HOOKED UP MY MOMINLAWS 1995 CADDY TO BATTERY CHARGER.

Asked by Jun 18, 2013 at 04:05 PM about the 1995 Cadillac DeVille Sedan FWD

Question type: General

NEXT DAY IT HAD LOUD HUM WHEN SHE WENT TO START IT. SOMEONE TOLD HER IT WAS HOOKED UP BACKWARDS. HUH? DID THEY CHANGE POLARITY ON CHARGING BATTERIES @ I DIDNT GET THE MEMO? HOOKED IT UP LIKE NORMAL-POS./POS./--NEG./NEG.     SO WHATS THE HUM? THANKS.

6 Answers

did you put a new battery in yet? could look for damage to the alternator six diodes once you get 'er started...I know it's a pain in the gazooka because you've got to take out the backseat and set it aside~~my heart goes out to you...I'd suspect your charger markings, if you found red and black correctly...you did disconnect the car before charging didn't you?

2 people found this helpful.

Hopefully you did as His Honor Dictated...backwards is no bueno...

2 people found this helpful.

See that? You have a choice....His Honor is A Merciful Judge, you can be hung from the hoist or flattened to a coin underneath.. what a guy, eh?

2 people found this helpful.

now you're just havin' a laugh...eh?

The only "Positive Earth" car I have ever had the displeasure of working on was a 1964 Cortina, a Ford built in England.

thought Lucas (not george) electrics "the prince of darkness" was responsible for positive earth on Jaguar and the British Leyland cars...perhaps I'm misinformed...never had the displeasure~

Your Answer

DeVille

Looking for a Used DeVille in your area?

CarGurus has 1,276 nationwide DeVille listings starting at $1,988.

ZIP:

Cadillac DeVille Experts

  • #1
    kikero
    Reputation
    2,300
  • #2
    Js08016
    Reputation
    2,060
  • #3
    Cynthiasmith
    Reputation
    1,800
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Cadillac Eldorado
274 listings starting at $2,495
Used Cadillac Seville
244 listings starting at $2,495
Used Chevrolet Impala
397 Great Deals out of 25,595 listings starting at $799
Used Lincoln Town Car
24 Great Deals out of 1,358 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Corvette
101 Great Deals out of 15,517 listings starting at $3,900
Used Chevrolet Camaro
224 Great Deals out of 28,922 listings starting at $3,900
Used Chevrolet Caprice
126 listings starting at $1,350
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
106 Great Deals out of 7,167 listings starting at $2,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.