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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-29-2019, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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Battery Charger Hooked Up Backwards

Ok, I had a complete head up my a$$ moment and hooked the battery charger up backwards on my 14 Viking....I know, I know...I put a new battery in it because it was the factory battery, but when I turn the key nothing happens. No lights, no crank, nothing. Where do I check first?
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Maybe check the new battery?

Its not dead right, whats the voltage?

Check fuses?
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As above, disconnect the battery and put a multi meter across it and see how many volts you've got, or if you don't have one of those then cross the terminals with a piece of wire and see if you get a good strong spark. Next step check fusible links and fuses. If it's a fairly modern battery charger it shouldn't matter if you hooked it up the wrong way, but then again.

And being a '14 Viking if it's the original battery then it's most likely the battery has died and it's time to replace it.

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