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Old 10-20-2018, 08:29 AM   #1
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Positive terminal getting hot fast and horn going off

Hey guys new here! Anyways. Svt has been sitting for a while. Was running a month ago just fine. Battery died so I put it on a slow trickle charge 2amp for 8-10 hours a a time for a bout a week. I put the battery back in the car got a lot of little sparks and when fully connected horn went off. Just continueous 1 long car horn. Being 8 at night I went to hurry and disconnect it to find the positive terminal really hot! Yes I put the battery in the right way 🤣


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Hot says a short.
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You didn't say that you measured the battery voltage or the output on the charger. Anything without those is a guess, BUT you have a constant 'on' or a short somewhere.
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hey sorry for the late response. so update i put a new battery in and car started up!! no horn honking or anything! now problem is radio does not work ( checked the fuse) and i have a CEL. any thoughts?
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