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Battery light stays on

I have a 1981 corvette 350 4 barrel carb quad jet that won't start. The car was stored all winter. I took the car for a drive and parked it for an hour. When I went to put the car in the garage it would not start and the battery was dead. I used a battery charger to charge the battery it would not keep a charge so I bought a new battery the next day. The battery light on the dash stays on all the time when its turned off. The car still won't start. Any clue whats going on with the car?

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  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    BOUGHT NEW BATTERY AND AS I WAS GOING UP MY STREET BATTERY LIGHT CAME ON BUT THEN WENT OUT ON THIS NEW BATTERY TOO.

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Many possibilities but the alternator is a good place to start, if its plug is loose, then the green relay inside the center console just to the left and slightly in front of the emergency brake will be clicking in connecting and disconnecting the battery( one loud click per time). It will need replacing or simply disconnecting works for the short budget.

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