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Electrical problem I gave someone a jump several months ago. Since I did that everytime I exit my vehicle my running lighjts and dash lights turn on and drains by battery. So every time I park my car at night I have to take out a fuse so the lights won't come on. Also, when I do reinsert the fuse in my vehicle my rear lights and running lights stay on. Is tlhere a problem with my electrical relay switch, and if so where is the relay switch located'

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Check your alternator. I had the same thing happen when I gave someone a jump. For some reason they go out after you jump someone. I would have the alternator checked and go from there.

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