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battery/fuses

dee

TK Veteran
mate changed his battery on his range rover(get him) went to start it up and blew all the main fuses, we changed them but its still dead as a dodo any ideas would b helpful. thanks in advance.
 
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murz

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Dee, if he put the battery in the wrong way round more then likley he'll have blown the alternator as well and this is why it might be dead.
 

moh

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dee123 i would start by checking the main battery fuse its normally around a 75 amp.this would be the first to go (normaly)
 
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dee

TK Veteran
he got the battery the rong way round the plank, got away with a 75 amp fuse. very lucky as he was looking at £200 4for a new alternator.
 

Kiri

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If the problem only started when the engine was cranked , it is likely a Main cable on starter after the solenoid (check glow plug wiring also), reverse polarity would be an instant problem and you'd notice it immediately. Sometimes fuse-links are used instead of H/D fuses.
 

cactikid

VIP Member
always note position of cables and where pos and neg are as the old rule red is pos no longer applies as ground cables can be read also [ plonkers ] and if you need to hammer on ground connection,you are putting it on + connection which is larger.
 
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