put in a new battery and the only thing that gets power is the head lights. Any ideas what to look for?

Asked by Oct 29, 2014 at 11:05 PM about the 1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I don't have electrical power to anything but the head lights.

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Check the main fuse,and ecm fuse.

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If you put the battery in backwards or arched it, that is the only thing that will work is the lights, do what T S T stated, you most likely blew all of the critical mains.

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Main fuse / fusable link located under the hood.

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