WRONG POLARITY WHEN JUMP STARTED

  • Tiny
  • Mur19
  • 1999 FORD ESCORT
  • 90 MILES

I was recently jump started and the guy hooked up the battery wrong, reversed polarity, and it blew the 100 amp main fuse. I replaced the fuse. All of them and the car runs fine except. It will not go back into gear unless a use a screw driver in the reset spot to the right of the shifter, however it does work each time I do this. Also the turn signals both do not work (hazards do thou) and the speedometer also doesn't work? The car is a 1999 ford escort, where do I go from here?

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Friday, April 6th, 2012 AT 9:15 AM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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Recheck all the fuses, some could have been blown when the incident occurred.

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Friday, April 6th, 2012 AT 1:16 PM
  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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Especially the brake light fuse.

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Friday, April 6th, 2012 AT 1:31 PM
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  • Djcl
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You might have problems with other modules down the road. Lots of odd problems might happen

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Friday, April 6th, 2012 AT 2:38 PM

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