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Today I put the battery in the wrong way,and connected it.Smoke came out from behind,and it smelled like burning cables.When I finally connected the battery right,I tried to start the engine,but it only made "tic-tic-tic".Does anyone know,what I did break on the ignition?(Some days it would be better to stay in bed... :( ....)
I forgot to tell,that the red battery-light was burning constantly without turning the key.
 

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wireing :eek:

I too agree take it to your mech. You could check all fuses and relays to see if any obvious dammage was done and fix yourself. Allthough some damage is probably hiddin internaly in some components. If the Bat. light is still on it probably means there is a dead short someplace. I'd unhook the battery for now. It will drain with the short and possibly cause more dammage. I would'nt take that chance. Get it checked out by the pro's, you'll feel much better. Piece of mind is priceless. :).

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Re: wireing :eek:

dinogt4guy said:
I too agree take it to your mech. You could check all fuses and relays to see if any obvious dammage was done and fix yourself. Allthough some damage is probably hiddin internaly in some components. If the Bat. light is still on it probably means there is a dead short someplace. I'd unhook the battery for now. It will drain with the short and possibly cause more dammage. I would'nt take that chance. Get it checked out by the pro's, you'll feel much better. Piece of mind is priceless. :).

Kurt
Well,I already checked the fuses,they are allright.I also disconnected the
battery,because the red generator lamp was even on,before turning the key.We don´t have a Ferrari-dealer in our town,where I would take my car(That doesn´t mean,we don´t have a Ferrari-dealer,but I wouldn´t even let him check the air in the tyres,if you know,what I mean)But there is one,about an hour away,a friend told me about.He also told me,that lot of people take their cars there,even if they live not so near,because the service is pretty good.Well,I called that mechanic,and he said,if I am lucky it´s only a cable,but the worst thing could be the generator.And this would take a little time to repair,because he has to get a "new one"(I think he ment a used one) from England(I am writing from Germany).So,now my car has a date with the garage,even if I think it will cost me a fortune.Thank you all for Your replies.
 

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most likely you have burn the alternator voltage regulator. this is the first thing which goes dead on wrong polarity

of course , all the electronics -stereo , gps , etc- will have their fuse blown -ussually nothing more serious-

depending on the model .. this can be all .. and with a bit of luck you have not burnt more than a few hundred bucks

here http://www.spannerheads.com/index.php?topic=8.msg18;topicseen#new they speak about if an engine can run with the inverse polarity .

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Backwards Battery

I'll bet the battery light coming on indicates the diodes in the alternator got fried. Reversing the polarity can result in extremely variable results. It can play havoc on the electronic items that have diodes in them. Anything with a circuit board could be damaged. That may include the electronic ignition, the alternator, the radio, the tach, etc.

The click, click, click makes me think the battery was drained or damaged. A quick check with a volt meter will help sort that out. If the voltage is low (say 11 volts or less), I'd try charging it and attempt to start it.
 
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