Hooked new battery up and the battery smokes. No lights on dash& nothing happens on 2000 Volkswagen Passat

The battery died and then I put a new battery in. This is what is going on. Battery heats up and starts smoking. Terminal gets hot. Of course I unhooked the battery and I can't find nothing wrong. The battery ground is good. Took it loose and cleaned it up also then reinstalled it. As far as I can tell all the fuses look good.

by in Moultrie, GA on April 04, 2013
1 answer 2 comments
ANSWER by on April 04, 2013
try with a diff. battery. borrow a buddies. if no prob. than it is the battery itself. should be under warranty if new.
COMMENT by on April 05, 2013
Tried a different battery as well. Same thing happened.
COMMENT by on April 05, 2013
sounds like your grounding out some where. bring it to a shop so a tech. can track it.