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My car radio stopped working

My 2005 Ford Focus had a completely dead battery this morning so I had to jump-start it. Since then, the radio will not even turn on??? I am not a machanic and my husband is usually the one who jump-starts my car (have I mentioned I am notorious for leaving my lights on and my battery is always dead???) so today, I accidentally hooked the cables up backwards the 1st time I attempted to jump it - there was a spark of course and I unhooked it and hooked it up right. Could the spark thing cause a problem with my radio???

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It takes a nano second to ruin today's electronics. I'd check the fuse for the radio before hitting tha panic button. You may be lucky and only blew the fuse If you are prone to leaving stuff on, I suggest at least once a month you should put your battery on a charger...The alternator can never completely charge a battery...it's designed to maintain the state of charge...not re-charge. This shortens battery life and overworks the alternator. Hope it's only a fuse and if it is a radio, be glad you didn't do more...I've seen everything including the computer get fried!!

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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You more than likely burned the fuse for the car's radio and will likely need to be replaced.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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