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89 chevy vette battery charging problem

We have taken it to AutoZone and they ran a test on it. the test said that there was a short in the car somewhere. we have had to replace the ECM 3 times in the last 2 yrs. for some reason, the instrument cluster will start blinking, the car will hiccup (sometimes not even crank), stall, not turn over, at one time and point the TSP was throwing a code (until we replaced the ECM) we have taken it to the best 'vette doctor' in town, but he says he thinks its a wire grounding out but can not find it

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Check for a short in one of the front door speakers
check for a short in the power seat motor
had both problems fixed and battery does not drain anymore

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