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crossed terminals when jump starting

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by hunting59, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Jan 14, 2010 at 6:08 AM
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    hunting59

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    My son crossed bat terminals when jump starting. Truck electrical completely dead. Is there a particular fuse or relay that should be checked?
     
  2. Jan 14, 2010 at 6:14 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Welcome to TW! Your Alt. Fuse is shot. I cant remember what the fuse rating is, but its around 100 AMP. Also, pull each fuse to check for others. Hopefully, thats the only damage done.
     
  3. Jan 14, 2010 at 6:16 AM
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    JDMcQ

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  4. Jan 14, 2010 at 6:27 AM
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    kingston73

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    You're lucky that's all that happened. I've seen a battery explode when doing that, luckily nobody was standing near it. The acid ate through the plastic headlight mounts almost instantly, the headlight fell right out.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2010 at 7:00 AM
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    OH-MAN

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    Yes indeed, very lucky, I have seen this happen as well.
    Very dangerous blasting acid everywhere.
     
  6. Jan 14, 2010 at 7:21 AM
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    Check the fuse / switch right on the battery terminal.....when I was messing around with my stereo everything went dead and all I had to do was reset the switch on the battery.
     
  7. Jan 14, 2010 at 7:40 AM
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    I did the same thing on a Ford Ranger and fried everything. I hope the technology on the Tacomas are better and would prevent this. Can get quite expensive to fix.
     
  8. Jan 14, 2010 at 7:49 AM
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    pataco

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    yeap,seen it done on many diff.things.cars to motorcycles.not good.really screws things up.
     
  9. Jan 14, 2010 at 8:12 AM
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    Is your son a dumb blonde female? If I got lucky enough to only burn a fuse, my Dad would have beat my ass. If I fried the system, I shudder to think what he would have done.
     
  10. Jan 14, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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    Did your son attempt to crank the starter (i.e., turn the key to 'on' position) while the battery terminals were cross-wired?

    Start with the 120A Alternator fuse in the engine bay fuse / relay box.

    While you're in the engine bay fuse box, it would be a good idea to check for overall signs of 'damage' and maybe check the individual smaller fuses.
     
  11. Jan 14, 2010 at 9:15 AM
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    Gee aren't we Mr. Perfect.
     
  12. Jan 14, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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  13. Jan 14, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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    No, I'm not. I've done more than my fair share of stupid shit. The post was a joke. Apparently you missed the humor.:confused:
     
  14. Jan 14, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    5100 set to max, pending LSD and TRD CAI
    Ohhhh hahahha...











    Wait? I still don't get it :confused:


    Your mama so fat she is your tacoma :D
     
  15. Jan 14, 2010 at 9:28 AM
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    Wait? I still don't get it...
    Then you're either refusing to think it's funny out of principle, have no sense of humor, or are just plain stupid.

    Your mama so fat she is your tacoma :D...
    That's the idea!:) Not a very good joke but you're on the right track. Perhaps the above option #2 is the correct answer
     
  16. Jan 14, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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    brianr

    brianr go shit in your hat

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    I blew my 120/130 alternator fuse last year, along with a few 5 and 10 amp fuses.

    As stated above;

    - take a photo of the fuse box before you start poking around.

    -take them out and check them one at a time.

    -stay calm

    PM me for details if you have to replace you 120/130 amp fuse, as its bolted in...
     
  17. Jan 14, 2010 at 9:35 AM
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    If you have an ohm meter, save your self some trouble and check your fuses with it. This was you dont have to mess with pulling them all out. Should only take about 3 minutes or so to check all of them.
     
  18. Jan 14, 2010 at 9:47 AM
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    You must be young so I’ll let you have the last word to save you your ego. Moving on......
     
  19. Jan 14, 2010 at 9:48 AM
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    brianr go shit in your hat

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    guys please dont shit on this dudes thread.
     
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