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Hello and welcome to just answer my name is ***** ***** I will be the one who will try and assist you. It sounds like you have blown the thermal fuse when you connected the wires wrong.
This dishwasher repair guide explains how to replace the bi-metal thermal fuse in the control console of a dishwasher. Fixing the fuse usually corrects the problem of the control panel being completely dead and not lighting up even though the dishwasher is getting power. The thermal fuse can blow because of a failure in a major component such as the heating element or a pump, or a short circuit in the wire harness. You can replace it in less than 30 minutes, using a manufacturer-approved replacement part.
From what I have found this is supposed to be the thermal fuse for your unit. I havent seen one like that before. Is that what you currently see in your unit.