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I reversed polarity with my powerpack jumpstart. Heard a

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I reversed polarity with my powerpack jumpstart. Heard a couple clicks and horn sounded. Turned it off immediately. No smoke or burnt smell. Battery is now charged but only instrument panel lights up. No lights, etc.
Are ther fuses that need to be replaced?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

Hi Im David, first off check all of your fuses. especially any labeled ign, alt, batt, eng, ecm, starter........

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are these fuses under the hood or inside near the hood release?
Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

theres probably going to be some in both places on your vehicle

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'll start looking. Is there a main fuse I should check out first?
Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

ill pull up a diagram for ya

Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

sorry..didnt mean to send 3!!!!!!!!!! anyway it should be on page10

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
All fuses look good
Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

ok......gimme a few thanks

Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

ok. when you turn the key to try to start it, does the security light stay on or go off?

Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

just re read this....you dont even have headlights?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Instrument panel lights up displaying all icons. That's as far as I'm t goes. Horn works!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

ok...let me do some digging

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry David, can't wait any longer. Having car towed to dealership.
Thanks for trying.
Steve Foster
Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

Im sorry, i was just on the phone with a dealer tech from subaru and he pretty much told me everything i suggested ......... good luck, and i hope its an easy fix.have a good day

Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

even though I wasnt too helpful in solving your issue, i would appeciate a rating. its the only way i get credit for my help,,, thank you.