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Unread 05-12-2013, 04:50 PM   #1
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so stupid swithed postive and negative battery pleas help

i am so stupid so please save me of every one on here making fun
so i switched my postive and neg and when to go turn on my jeep saw that lights came on then relized that it would not start and saw what i did rong switched back and when into the car and heard really really fast clicking then tried to start again and her a sound but it was not turning over at alll what to do what to check first is there a main fuse to check pleasssse help me

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Unread 05-12-2013, 05:05 PM   #2
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People other than trolls like me might respond if you didn't type like a 2 year old
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Unread 05-12-2013, 10:18 PM   #3
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Check the fuses in the PDC next to the battery. I managed to get the positive and negative the wrong way round when I bought a battery and installed it in the dark without realising that the terminals on the battery were the opposite way to what I was expecting. There was a major spark when I touched the negative clamp to the positive terminal, and two of the big fuses in the PDC blew. I can't remember which ones, but they did their jobs, because after I replaced them the ZJ was fine. No other damage.
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Unread 05-12-2013, 10:32 PM   #4
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People other than trolls like me might respond if you didn't type like a 2 year old
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Unread 05-13-2013, 06:50 AM   #5
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Well, two things usually happen when you do this. Either the fuses for the alternator blow in the pdc or you fry the computer. Or both.

Good luck, you're going to need all you can get.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 06:06 PM   #6
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This happens more than you might think, I feel that batteries should come with a big red + right by the pos terminal post in case you have to swap a batt under less than ideal conditions.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 07:19 PM   #7
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I've experienced that loud rapid clicking before. It happened after it was sitting for a week. What would happen is I would try to start it, it would click then the alarm would start flashing (no horn).

As I recall I fixed it by removing the battery terminals, cleaning them, then hooked it up and she fired right up. In my case too much mud and dirt had given me a bad connection to the battery. So it is possible you messed up the battery connections/battery or possibly the battery wires. Try swapping a battery from a friends car to just see if it will start. And go from there.

Trying to be positive for ya! Good luck!
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Unread 05-16-2013, 08:15 PM   #8
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This is probably what that inept mechanic did to my vehicle when he said the power "backflowed" through the system, messing up half of my sensors and killing the computer.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 08:44 PM   #9
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POS terminal is larger than NEG terminal (and they are normally marked).

If the first cable clamp doesn't fit correctly... ... Don't hook up the second!
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Unread 05-16-2013, 09:26 PM   #10
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You must have some long battery cables, there's no way my stock length positive cable will reach the negative post.

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Unread 05-17-2013, 05:26 PM   #11
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Did you accidentally put the battery in backwards?
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Unread 05-17-2013, 05:41 PM   #12
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Did you accidentally put the battery in backwards?
betting this...altho even with that you would have had to reach the cables across the entire battery, now way mine even before I had to replace the ends would have made it that far.
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Unread 05-18-2013, 02:52 AM   #13
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Will the battery cables stretch far enough to allow the battery to be put in backwards? Mine don't. The only reason I was able to connect the cables up backwards was because I bought the wrong model of battery, so it had the positive and negative terminals the opposite way around. I should have bought an 85BR60K, and I bought an 85B60K - that missing "R" in the model number made the difference. And then I didn't want to wait until morning to install it, so I did it in the dark...
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