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3rd dead battery in 6 months

94 mazda protege. Bought a new battery and ran fine but eventually died. Sam's club tells me the battery is bad and replaces it. This has happened three times now. What gives? Alternator is good. Could it be the battery cables?

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It's more likely a short circuit somewhere or a sticky door switch. Battery cables can be corroded but not normally bad in that they don't transfer current. Assuming the connections are tight and clean, the problem is probably elsewhere.

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