I reversed my battery connection on my SS II Please Help!
I was not paying enough attention when I installed the battery yesterday, and reversed the polarity by mistake. The battery was only 5-10% changed when I installed it, so there was only little spark and no smoke or any thing burned.
I removed the wrong connection immediately and connected it back correctly after that.
The battery was charging up and seemed to hold charge better than the old Diehard Platinum battery. However, the Shadow could not start anymore.
1) No warning lights or any light/meter worked on the panel.
2) The cigarette lighter, hazard lights, power door locks work, when doors are open, the inside lights come on, and the map light works too.
3) Power seats, power windows, radio, fan blower, wipers, front lights/lamps would NOT work.
4) I hooked up our van trying to jump the car, it would not make a difference and not power going through ignition.
5) I checked the fuse box under the glove compartment, could not find any blown fuse. I swapped 2-3 10A fuses, specifically with the number 2 fuse, it did not fix anything.
6) There are no lights turning on when the key is in any position, the light panel for coolant, brake fluid, etc remained off.
I talked to my local mechanic and he said it might be hard for him to find out. I checked the workshop manual and could not find any good hint.
1) There is a module (may be called a regulator) to the left (and behind) of the battery box that has a small wire connected to it from the positive pole of the battery. Could this regulator be the culprit? Should this one be the first I shall replace?
2) Does this model have fusible links for its battery?
3) Did the reversed connection blow out some rectifiers, diodes, or other fuses outside the fuse box?
4) Any other places I should look for other than the fuse box?
Any advice will be greatly appreciated!
1979 Silver Shadow II