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I had my jump start hooked up to car lighter when I hooked it up to battery.. didn't notice it was in the on position. There was a spark and now the box does not work, nor does my car outlet. What happened?

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Check the Lighter Fuse. It has probably blown. As for the Jump starter it also may have blown an internal fuse of failed completely. You turned it into a heating element when you connected it to the battery while plugged into the lighter. More or less you smoke checked it. Do you have a model number for the Jump start unit? I will see what I can find.

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If your vehicles battery has run down, you may want to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle.
1.Check the other vehicle. it must have a 12-volt battery with a negative ground system.
2.Get the vehicles close enough so the jumper cables can reach, but be sure the vehicles are not touching each other. If they are, it could cause a ground connection you do not want. You would not be able to start your vehicle, and the bad grounding could damage the electrical systems.
3.Turn off the ignition on both vehicles. Unplug unnecessary accesories pluged into the cigarrete lighter or the accessory power outlets. Turn off the radio and lamps that are not needed. This will avoid sparks and save both batteries. And it could save the radio.
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then with the other car running hook up the red lead to the cars positive battery cable and then the negative to a good ground. Let the two cars sit for about 5 to ten minutes to give the dead battery a chance to charge.

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