Can't install new battery why????

Asked by Oct 10, 2014 at 10:50 PM about the 2000 Ford Taurus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Old battery was drained .went to install new battery and all hell broke out.
Horn was blurring,windshield wipers were going even though they were off,car wont start
,starter just whines,all warning lights are lit ,no power to windows or to power locks ,tried
to use alarm remote to no avail. Why

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31,205

By chance did you install it backwards?

10,060

pretty sure you hooked the cables up to the wrong posts. hope you didn't fry your computer.

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