2002 Mitsubishi Diamante electrical problem

Tiny
ALIASBETH356
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  • 2002 MITSUBISHI DIAMANTE
  • 2.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 116,000 MILES
I tried to jump my dead battery and blew some fuses. Replaced the battery and now I don't have dashboard lights, clock, radio or turn signals. Replaced the main fuse because I didn't have power windows or heater. They both now work.
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Sunday, December 14th, 2014 AT 12:03 PM

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Tiny
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There will be two fuse boxes, one inside and one under the hood. It's pretty common today for fuses to blow when the battery is reconnected. That's from the memory circuits in the numerous computers charging up. To prevent this next time, use a "memory saver" device that plugs into the cigarette lighter or power outlet, but be sure those circuits remain live with the ignition switch off. If you must turn the ignition switch on for them to work, a memory saver won't work in them because their little transistor battery can't supply enough current for all the things trying to run. In that case you can connect a small battery charger to the battery cables, and set it on the lowest charge rate. Again, only do this with the ignition switch off.
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Sunday, December 14th, 2014 AT 12:36 PM
Tiny
ALIASBETH356
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Thanks for the advice about the "memory saver". I'll purchase one at Auto Zone in our area. But, for now, how can I get my dashboard guages to start working. Also, my clock and radio aren't working either. Could it be a relay of some kind?
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Sunday, December 14th, 2014 AT 2:30 PM
Tiny
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Relay is doubtful. When multiple circuits are not working after working with the battery, we read that the solution was an overlooked blown fuse about 99 percent of the time. That's why it is necessary to point out that there's two fuse boxes in case you aren't aware of that already.
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Monday, December 15th, 2014 AT 1:23 PM

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