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Old 20 May 2018, 03:00 pm
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Guys, I'm really embarrassed to admit that I hooked up a portable jump starter backwards. My battery was completely dead at the time. I hooked the negative cable to the built in positive post, and the positive cable directly to the positive post on the battery. Needless to say, there was sparks. It did destroy the portable starter (EverStart 750 amp) I'm getting a new jump starter today and an nervously waiting to hook it up and see if my car will start...Or do you think I ruined any components in the electrical system of the 2004 PT Cruiser. If so, what might I have destroyed beyond fuses?

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Old 20 May 2018, 03:47 pm
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Being it's pre-canbus..2006...your odds are good.
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Thanks for the quick response LionPT. I sure hope you are right. Will update results when I try to jump it again.
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Old 20 May 2018, 04:52 pm
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you might check a few fuses ahead of time to save a trip to the parts store

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You hooked the battery up backwards!!!! There's particular fuses you probably fried in the PDC (fuse box in the engine compartment?

No#1 30 amp Ignition start.

No#3 40 amp Ignition Run

No#13 20 amp Auto Shut Down

No#17 15 amp IOD

Check them all really well.
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Guys, I'm really embarrassed to admit that I hooked up a portable jump starter backwards. My battery was completely dead at the time. I hooked the negative cable to the built in positive post, and the positive cable directly to the positive post on the battery. Needless to say, there was sparks. It did destroy the portable starter (EverStart 750 amp) I'm getting a new jump starter today and an nervously waiting to hook it up and see if my car will start...Or do you think I ruined any components in the electrical system of the 2004 PT Cruiser. If so, what might I have destroyed beyond fuses?

Thanks Jim
If you hooked both leads from the jump box to the positive side, you did nothing but short out the jump box. It would be like taking a foot long cable and attaching the positive to one end and the negative to the other. None of the vehicle electronics would be affected.
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