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Battery not charging

The battery dies. have replaced battery had the alternator checked, it is charging. when battery dies the anti lock brake light comes on on dash and the horn gets really weak and the driving light don't work . when you turn the car off the trunk pops open

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  • restorm1486 Jul 03, 2008

    Was not the battery, had the alternator replaced and now the car is working fine. I say you should always go with your gut .

  • patticake4u Jul 30, 2008

    battery is approx 1 year old. car won't turn over or battery won't take a charge. when the key is out of ignition a clicking sound comes from behind the radio/heater area. The doors won't even lock with the key. Is it the anti theft device maybe?, or alternator? possibly combination of things?

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    I checked my alternator and battery and both are good but my vehicle keeps losing charge as I drive all my lights come on my horn goes out and the battery starts to drain.



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Sounds like the cells in the battery have shorted. It's probably shot. Does the car run once its jump started? Does it continue to run after the cables are removed, if so your alternator is ok and its the battery. Hope that helps.

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