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1998 s70 starter fuse keeps blowing

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Therealxricksanchez
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1998 s70 starter fuse keeps blowing

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I went to start my S70 today to find out it was dead where it was parked i couldnt jump it, or at least i thought at the time

i grabbed another battery which was a good battery.

Hooked it up backwards for not even a minute at first by the time i realized it.

I pushed the car to where i could just jump it cause i was sick of fiddling with the battery went to start it and blew the starter fuse. i replaced it check all my wires and checked all my other fuses tried starting it 2 times with the jumper cables on the car then 3-4 times without.

every time i try to start it i blow the same fuse, ive tried slightly larger fuses and everything.

ive pulled the battery out completely and tried a different one i am just stuck at this point.
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Re: 1998 s70 starter fuse keeps blowing

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Hooking up the battery backwards usually causes damage to the alternator diodes and several other electronic modules. I'll try to find a post where all the damage was documented and link.

A good Volvo specialist is needed here if you can't find the affected relays or aren't at home with a voltmeter. That will get expensive, as in 10 hours or more, so it would pay to learn the basics and do this yourself.
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Here is a good thread on the same

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=77274&hilit=reverse+polarity
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Check (replace or jump) the J relays first, that often solves it.
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Re: 1998 s70 starter fuse keeps blowing

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Which fuse, exactly?
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