JUMP STARTED WRONG

2001 Mercedes Benz

Tiny

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December, 3, 2007 AT 5:46 AM

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2001 Mercedes Benz Engine Size unknown Two Wheel Drive Manual 106000 miles

I left my interior light on over 4 days and needed a jump start. A Car park security man used a portable jump start pack but put the leads on the wrong way round.
After switching the leads over and it still not working he told me I then had to call out the RAC.
Subsequently the fuse for my power steering is faulty (it does not cut off when I switch the engine off)
In your experience do you feel this is due to the leads being out on the wrong way round?
Also when I spoke to security they said that because the start up pack is only 12v it wouldn't have harmed it? Is this true?

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Tiny

Jack42

December, 3, 2007 AT 4:20 PM

That can very well blow fuses and damage wiring, Especially since your battery was dead. Those jumper packs tend to have a little more amp put out to start a dead car than just a regular battery

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