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My kia keeps dying! 2000 kia sephia. something is draining the battery new battery and alternator what can it be?

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WHEN TURN OFF CAR CHECK TO SEE IF RADIO TURN OFF.CHECK TO SEE IF INTERIOR LIGHTS OFF.MAKE SURE HEADLIGHTS TURN OFF.IF ALL LOOK GOOD.YOUR POWER DOOR LOCK FAULTY DRAIN POWER.FAULTY BLOWER MOTOR RELAY DRAIN BATTERY.FAULTY STARTER RELAY OR SOLENOID DRAIN BATTERY.FAULT IN THE PCM WILL DRAIN BATTERY.MANY MANY THINGS WILL DRAIN BATTERY.

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