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Hooked up the battery reversed polarity. Blew the fusible link but replaced it. Now the car will crank but not start.

I hooked up the battery reversed polarity. Blew the fusible link but replaced it. Now the car will crank but not start. All lights are working but the radio will not come on either. Please tell me what to do i have never encountered this problem before.

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  • djparadox09 May 16, 2009

    thank you very much. After thorough checking of the fuses it was the ignition coil fuse as well as the radio fuses. I appreciate the help thank you! Im glad it wasnt the $1500 ecu!

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Start checking fuses hopefully its just another blown fuse if your lucky

but if all the fuses are good, you probably fried something like the computer or ignition module and probably the radio

hopefully its something simple and cheep but don't be surprised if you have to shell out some cash to replace the computer

Posted on May 16, 2009

  • stephen gosser May 17, 2009

    glad i could help your lucky it was just a fuse

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