oops killed my honda

Old 09-01-2011, 05:32 PM
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oops killed my honda

sooooo bought a new battery and didnt notice the new batt had reversed poles and I only noticed after the horn went off and a few sparks flew so in my reverse polarity the car is dead dead dead no lights no elec whatsoever anyone have some advise b4 I start cutting myself? did i fry the cem? imma send to papa honda asap but some light shedding would be appreciated so i can sleep tonight.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:51 PM
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Hopefully it will only cost you some fuses, but, it may be worse.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:57 PM
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sooooo bought a new battery and didnt notice the new batt had reversed poles and I only noticed after the horn went off and a few sparks flew so in my reverse polarity the car is dead dead dead no lights no elec whatsoever anyone have some advise b4 I start cutting myself? did i fry the cem? imma send to papa honda asap but some light shedding would be appreciated so i can sleep tonight.

ps guys im not trolling i actually did this,im embarassed yes and rightly so im aware, so seriously fuse alt cem how much protection do I have as it heads to my central mod? im not great with elec. [yes apparently] so im curious as the horn constantly went off during the reversed polarity but when corrected no dice.... is the horn simply a reaction to some unusual current or is it a warning/indication of a incorrect connection?. Im praying for a fuse or fusable link.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:59 PM
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Try the 40 amp main relay or the 100 amp fuse located on the pass. side relay box.
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:01 PM
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really hoping for the fuse[s] to be blown on the positive side, I left it on one of the mecanics lifts for the night so ill be goin in early to push it out into the lot....meanwhile ill pray to the honda gods
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Old 09-01-2011, 11:27 PM
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Could be worse. The battery could have exploded!
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Old 09-02-2011, 04:02 AM
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Originally Posted by GUNVOLVO View Post
ps guys im not trolling i actually did this, . . .
Figured you're not trolling because Canadians have no sense of humor <j/K>

Hope it ends up being a minor repair. Though even those main fuses are wicked expensive.
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Old 09-02-2011, 04:33 AM
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so came into work found a volt meter FUSE BLOWN!!!!!!! so bridged it w some copper and drove it out.....I barely slept last night bullet dodged.
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:36 AM
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Glad everything is ok!!
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:49 AM
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yup very pleased euphoric almost, looks like even smart people can do REALLY dumb things from time to time
thanks for not hating guys!.
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Old 09-02-2011, 06:12 AM
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Glad its ok Gun.
I have made an entire career out of making dumb moves look smart.
It's an artform, really.
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:10 AM
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yup very pleased euphoric almost, looks like even smart people can do REALLY dumb things from time to time
thanks for not hating guys!.
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Glad its ok Gun.
I have made an entire career out of making dumb moves look smart.
It's an artform, really.
Lets take it easy on the inflating of our own egos.

I'm the smartest and I never mess up, except that I forgot the keys to my office this morning.
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so just came back from scoopin the new fuse at a local honda dealer that I used to work at......they all laughed at me and one of the mec. who has an 03' came up front to look at me shake his head than returned to the garage
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Old 09-02-2011, 02:31 PM
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shocking!


glad everything is ok.
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Old 09-02-2011, 02:35 PM
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so just came back from scoopin the new fuse at a local honda dealer that I used to work at......they all laughed at me and one of the mec. who has an 03' came up front to look at me shake his head than returned to the garage
Well, guess that proves Canadians do have a sense of humor.

Glad to hear it was just a fuse.

Honda was pretty smart with the horn going off.
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:52 AM
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You got lucky. With my luck, my car would have have done something crazy like turn into a prius.
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