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I put a new starter and the car still does not start the radio and lights come on but then the battery goes dead in about 10 minutes everyone says its the chip in my key could this be the problem

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Not likely. If the battery goes dead in 10 minutes, you have a shorted cell in the battery. Take it to an aout store and have them test it free.

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The only way that a wire would melt is if there is too much current going through too small of a wire--say for an amplifier.
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