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Guy ran down battery with interior lights and radio on all night.
In the morning, got someone to give him a jump, now no electric power getting to anything!
This is on a 1998 Sportage.
Turn the key, absolutely nothing! No dash lights, no cranking.
Turn on headlights, nothing!
Looks like all power has been cut-off to car.
He did have a very loose positive terminal at the battery.
Could this have caused a fusible link to burn up?
Where should he start checking?
 

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Guy ran down battery with interior lights and radio on all night.
In the morning, got someone to give him a jump, now no electric power getting to anything!
This is on a 1998 Sportage.
Turn the key, absolutely nothing! No dash lights, no cranking.
Turn on headlights, nothing!
Looks like all power has been cut-off to car.
He did have a very loose positive terminal at the battery.
Could this have caused a fusible link to burn up?
Where should he start checking?
In the Engine Compartment fuse box, the (80) amp MAIN fuse, look for the fuse that is (bolted) into the fuse box.. to remove the fuse, easiest is to remove the battery, and flip open the plastic window at the rear of the fuse box to access -> remove the back bolt for the fuse..

* But would do a voltage and/or continuity test with the fuse in-place first.

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If the MAIN fuse is blown, -- ALL -- fuses in the Engine Compartment and Passenger cabin fuse boxes should be removed/inspected/tested for continuity before proceeding..

* Make sure the battery is DISCONNECTED and key is out of Ignition switch when replacing the fuses..

HTH & Regards,
GottaCruise
 
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