2005 Toyota Tundra Husband hooked up battery cables backwar

Tiny
CAROLYN DOYLE
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Electrical problem
2005 Toyota Tundra 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic

I hate to even ask about this because I know the answer is not going to be good. When he hooked it up backwards he said sparks flew everywhere and now absolutely nothing happens when you turn the key over. He found a couple of fuse boxes but can't tell if they are good or not. Any idea how someone at home can check these fuse. Also where is the main fule on this truck
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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 AT 11:03 AM

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Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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First of all thank you so much for your donation. Yeah it's not looking good so far. What model tundra do you have also do you have a double cab or a none double cab.
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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 AT 11:39 AM
Tiny
CAROLYN DOYLE
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I have no idea what model the truck is - does "extended cab" sound right? I can look at the manual tonight and let you know what is shown on the manual. It is not a double cab.
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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 AT 3:28 PM
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I got it all figured out from what you just told me.I emailed you the locations of the fuse boxes and what the fuse's are for. So of the fuse's could have the sight window where you can see thru it to see if it's good or not. Your going to have to check every fuse you can pull them out and visually see if there good. Let's start there.
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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 AT 4:17 PM
Tiny
CAROLYN DOYLE
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Thanks a million. Will let you know how it turns out and hopefully it is just the fuse that fried but I know full well it could be much more than that.

I could have hooked them up backwards but you would think a man would get it right.

C
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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 AT 4:20 PM
Tiny
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Just make sure you check every fuse because who knows which one's got blown hopefully you just have to buy a handle full of fuse's. Let me know what you find.
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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 AT 4:39 PM
Tiny
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Carolyn doyle say's>After thinking the problem and solution through very carefully, I decided the best thing was for him to just take the truck to the dealer. There have been one or two more issues lately that did not go according to plan and I could see this snowballing straight to Hell if he tried to fix the truck. I am very, very happy to report that the final bill was just over $700.00 - now understand that $700.00 is a lot of money to me but I had visions of a couple of thousand at least. I just knew he had fried the entire electrical system so I felt we got off cheap with $700.00, especially since that amount included a new battery and that in itself had to be $150.00 or more (I would think). The first estimate was just over $400.00 but that was just the battery and one fuse and they knew something about the anti lock brake system was showing up as not being right. They found that problem and that bumped it up to the $700.00 figure. Our auto insurance paid for the tow from the house to the dealer so all Is well in my world now. I have in the back of my mind that there could be more damage that just hasn't shown up yet but really don't want to borrow trouble.
Saturntech9 say's>Glad to hear you have it all figured out that's what we like to hear. Thank's for using 2carpros. Com.
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Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 AT 12:37 PM

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