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Everu time i turn the car off it wont start without a jump. battery is in good condition, also the instument panel lights will not come on..is this thee altinatore

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If you are having to jump the car off,and the battery you know,that you know,that you know it is good,and has had a load test,and passed the test,then the cable ends on the battery cables are bad,or the connections are glazed over with a grey dark film,or black.Or the cables are bad,and need to be replaced.

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If your dash battery light does not stay on while running the vehicle, the alternator is probably ok.

Your battery connections could be at fault. They must at least start out shiny and new looking after wire brushing them and even picking at them with a small flat screwdriver in order to make sure all corrosion is removed.

When you jump the vehicle, you supply more current to these leads, which will allow you to start the car.

Instrument panel lights are controlled by a dimmer switch and a fuse.
Look for the above things first.

Good luck.

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