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Its a vibe and my brother hooked the battery up wrong now it

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Its a vibe and my brother hooked the battery up wrong now it wont start
JA: Does the engine turn over? How old is the battery?
Customer: No and its a new battery
JA: What year is your Vibe?
Customer: 2009
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes and nothing so far what can I try
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

Anytime the battery is hooked up backwards it tends to blow fuses in the fuse box. The first one to check is the 100 AMP alternator fuse. It is usually the first to go.

The best way to check fuses is with a multi-meter. You set the meter to ohms/resistance and then check across the terminals of the fuse. OL means the fuse is bad. If you don't have a multi-meter you can pull the fuses and visually inspect them. You should see a break in the fuse filament.