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My boyfriend accidently hooked up the positive to negative n

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My boyfriend accidently hooked up the positive to negative n negative to positive on the battery, the sparks kinda said something was wrong lol. Car starts but no power to interior... radio, light, dash etc. Where do I start?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  nabilc replied 1 year ago.
Hello and Welcome! I'm Billy and i will assist you with this. Feel free to ask, if further info is needed.You need to check for any blown fuses, did you try that?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes, I didn't check them all and after research realize I should have. But I did check most, is there a main fuse of some sort I may be missing?
Expert:  nabilc replied 1 year ago.
I will attach the fuse diagrams, so you can check the relevant fuses:
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Great thank you, it's not light out yet but I will do so when it is! Thank you!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm mobile and unable to get the attached, can you email me possibly?
Expert:  nabilc replied 1 year ago.
try now
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Got it, thanks!
Expert:  nabilc replied 1 year ago.
I'm afraid i can only communicate using this platform. But i will try sending as photos (as above).. Please confirm if you can view correctly...
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes, I'm able to view just fine!
Expert:  nabilc replied 1 year ago.
The main fuses are in the third diagram (in engine bay, the top fuses, 50 amps and such)
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, that worked for interior power but now it's almost like it wants stall when I step on the gas, it's making a putt putt sound after giving gas then is fine... injector cleaner maybe?
Expert:  nabilc replied 1 year ago.
Hello again,
I'm glad that the interior power issue was sorted.
As for the engine problem, i would first check the spark plugs, and replace as necessary.
Putting some injector cleaner in the tank would not hurt (and might clean the injectors, if that is the problem).
Regards,
Billy
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, but it's not because I missed a fuse or anything causing it? I'll get a tune up n see what happens, thanks for your help!!! Have a great day!
Expert:  nabilc replied 1 year ago.
Hello again,
A blown fuse should not cause this. However, i would double check the fuses in your case (as some were blown, and the battery cables were inverted).
Feel free to ask if further details or assistance are needed.
Kindly take a minute to rate my answer.
Regards,
Billy

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