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CHEV 1500 2001 4X4 BATTERY GOES DEAD SITTING NEW BATTERY HAS DRAIN RADIO INSTRUMENT FUSE

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    Just changed out my dead battery and now my radio won't work.... no lights, no sound nothing. Full instruments and lights inside and out but no radio

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You may have a bad aternator causing the drain start the truck and pull the pos cable off the battery if it dies then your alternator is bad

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