I’m told this is NOT how to jumpstart a car (17 Photos)

  • http://twitter.com/asylumstudio B Line (@asylumstudio)

    Wow… This is just retarded… The thing I have never seen a car battery explode, I have them leak… This is some crazy stuff

  • SARmedic

    This is why when strangers ask if I can help jump their car I always say I'm in a hurry otherwise I would. I'm not risking this for a complete stranger.

  • Marco

    One less Jeep Compass on the road. Thank frikin sakes!

  • MylesofStyles

    #2 I'm almost positive that they had a negative reaction upon seeing this. Although I doubt anyone got charged, both were probably grounded.

    • Anonymous

      Fark worthy.

  • http://terrellpryorstattooartist.wordpress.com terrellpryorstattooartist

    That jeep should’ve known better then to jumpstart a dub

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  • Logan_the_Chiver

    Well THERE's your problem #6! Purple shirt probably had something to do with it.

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  • Ned Flanders

    I actually managed to do this once. Yeah I knew about the positive / positive, negative / negative hookup but somewhere I just made a mistake. I hopped in the 85 Camaro we were trying to jump and as soon as I put the key in I was shocked (literally) and noticed smoke coming from the console. Luckily a friend of my mom's was bad-assed enough to knock the connectors off of one of the batteries in time.

  • SpacemanSpiff_

    how long did it take them to realize it was going wrong?

  • Donna_Romper

    Isn't one of the cables supposed to be grounded?

    • Lane

      Yes. Pos to pos neg to ground. Otherwise you could get a nasty shock

  • chetmanly

    Silly VW owners always trying to be unique

  • tommy2X4

    So easy, a caveman can do it.

  • Commando00

    Sooooo…… if you're using jumper cables as nipple calmps…..which nipple does the red one go to???

  • Bob

    Wow, these guys are fucking dumb.

  • Coldzilla

    #13 Well when daddy finds out what they did to his car at least they have somewhere to sleep

  • Verbal_Kint

    I cant imagine that the arcing and shower of sparks wouldn't deter even the most simple minded idiot. That being said, you'd fry the battery, possibly alternator and the ECU, not burn both cars to the ground. This is staged, or an "insurance job".

  • Mark

    Scumbag Jetta asks for a jump start *Patriot comes to help*…. Burns it.

  • HebertMathew

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  • Construction Guy

    As a caution, even hooking it up as described, positive to positive, negative to negative, and lead to a battery over heating and exploding. The proper method for hooking up the jump cable is as follows: Positive on the car doing the jumping, Positive on the car to be jumped, negative on the car doing the jumping, ground the negative on the car to be jumped. The best ground is to the engine block if there is a place that the teeth can grab a hold to, other wise if your panels are metal that is a choice. If you need confirmation, look at the instructions on your jump leads, i never noticed until I blew up a batter.

  • LauraW

    My husband is a mechanic (has been for about 6 years now) and he said this is not possible…it could happen but it wouldn't cause this much damage. I call BS on this. 🙂

  • mith

    What a couple a retards.

  • Mouchette

    Capital D-u-h

  • Ram

    Well at least no one was inside.

  • Master_Rahl

    I was gonna make a Salvador Dali joke about his new touch on car interiors, but realized how lame it would be. Guess it's equally lame to fess up to thinking about said lame joke, too.

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