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Have a 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Sierra SL 4dr. VIN# 2G3AM5IN8K240

I have a 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Sierra SL 4dr. VIN# 2G3AM5IN8K2405346. I tried new battery and new alternator and it stills dies everday. I had the starter checked and it checked out o.k. I checked trunk light ,hood light, cigarette lighter, radio, power locks, and roof light and the car battery is still dead every morning. I was told it could be the sensor but I do not know where that is located. Thanks for your help

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Have you checked the glove box light? another way to tell where your short may be is to hook a voltage meter to the battery and notice a drain on the battery with the key off! then start pulling fuses to see when the drain stops and that will narrow down the possibilities of the problem... the drain should be easily located if its killing the battery overnight... help this helps

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