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1993 ford festiva electrical problem

My Festiva loses electrical power which stops the engine. I've replaced the alternator, the starter, and the battery is 1 year old, I had the battery tested under load and it was ok, the alternator tested good. When I'm driving to work with lights on, blower on rear window defogger on, the red generator will come on, it doen't happen all the time, when I pull into the garage and try to make it happen it won't, when I put a multi meter on the battery (while running in the garage) the meter reads 15 volts. I'm at a loss as to what to look for next.

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Right start engine ,hold rpm at about 1500 then disconnect battery and turn on everything electrical ,lights blower hazards reverse light fog light wipers ,if engine stops renew altenator

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Check your battery and make sure that your terminals are tightened down all the way

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