Don't feel bad, I've had the same thing happen to me on different makes and models. You'd think I'd learn, sooner or later not to lay anything around the alternator, I still catch myself doing it. The last time that happened, a big puff of white smoke came up, I smoked some wires on that one, didn't hurt the alternator though.
I'd start by checking applicable fuses, also use a voltage tester on the circuits.
Friday, April 2nd, 2010 AT 9:24 AM