick way to check also is to put a test light inline on the negative battery cable. Once the casing is cracked, escaping hydrogen can potentially ignite and explode. They were able to get a new fuse in but the fuse box was so deformed they had to bend the terminals around the fuse. Cheap jumper cables would be my first guess.

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OT Neighbor hooked up jumper cables backwards

hook up jumper cables backwards

Sometimes the main fuse will blow. I feel that there might be something down the road that might turn up from this major gaffe. If, however, the key is on a great deal of damage can be done. There are a number of things you could have fried having jump started your car the wrong way. Automotive batteries are designed to produce the high electrical current required to start the engine.

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Jumper cables started smoking, meleted entire insulation, WHY?

hook up jumper cables backwards

I was trying to jump start my prius and the dumb guy helping connected the cables backwards. Add any other historical stuff that might play into this problem. The new battery was put in correctly but hooked up incorrectly. Better insurance companies cover this type of accident under your comprehensive coverage. Starter relay, again I'm not sure if the Pruis has one.

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Jumper cables hooked backwards!

hook up jumper cables backwards

He may just feel the same way. First, let me say, I cannot believe they had the gall to ask you to pay for the alternator. Thought id switch the cables around, wondering if there is some manufactures discrepancy? Although I still consider myself to be a Newbie, -- just got my 5K mi. Its the fuse that supplies power from the switch to the voltage regulator. We are testing in in the video and you can find out what actually happens. Nobody knows the answer till you find it. Also I checked every single fuze, in both boxes.

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