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Volvo c70 battery keeps going flat, its a new one ,and had it tested theres no drain. i turned the light swutch to 0.at night is this right the car is new to me

Its a secound hand car 2008 model .noy sure where i should turn light switch to last hing at night

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Is the alternator charging. if it is then. I am guessing a light is coming on after you walk away. my truck did that. 2 hours later the lights would come on

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