Battery installed wrong way

batangsampalocbatangsampaloc Member Posts: 2
edited March 2014 in Honda

If the battery installed at the wrong way what are the common problem or effect to the vehicle?


  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonMember Posts: 20,338

    Oh man...this could get VERY expensive.

    IF a main fuse or fusible link blew quickly you might get off easy.

    Did a shop do this? If so, they should be responsible.

  • ray80ray80 Member Posts: 1,655

    As Isell suggested it could be exspensive, there are a number of sensitive electronic components that may not be happy. In the old days it wasn't quite as bad (like when I had sears put a battery in backwards in the 52' buick special, ran for a couple weeks without trouble)

  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonMember Posts: 20,338

    Back when I managed a large Sears Auto Center one of my guys installed a battery backwards in a 1963 Jaguar XKE. How would an 18 year old kid know that all British cars built prior to 1965 had positive ground?

    The Jag started up and the owner left. Two days later I got a call from the Service Manager at the local Jaguar Dealer. I think I had to write a check for around 1400.00.

    That was in the mid 70's.

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