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1996 Sebring died-but flashing light & ticking from steering col.

Put in a new battery 2 mos. ago and alternator checked out okay. Drove fine all day, then died in my driveway. All power shut off 10 min. after the battery or "charging system" light came on. The weird thing is the indicator light that surrounds the ignition switch (where I put the key in) is flashing a green light and ticking very loudly...like an old wind up clock. It's been doing that all night. Also, the security system is still arming. The flashing light and ticking sound only occurs if the key entry is in the "lock" position (with or without the key). Does anybody know if there is a kill switch on the column and if so, how the heck do I override it?

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If your battery cables are corroded, I'm talking inside the casing , your battery is running the car and not getting much charge back from the alternator. The least expensive, but time consuming thing to do is replace both battery cables. Try this before any major repairs.

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