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I crossed the battery terminals installing a new battery.

The 2004 Neon won't start now that I have them on the right terminals. The red dash light comes on and says 'Fuse'. Which fuse did I blow by hooking them up wrong.

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Its possible that you have damage the cars computer by crossing the terminals. Best to take it in to the dealer or to a tech that knows electrical.

Hope this helps and good luck.

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I can't answer wich one. I would check all of them one by one.The larger ones are sometimes mini breakers.A Direct Short like this could blow Pimary and Secondary Fuses.Good Luck

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