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When i disconnect battery my audi 80 stops,battery goes flat when lights are on quickly,i know alternators is ok

Could it be a fuse or a relay?

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Do you mean you disconnect your battery ,while the car is running.you can damage the cars ECU doing that .or do you mean your battery ,is losing its charge when diconnected.

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