DAIHATSU ROCKY WRONGLY FITTED BATTERY

  • Tiny
  • tezwah
  • 1991 Daihatsu Rocky
  • 4 CYL
  • 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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Monday, June 6th, 2011 AT 10:23 AM

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  • KHLow2008
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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.

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Monday, June 6th, 2011 AT 12:45 PM
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  • mhpautos
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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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Monday, June 6th, 2011 AT 1:16 PM

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