Hooked up battery cables backwards

Tiny
DANCANIC
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  • 1999 MERCURY SABLE
  • 76,000 MILES
I have a 99 mercury sable 3.0 engine my buddy put the neg cable on positive terminal and vise sersa relized and removed it quickly we poped a few fuses and now with a new battery in car the car wont start unless jumped with another car and when running the battery light is on. I need help broke and just trying to help a friend
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Thursday, November 17th, 2011 AT 3:47 AM

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Tiny
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Prob not starting? Main fuse was prob blown if so.
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Thursday, November 17th, 2011 AT 4:03 AM
Tiny
DANCANIC
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Thank u for ur input bat light stays on car will run if jumper cables attached as soon as we pull the jumper cables off car runs for 15sec then sputters out
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Thursday, November 17th, 2011 AT 4:47 AM
Tiny
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Have the battery tested.
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Thursday, November 17th, 2011 AT 5:09 AM

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