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You figure when the negative connector does not fit in the "supposed negative" battery terminal would be a dead give-away. Nope. Maybe the spark or the whirring noise when the positive connector was connected? That may do it.

Realized my mistake and reconnected the battery to the correct terminal. By then the damage was done.

No power to the car at all. It turns out that the Multi block fuse (passenger side fuse box under the hood) was blown. A shade tree mechanic hanging out at the local Autozone was able to trouble shoot the fuse with his multimeter.

This part (listed below) is a dealer only. Cost $8 I consider myself very lucky that some very expensive electrical part didn't need replacing.

Fuse a, MULTI block (120A/70A).
Stock Code 38231-SFY-003

After getting the fuse replaced, I noticed the RES not working. The DVD would play and you could hear sound out of the speakers but nothing from the rear display.

A google search recommended checking the 3 batteries in the removable remote. A multimeter showed 1 of the batteries needed replacing. Cost $6.

Still no picture to the RES. Searched for the fuse location and finally found it in the owners manual. RES fuse is located under the hood above the main fuse box toward the firewall. Saw that the 7.5 amp fuse was blown. Replaced it with a spare and now have picture.

Don't be a dumb ass like me. Double check the polarity before installing your battery! If you are a dumb ass like me, make sure it is a weekday morning so you can get to your local Honda or Acura dealer.
 

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Ouch.....what was the number f bombs dropped when you realized what you had done?? :)

Glad there was a fuse built in!!
 

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Where the terminals are located is indicated in the battery size. Look up the proper battery for your Ody (in your Owner's Manual or in the store booklet) and the terminals will be on the proper side. Doh! My Owner's Manual just lists the capacity.:mad: Just recently replace the battery in my brother's 'yota highlander. The guide at WallyWorld specified a group size 24F. The 24 batteries had the terminals reversed and on the wrong side.
And yes, double check that the negative cable goes to the - and the positive (usually with a red cover) goes to the +. :)(y)
 

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I honestly thought this was another one of "my clock is wrong" updates. :D
 
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