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2004 Dodge Dakota battery question

I’ve replaced the battery in my 2004 dodge dakota and when I hook the terminals up the horn wipers and lights go off. But before I bought a new battery I put a used battery in it to make sure it still ran and had absolutely no problems with it starting or anything. What could be the problem?

Is it possible the new battery is bad?

Just for the sake of clarification, do you mean that they go “on”?
If they go “off”, they are not working.
If they go “on”, they are working.

Can you clear this up for us, so that you can get responses that will address the problem?
:thinking:

Reversing the terminals can sometimes result is weird stuff like that, in addition to frying various things.

I wondered about that myself. It’s possible the OP got hold of the wrong battery and the terminals are reversed.