Backwards Jumper Cables, 96' Ford Thunderbird

Tiny
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So Yeah, I wasn't exactly paying perfect attention, and I plugged in the jumper cables backwards on my car, and Noticed it right after hooking them up to the other car. Well thankfully it didn't do any thing to the other car, But it blew two fuses, and I think the battery was about to need replacing already. So I did both of those, but, my car still won't start.

The car is still getting power, we are thinking maybe a module has been blown? Not sure, but the dashboard lights still come on, the power works, the radio works, the windows work. The thing is once you try to start it, the emergency lights start flashing for a few minutes then go off. I'm going to try to take it to a ford place tomorrow I guess because we are out of ideas. We tested what was getting power and everything seems to be getting power, the alternator is at least, somehow I must have burned up a module or something computer wise, but I'm really at a loss at to what to do. I guess maybe I could get it tested if I could get it to an autozone, but don't you have to turn the car on to do that?

Any help or insight, or just suggestions as to something to test out would be greatly appreciated.
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Wednesday, July 19th, 2006 AT 6:06 PM

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Tiny
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I guess I should say that it's not turning over or anything, basically like what would happen if the battery was dead, but it's a brand new battery. If that wasn't clear by the first post.
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Wednesday, July 19th, 2006 AT 6:08 PM

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