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Car wont start? no power?

My car has to be jump started all the time, i have a new alternator and regulator but it still wont charge the battery? i can not use my radio or drive at night as i can t use my lights and im stuck with no clue of what it is?

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Also install a relay on your starter cable. Works for me

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Try checking your grounds from battery and alternator

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