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Engine wont start, Please help!

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    Engine wont start, Please help!

    Ok guys today i did a big NO NO, i was installing my tachometer and i completely F***** up the installation, instead of hooking it up like i was supposed to i miss read the instructions and connected the white (dash lights) wire to the battery, i grounded the black wire, and heres were the IDIOCY comes in, i stuck the it was either red or range wire into the "Diagnostics" port in the engine bay, as far as i know those were the only 3 wires i connected, i also did some wiggling around underneath the steering wheel to look for the tachometer port. I was about done installing everything all i had to do was find were to put the tachometer wire and i still couldent find it. anyways at this point i was done trying to figuire it out, and got sick of turning my car on and off, i did that about 5 times, anyways i moved my car down to the end of the drive away, and after about 45 minutes i went back out to my car and the engine wont start, i can hear the engine rurring and stuff but it wont turn over, i checked the battery and the battery was perfect. By the way the carn turned on and off perfectly fine after i put the wire into the diagnostics, it was after i moved it down the street and about 45 minutes later that it wouldent turn on. I was told i either blew an amp switch or messed up the electrical, can anyone please help me out? I have work tomorrow and school is starting for me next week. I would appreciate any help, thank you so much..
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    1337Rolla oh my

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    I would check your fuses.

    Also, do any wires feel warm like they've had power running through them?

    Does your battery have corrosion on it? Mine gets it quite severely living in the pnw.

    if all else fails, pull battery terminal, remove the tach, undo all the changes that have been made. recheck fuses.
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    I took the battery completely out and its spotlessly clean, member? ;)
    anyways i even took the battery to shucks and they told me it was perfect.
    Im gonna check the fuses tonight with a buddy from work who builds cars i asked him to come help me out and he will be here in about an hour to check the fuses. Do you think i did any long term damage, y biggest fear is that i fried the computer...
    And i completely took out the tachometer.
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    1337Rolla oh my

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    yeah, right :)

    hopefully there is no long term damage. fuses are supposed to protect from such things but there's always some possibility of damage between the time it shorts and the fuse burning through.

    all I can say is ... good luck! buddy sounds competent.
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    Best of luck to you. This part of DIY is what I dont like. But what does not kill you makes you a better person right?
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    1337Rolla oh my

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    I tried to help him on aim a little bit, hopefully it's enough to get everything working again ;)
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    Check the fuses, and check for wires under your steering wheel that got unplugged or cut when you were wiggling it.

    Hopefully it was just something minor like a busted fuse.
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    cgreen38 Common sense, p

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    1. Buy cluster w/ tach

    2. Swap speedo over from old cluster to new one

    3. Install new cluster in same manner as old one

    4. Enjoy new tach'd cluster

    5. Profit
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    Just thought id let everyone know that i fixed the problem, not me personally, but i had a friend come over and look at my wiring and fuses, found a blown fuse in the engine bay replaced it and it started perfectly, thanks for all the help guys, i much appreciate it.
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    ^ good to know.
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    Wrd... Live and Love and Learn...
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    At least it was an easy fix, it can be scary sometimes after working on your car and then nothing works.
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    My heart was beating like crazy all night. I have school starting monday and work today, it would have been the worst timing.
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    MacktasticSlick TRD whore with 36,000 posts, bitch

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    This is pretty fucking stupid, is this it?
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    so is missing the obviously blown fuse.
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    dont white parents usually say that to there little kids?
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    hummer wouldn't know cause he's russian.
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    also wtf? time out....im mexico we get hit with belts, no time out there


    ok ima stop, im passing the line already
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    MacktasticSlick TRD whore with 36,000 posts, bitch

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    Geez cbass you're stepping into gold's terrorist territory now. lol
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    crap i gotta back off
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    So cbass is the forum racist and gold the terrorist.

    Gold, quesion; who could possibly be whiter than Russians who literally only see sunshine from carribean vacation brochures?
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    im the forum racist? dude i just said 1 little haha...:(
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    Too far man... too far.
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    ok ok, stereo typer. I sorries cbass :(

    Anyways whatever mackman, we can call gold a terrorist but anything to cbass is too far... i think yo head is up yo ass too far yo. Jk jk, i keed.
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    yeah, jeez cbass, you came right out with a HUGELY racist comment.
    But I just post a funny pic, and I get dubbed the forum terrorist. Which is cool. I don't know what the problem with being the forum racist is... especially when it's true lol.
    Added: Jan 8, 2012 10:08 PM
    I'm not sure... I'm pretty white though... maybe you should ask our resident racist????
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    its not racist, racist is saying cracker parents
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    racist.
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    but i didnt say it! it was an example
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    Forum racist.

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