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Batteery drains down over night requiring jump start.Have checked all light bulbs and none stay on after car is shut off.Battery is new and alternator has been tested and is pulling 14 amps.Where do we go here.Historiclly has there been a commom electrical problem with the 98?

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The memory in the cd player/radio is directly connected to the 12 volts from the battery which maintains the clock time and memory of stations and other settings. These seem to be the biggest issues with vehicle battery draining.
Other possibilites would be a shorted wire somewhere in the vehicle. Like faulty door light switch, seat heaters (if applicable) and air temp controls. Make sure all controls are off when vehicle is shut off. Heat/Air fan off, A/C off, cd player faceplate removed, wipers off, and everything else.

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