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Offline church666

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Yes I know, I'm an idiot. I've done this a thousand times that my confidence just got too big and I forgot to double check. I bought a new battery and nothing, even no lights on the dash. I've check all my visible fuses in the bay and by the drivers wall, they're all fine. but I did find out that a part that connects off of the positive terminal got fried, i have no idea what this part is called, can you guys help me? and maybe give me some other things to check?
it is a 1985 celica gt 2.4 efi.
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Offline twotone_ra64

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Those are fuse links on the positive terminal cable of the battery. Not sure on replacements for that. Might just add an inline 100A circuit breaker instead.
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Offline danf

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You'll have blown multiple fuses, multiple fusible links and possibly the ECU. There's multiple fusible links hanging off the positive battery cable and two in the engine fuse box.

I bought a car that was like that.
SELECT celica FROM toyota WHERE year<=1985;

1985 GT-S
-Rebuilt engine: bored .020 over, oversize valves, new cam
-Thorley header w/heated O2 sensor at collector & all new exhaust
-Impact6 strut bar
-3.9LSD rearend, which is now slipping
-Lots of bodywork and new paint!
-New cd player to cover up all those squeaks and rattles
-JK short-throw shifter