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Old 04-15-2016, 11:09 AM   #15
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All Good!

All good folks! thanks - the solution? Taking the connector wire to the positive terminal from the negative.

Lessons learned -

1) know your jack and how it works (i did find the fuse - which was good to know - and noted it was in good condition )

2) ensure your connector is to the positive battery terminal - not ground / NEG

3) if you replace batteries, ensure wires are all reconnected by yourself or under your supervision (recall, i had a Sears battery tech. replace the batteries and the wires .. incorrectly).

happy travels!
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Old 04-15-2016, 12:13 PM   #16
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The real lesson here (and it's a good one) is to color code with red tape all the wires connected to the positive teminals.
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Old 04-15-2016, 04:05 PM   #17
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If the jack cannot be manually lowered, it is likely to have jammed internally and will need to be replaced; my experience.
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Old 04-15-2016, 04:43 PM   #18
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Thanks for the good news ryandanz!



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Old 04-15-2016, 09:14 PM   #19
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A photo is cheap insurance...

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The real lesson here (and it's a good one) is to color code with red tape all the wires connected to the positive terminals.
And IF you never got 'round to color coding with tape, at least take a pic with your trusty cell phone before you let the "mechanics" at it!
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Old 04-23-2016, 07:54 PM   #20
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And the tech assumed black wire .... must be a negative or ground wire. Connect it to the battery - terminal.

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Old 04-24-2016, 11:04 AM   #21
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I second the color tape and pictures. I keep a few pics on my cell phone for the 'just in case' moment.
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