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I hooked up my battery wrong on my Lincoln Mark V and now, of course, I do not have any electrical power. What do I do to fix it?

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IF no click click click.. starter cylenoide located next too battery first than probably the altranater and garenteed voltage regulator

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There may be a "fusible link" there where the positive cable bolts onto the solenoid, if you are LUCKY, it just melted one of these. you may just "feel"them and tell or take a test light and see if you have power where they end (a few inches down from where they are connected to the solenoid)

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