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The first pair of jumper cables we used melted and started smoking(everything was hooked up fine.) After we jumped it with a better pair of cables there were initially some lights on the dash indicating there was an electrical problem. After I charged the battery and restarted the car all of the indicator lights disappeared. The only residual problem is that there is no power to the radio. I pulled all of the fuses and they look fine. Not sure what else to do.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Jump Started, Now More Problems
If you are lucky, it probably burnt a/or some fuses somewhere (probably higher amperage fuses, or a Maxi fuse (large fuse), or it might have burnt a fusible link (which looks like a normal wire and varies on locations depending on vehicles but is designed to melt and prevent current flow in the event of a current overload)
But, you also might have fried some electronic modules...
Posted on Aug 19, 2008
Hey everyone with this problem! Theres a fuse under the hood in the front of the fuse box. Its black and its not in the bow itself but under the cover though! two nuts hold it in place where your cable line comes in from the battery. The fuse costs $15.00 avg. most anyplace! Easy to change and everything will work inside your vehicle! Without it the vehicle will start and run but you will have no functions on the interior, or dash!
Posted on Sep 27, 2008
Some German cars have anti-theft device inside to make it useless to steal...check at the dealership to see if jumping the battery will activate this(the car thinks its being stolen) .
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
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