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Car shorted out no power will not start

Car shorted out when i touched the wires to the window together no power nowhere .will not start. battery is good,was running fine right befor i tap the wires .all fuses are good. please any thoughts will help.

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Hello! You'll need a multimeter set on the 50 volts dc scale. Pull the 10A fuse for ECM/IGN...Check for battery on the feed side of the fuse with the key on. If you read 12 vdc then battery is present at the fuse block. If battery is present at the block...carefully pull one fuse at a time and, rather than seeing if it's blown, check fuses with a meter. Set the meter on the X10 ohm scale. With battery at the block; Fuses are blown at the inside block.

If there is no battery coming to the fuse block inside the car; Go under the hood and check the fuses in the main fuse block. Check in the same fashion that was explained earlier.

I believe that the high amperage fuses, as in 60 or 80 amps that feed the ignition and supply battery to the inside fuse block are blown.

Also check for battery at the starter motor. This is a direct supply from +post on the battery itself. If no battery is present there may
be a fusible link installed. Disconnect the positive cable from the battery; Again use the ohm meter set on X10 scale and check to see if this cable is open. A fusible link may be installed between main battery and the red wire that runs through the firewall into the inside fuse block.

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