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Old 03-10-2012, 07:56 PM   #1
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after reversing battery cables Stereo not working

Ok like an idiot I connected the battery cables in reverse today. I was moving the slide out and it did not move so I grabbed my wrench to loosen the slide from underneath and had my DW to hit the switch to go out and the slide out came in, did not know the motor would move in reverse, but if the battery is connected backwards so that made me think "oh $&?#" I have the cables backwards. It caused the 2 - 40 amp fuses to blow. I replaced the fuses and everything seems to be working but the stereo, checked and even swapped the stereo fuse and still it did not power on. Is there a fuse on the back of the stereo?

My saying everything seems to work, I will elaborate and say the lights, which when turned on I hear the fan on the converter come on and that tells me it is working. Am i correct? What other method can I use to confirm the converter is not damaged? Should I check the refrigerator?

Please help one of those idiots....me!

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Old 03-10-2012, 08:12 PM   #2
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BTW I have no clue as to the type of stereo. It is in a 2010 Cherokee 26L.
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:01 PM   #3
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there may be a fuse behind radio but thats a big maybe .
most newer converters are protected from reversing cables . I think youll be ok .
hopefully your radio is to
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:18 PM   #4
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Thanks turbo

Do you have a suggestion about the radio...did it get fried because it will always try and get power when a battery is connected?
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:24 PM   #5
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im not sure about the radio man . normally the fuses will blow for the converter to protect all the 12 volt devices .
it cannot hurt to pull radio to check if theres a inline fuse . and hopefully you find one!

I have seen a converter fried before from hooking cables up backwards "fuses didnt blow" It "appears" that your ok .
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More than likely you will find an inline fuse behind the radio.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:14 PM   #7
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I did the same thing once and had to remove my stereo from the mounting to get at the in-line fuse behind the unit.
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I've done that too. Lots of people have. Try wiggling the radio fuse in the fuse box, see if that helps. Pull the radio and use your test light see if you got any juice back there.
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Thanks

I will pull the stereo and see if mine has an inline fuse. I guess I am glad that is the only issue! HC
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if you posted a pic of the stereo, i'm sure someone could tell you what it is.
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