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A/c compressor My a/c compressor stays on all the time. As a rersult I have ice cold air but when the car sits for a few hours the battrery is dead. The temporary solution has been to unhook the wire on the compressor but I would really like to fix the problem. I assume it is a relay,maybe? If it is where is it?

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Chg the switch panel board that turns it off and on because that is where the short is at. go to the junkyard and buy it . it is cheaper.

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Are you sure that your alternator is charging the battery? To find out, get a voltmeter and put it in the DC setting and put the black probe on the negative post of the battery and the red probe on the red post. Start the car and see if you are getting more than 14 volts, normally between 13v-14.7v. If you are not then the alternator is not charging the battery. If you are, then you have a voltage leak. Look for any bad ground or if you have an aftermarket amp, see if it turns off when you turn off the engine. You could have tapped on a wrong fuse for your remote wire on the amp.

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