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I hooked my battery...

I hooked my battery up backwards by accident and now the engine is dead. I hope I can fix it by replacing a fuse

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Simply I hooked the negative engine wire to the plus side of the battery and the plus engine wire to the negative side of the battery. It's 115 hp mercury 4 stroke outboard. I was in a hurry and just got careless.

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I don't think so

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Boat
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Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 11 months ago
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Good morning, my name is ***** ***** am I speaking with? I read what you wrote. Mercury outboards are cataloged by serial number. I will need that number in order to know exactly what you have.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Will get serial number. I believe my problem is a blown fuse. Need instructions on finding fuse box and how to open it. Serial number is ***** 2006 115ELPT 4S
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I got the thing fixed on my own by changing the faulty fuse. I really haven't seen any answers to my question. Keep the 5 dollar deposit, but I think you ought to refund my 26 dollars.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I never herd anything back after your serial number request.
Marine Mechanic: Jason, Marine Mechanic replied 11 months ago

Sorry for the delay. When you replied back last night I had already logged off for the night, and I didn't get back in today until 1/2 an hour ago. You can contact customer service at***@******.*** about your deposit.

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