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I drained my battery the other night sitting in the car with the radio going so I jump started it with a jump pack... stupid me put the (-) clamp on the engine support bar and not the ground post thinking that would work. Nope.... charged it alittle but not enough to turn over the engine. YouTubed the right way and voila it worked. Now, my radio does not work and every time I start my car the screen says "Loading..." (see photo)

Did I fry the fuse or what? And if I did, I assume it's the fuse panel in the rear of the car that it's located to change?
Hello again, fellow escapee ( :
if you had fried the fuse, you would have a black screen. Essentially you have done what is known as a hard reset.
One thing I will tell you to try first, press the power button and fast forward button on the radio at the exact same time for a few seconds, this will also reset the unit.
12v Batteries only last for approximately five years, that you drained yours dead, you may need to have it load tested at an auto parts store.

it's free to do, half the time you can just pull up in front of an auto parts store, and the techs will help you out right there.
 

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Ummm yeah and there is actually such a thing as blinker fluid... 😏 lol
Dude! He's not messing with you. This is the accepted way to do a hard reset, rather than listening to your radio all night ( ;
You need to have a standalone battery charger though, your jumper pack will not do what you are trying to achieve. You do not have to touch the disconnected terminals together if you leave a trickle-smart charger on your battery for an overnight.

if you cooked your battery, it just means it was the end of its life… Be grateful it did not strand you somewhere. Getting the correct battery for your car will be essential, but not especially cheap.
 

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My apologies, sounded like he was lol.

Ok so I don't own a battery charger except my jump pack. I not familiar with Fords.... All I've ever owned is Dodge/Mopar.
You're good, it does sound kind of crazy.
If you can wait, order one. you want a smart, or trickle charger though.

You can go to your local auto parts, or box store and pick one up for close to the same price. Just make sure you're getting a smart charger.
I like a smart charger, better than a trickle charger

just go have your battery tested, Alicia. You will know right away if you have to replace it. You do not need to buy a smart – trickle charger
 

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My apologies, sounded like he was lol.

Ok so I don't own a battery charger except my jump pack. I not familiar with Fords.... All I've ever owned is Dodge/Mopar.
And hey, you own a jump pack… You are 90% ahead of the game, compared to most people
 
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