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Battery being drained and low beam light not working

1998 chevy lumina car, 3.1

This car had been sitting idle for about 8 months and when I tried to start it the battery was dead. So I jumped it off and let it run for awhile and in the meantime was checking all of my bulbs on the car. I noticed that both low beam lights were burnt out. Well it turns out the battery was bad so I replace it and the car started just fine. The next morning when I go out to start it, it is dead. So I go ahead and replace the low beam headlights and then proceed to jumpstart the vehicle. The car starts just fine and the low beam lights are working, until I take off the jumper cables and they go out so I put the cable back on, but the lights do not come back on. So I went ahead and unhooked the cables and let the car continue to idle while I checked the low beam lights and sure enough they were both blowed out. I let the car idle for about 10 minutes and turned it off and it started right back up, but after about 5 hours the battery was dead again. Thanks, Lionel

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Check your alternator to make sure it is putting sufficient charge to charge the battery. he proper thest would be to take it to a parts store and have them tell you the voltage. a get by test would be to start the carnd disconnect the battery and see how long the car runs. IF it dies then your alternator is bad.

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