Replaced the battery in my 2002 PT Crusier got smoke, now wipers will not turn off

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Asked by Nov 29, 2014 at 05:55 PM about the 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I replaced the battery in my 2002 PT Cruiser and when I connected the negative cable, I got sparks and then smoke.  I connected the battery based on the book.  Afraid the simple problem, had starter engaging before I replace the battery, may now be a bigger one.  When I turn the key, I do not hear the starter engaging.  Worse yet, I got lights, fan, and turn signals.  But I do not have radio or interior lights.  Did I blow out several fuses, or should I look for a new car?

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Sounds like you might have crossed the cables, negative to positive and visa versa. Look for a blown fuse and reconnect the battery correctly. If that doesn't work, time for a tow to the nearest mechanic. No need to purchase a new car, it can be fixed.

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