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NO POWER TO LIGHTS OR ENGINE AFTER I SPARKS THE BATTERY ON ACCIDE

Iwas installing the battery and i accidently sparked it on the radiator ,now i cant get nothing to work no lights , no sounds when i turn the key and i checked all the fuses and the 2 circuit breakers with a meter.please let me know what else to do thanks.

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I did the same thing a week ago the same thing happend no lights no nothing it was the main fuse 150amps color pink not regular fuses big square size of a penny

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