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

 

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sdsangster, 2.8L V6, Moultrie, GA, April 04, 2013, 12:16
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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.

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    arturo08 April 04, 2013, 22:53
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    try with a diff. battery. borrow a buddies. if no prob. than it is the battery itself. should be under warranty if new.

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    sdsangster, April 05, 2013, 04:47
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    Tried a different battery as well. Same thing happened.

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    arturo08, April 05, 2013, 12:46
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    sounds like your grounding out some where. bring it to a shop so a tech. can track it.

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