Honda CR-V 2007 I parked this car on Friday. It would not start on Sunday and the cd changer changed a bunch every time I tried and a few other dash lights came on. It was cold during the 2 days (between 23 and 0 degrees F).
Jumping the car (Monday morning, 20 hours from the time I tried to start it on Sunday) failed ,resulting in some sparks and then the running lights coming on and this thing with 6 black wires coming out of it making a running noise. Everything faded (took 4 minutes) back off when the donor car was disconnected. Now Nothing would come on in the interior at all during this attempt or after. Here's a picture of the engine: http://files.conceptcarz.com/img/Honda/2007_Honda_CR-V_Manu-07_e01-1024.jpg (the black wired thing is upper left, the battery looked like the picture)
It was towed to a dealership and their mechanic claims someone hooked up the battery backwards and that fried all the fuses and could have fried the whole electrical system if it hadn't been dead.
No one (that I know of and I had the key) has messed with the car or unhooked the battery between Friday and it arriving at the dealership other then trying to jump start it Monday. It was towed 2 hours after the attempted jump start.
Any thoughts on what really happened to it? Is it even possible to hook up the battery backwards in the picture? Can I prove the dealership is lying about the battery being 'sabotaged'?