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Hooked jumper cables up wrong what fuse could be blown

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Well Ms. Charlie that all depends on what was on in the car at the time ....
After reading this, go to your car and turn the key on, but don't try to start it, just look at the dash and tell me what lights if any are on .
Pay attention to the small things like does the door chimes still sound when you open the door with the key in, does the dome light still come on when you open the door, do the blinkers still work .
The answers to these question's will aid me in PROPERLY helping you with your problem .

Posted on Aug 24, 2012

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  • charlie_allw
    charlie_allw Aug 24, 2012

    The headlights stay on when the battery is connected

  • Randy Simmons
    Randy Simmons Aug 24, 2012

    Even when you turn them off by the switch ? If so, you have shorted the headlight relay, fused the headlight wires together somewhere in the curcuit, or fused the headlight switch .

  • Randy Simmons
    Randy Simmons Aug 24, 2012

    Do you have automatic headlights that come on at dusk ?

  • charlie_allw
    charlie_allw Aug 24, 2012

    the light swith is off the key has not even been turned on and as soon as i hook battery up they come on. They do have an auto on the switch.

  • Randy Simmons
    Randy Simmons Aug 24, 2012

    I trully believe that you have fused the headlight switch . They aren' that high or hard to fix . Stay away from the dealership if you want to save money though .

  • charlie_allw
    charlie_allw Aug 24, 2012

    where is the fusiable link on the 96 prizm

  • Randy Simmons
    Randy Simmons Aug 24, 2012

    Find the main wiring harness, and take off the protective cover . Then look for a wire(s) that has a white/cream colored plastic piece in the it, and thats your fusible link . keep in mind that when a fusible link blows, it doesn't work anymore; its just like a fuse . Pay more attention to the headlight swicth as I advised you before .

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