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Changed the starter, had to jump start cause battery got low engine started ok. when we took the jumper cables off the car died all lights and gages went dead nothing even when we turned the ignition key. we need help not very good troubleshooting electrical. even with a low battery should'nt there still be lights and gages working?

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Not really charge battery n try again

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