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Blown fuse i blew a fuse on saturday when i hooked my battery up wrong and now my dome lights, radio, and my fuel gauges wont work now. can you help me

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Check all fuse and fuseable links, there will be some under the hood also...
Fuseable link are near the battery Hope this works

Posted on Feb 09, 2009


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check for a fusable link at the battery + terminal. This will be a piece of wire about 6 inches long, maybe 1/8 In in diameter that is attached to the + terminal of the battery. See if the insulation for this piece of wire is cooked looking. Give 9it a slight tug, does it pull apart? This is the fusable link. it needs to be replaced. By it at the autoparts store. Maybe worthwhile to have a shop install it to get really good connections here.

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