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Battery light stays on

The battery light stays on when driving after a while I can't steer the car no more. Checked battery and is ok. Had the alternator checked, also ok. Can it be that there is something wrong with the power steering? By the way, my car is parked for a week and won't start at all. Something is draining the battery while it is parked and not running. Please help, I don't have lots of money to get it to the toyota dealer.They want $100.00 box just to check the car. Thanks for any response. Silvia

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