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Dead battery in saturn l300 2002

We just bought a used Saturn 2002 L300 that was towed behind a filming truck across the us for a while. The battery seems to drain overnight. I replaced with a new battery and the same problem occurs. The high beam lights seem to spontaneously turn on while the engine is off and the high beam lights turn on automatically when a turn signal is on. During the day, after the car is jump started, the battery is charging and the car stops and cranks up fine, therefore it is not the alternator problem. We only find an auto lights function, engine lights on function but no all lights off function. Is there one? And any thought on why the lights seem to turn on spontaneously overnight that drain the battery?? Since we do check for all lights off when we turned the engine off every night.

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