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I have a 1966 Parisienne with a 283 engine I`v put in a new starter,alternator and battery and for some reason my battery keeps draining. I`v also made sure everything is well grounded,any help would be very appreciated. THANKS, F#%KING FRUSTRATED

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Thier is many things that it could be but check to see if the glove box light is going off when it is closed push on the button with door open if that dosent work if tou have a volt meter unhook the neg side of the battery and put the meter leds between the battery and the cable and that will tell you have much voltage it is drawing make sure everthing is off

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