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Just installed a new battery. I beleive the connector wires are on correctly yet the car will not start and no powwer to radio, lights, etc.

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Check the main fuse,not sure where it is on your honda but it is probably under the hood somewhere,the owners manual will be able to assist you in locating it.
hope this helps.....Good luck!

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