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WRONGLY FITTED BATTERY

1991 Daihatsu Rocky • 4 cylinder 4WD Manual • 156,800 miles

Hi, in my haste and in the darkness of an early morning I changed batterys but hooked it round wrong way, it smoked a bit no its dead, I checked all fuses inside cabin, they fine as are the 3 leading to battery, it has power to starter motor(i used a test light) and the front lights work but nothing else. Please help!
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Tezwah
June 6, 2011.




One of the main fuses should be bad. Did you use a test light to test the main fuse box underhood and also at the ignition switch?

Ensure the ground cable connection has not been burnt by the high voltage discharge. Use a jumper to connect between the battery negative terminal and engine and retest.

KHLow2008
Jun 6, 2011.
Do as KH has suggested and I would add to get the alternator tested as you may have a blown diode in the rectifier, this can cause mysterious battery discharge problems and lower that normal charge rates.
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Mhpautos
Jun 6, 2011.

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