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Electrical - turn key on and electrical short

I have never had problems with my 2002 chevy avalanche, but recently I left the light on and battery died. The next morning I tried jumping off etc...but I came to find out that it would not even turn over...

when I stuck the key in, as soon as i turned to "ON" the electrical completely shuts off as if disconnected from battery.

NOTE: I never get to "start" or "ignition", the trucks electrical COMPLETELY shuts down as soon as I get to the on position, and I ahve to wait a while and pump juice thru batt charger to get the power to come back on. PLS HELP!

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It sounds to me like it's time to replace the battery. How old is the battery (i.e. is it the original)? In my experience I find batteries tend to last 5 years and anything beyond that is just luck ;-) I think most parts stores will do a free battery test for you. Good luck.

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