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Old 04-11-2016, 09:53 PM
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Well, I really messed up this time :( Subford Help !

Doesn't pay to get in a hurry. Had my truck down for a month while I installed a firewall re-enforcement plate and a new radio and speakers. Was getting dark and I wanted to get the new battery in. I installed it turned around the wrong way. Then.... I placed the negative cable on the positive side of the battery. Big spark... I knew what I had done, figured no big deal, and turned it around. Started the truck up and now the battery light is on, and the volt meter is on 8 volts. Checked it with my volt meter, and it is indeed not charging. To cap off the night, my new Pioneer radio is dead as a hammer... Checked the fuse for the radio at the fuse box and it is fine. Anyway, another fine mess I have got myself into.... Is there some fusible link I should check, or did I just fry the alternator and the radio with my incompetence? any advise short of shooting myself welcome (I have already thought about that

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Old 04-11-2016, 10:49 PM
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Doesn't pay to get in a hurry. Had my truck down for a month while I installed a firewall re-enforcement plate and a new radio and speakers. Was getting dark and I wanted to get the new battery in. I installed it turned around the wrong way. Then.... I placed the negative cable on the positive side of the battery. Big spark... I knew what I had done, figured no big deal, and turned it around. Started the truck up and now the battery light is on, and the volt meter is on 8 volts. Checked it with my volt meter, and it is indeed not charging. To cap off the night, my new Pioneer radio is dead as a hammer... Checked the fuse for the radio at the fuse box and it is fine. Anyway, another fine mess I have got myself into.... Is there some fusible link I should check, or did I just fry the alternator and the radio with my incompetence? any advise short of shooting myself welcome (I have already thought about that

Scott in Dallas
The radio should have a fuse in the back of it I would check that. The alternator can be removed and taken to be tested at Autozone, Orileys, Napa, Pepboys, and Advanced Auto. Your choice.
 
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:20 PM
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I think that there are a couple of fuse links by the battery/solenoid. Didn't catch the year?
 
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as was already said, radio is probably a blow fuse. and charging system is most likely blown fuseable links. there are 2-3 of them coming off the hot side of the fender mount starter relay. look closely at them, you will see the melted part.
 
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Check as stated in the above posts and state your year.
 
 
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