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I accidentally installed battery wrong, now my car does not start and when i try conectpositive to positve terminal it sparks

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It will the first time, get a new battery as old one may have dead cell now. Connect positive first then negative and check fuses to see if you popped any incorrectly installing other battery.

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It will spark a little,make sure key is off and doors closed,check the fuses,the ones under the hood,you had to of blow one or two,and lets hope thats all,start there first and see if car starts after replacing blown fuses and also check for fusible links,

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