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Gep prizm wont start

Batery is low tried to jump start there is no no lights or radio, could it be starter, alternator? help me?

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It sounds like a bad ground or something. I'd check your battery terminals and wiring. Also, follow the ground wire from the battery to it's connections. These tend to cause a lot of problems like this.

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