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I have a 2004 KIA spectra 1.8, my son hooked a new battery up the wrong way, now I have no interior lights, fuel pump does not turn on, I have replaced the relays in the fuse box under the hood no chg

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By reverse connecting the battery, he may have inadvertently fried your car's computer.....

Posted on Apr 02, 2015

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Posted on Apr 04, 2015

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    Byron Ross Jr. Apr 04, 2015

    I check and replaced relay switches, the egi main relay makes a buzzing sound, stops when I remove that relay, tried replacing relay but the same results.

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I also believe he has fried the computer and perhaps the alternator along with it. Check eBay for a replacement computer at a good price. I'd put that in, leave the alternator disconnected, connect the battery properly this time and see if it starts and runs. Disconnect the battery, reconnect the alternator, reconnect the battery and try it again to see if the alternator has been rendered useless. If so, replace it.

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    Byron Ross Jr. Apr 04, 2015

    Ok, thank you

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    better yet, take the alternator to your local parts store. Most of them have facilities to test the unit for free. With older vehicles it was possible to disconnect the battery while the engine was running to test alternator output, but since around 2000 this is a risky course of action as it could also cause the computer to fry.

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Hooked up backwards the main power fuse usually 80-100 amp is probably blown ck with dealer make sure doesn't use fuse links if it does they'll be blown hopefully this will help

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There is a fuel pump fuse near the pump relay in the underhood box,also chek the fuse marked HEAD,in the underhood box, then check the interior panel fuse marked ECU,hope you didnt loose the computer.

Posted on Apr 02, 2015

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