What happens if jumper cables are hooked up in reverse

Asked by Aug 27, 2015 at 10:45 PM about the 2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

We were trying to jump the car and hooked up the battery cables in reverse

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Most newer cars won't get any or little damage. The OB computer is well protected as are most of the electronics ... It would vary from car to car but I suspect the rectifiers inside the alternator or ...ARGH .. The sound system could get damaged ... it's something where every car may react differently

101,885

It usually blows a main fuse or two, look in the power distribution box, if there are any blown it will be obvious.

23,475

Must disagree with my learned friends- 21st Century cars are electronic nightmares when they are disturbed- you don't wanna go there- bad ju ju-

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