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1997 Mazda 626 . The charge light keeps coming on and killing the battery.o changed the alternator and the computer

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Check the alternator fuses in the engine compartment relay box. You may also have a short somewhere.

Please see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r5925550-dead_battery_troubleshooting . These are generic instructions. If you get stuck or need specific instructions for your car, please get back to me with model, year and engine info.

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The battery might be too old to hold the charge for a while...if its 4-5 years old then send it to AutoZone so they can test it for you...
Good Luck!

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