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Tried numerous times to jump my battery with now success. One attempt, the jumper cables got extreme hot with a lot of sparks. Decided to purchase new battery. When I istalled it, nothing happened--no lights, no radio, no ignition. Nothing. The car is a 1996 Toyyota Corolla.

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Did you place the cables on thier proper terminals? if you mixed them up you could have blown lots of fuses! make sure the polarity is correct on the wires and battery. if they are and still no power, there should be a main fuse on the wire leading to the fusebox, that may have blown. if the jumpers got real hot, that was due to excessive current draw through the wires, not good. they could get warm, but should never get too hot to touch. if you did not hook up the cables properly, you could have created a short in the main power harness, or worse yet could have damaged the cars computers.

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You damaged battery cables - replace both and check for burnt fusible links. Hopefully it's just your cables.

Posted on Mar 24, 2011

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