Ok so i go to get something out of my car tonight and my dome lights arent on! get my keys and there is nothing happening. Dead as freakin doornail. Get my wifes car and my jumper cables. Hook it up and still nothing!!! Not even a light. The cables are on fire, just hot not literally on fire. Double check the polarity and its right. Its smokin at the battery and the cables still hot as hell, WTF!!! The only thing I noticed Friday on my way home was the voltage guage lower than normal. There has been nothing done or changed recently. Is it the alternator? I thought it would still get power off my wifes car, and jump off. this why i am lost. It is my DD and I have to have her back up by Monday morning. i checked all the fuses under the hood. What could this be????