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

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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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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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