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Hi I have a 1982 volvo wagon, the battery light on the dash won't turn off and i just replaced the battery. Any advice? And is it going to continue to drain the battery?

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Yes,the alternator is not working,replace it and it will turn the light off.There is a problem in the alternator.A diode ,or the voltage regulator in the alternator is bad.

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