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Re: Continued electrical problems!! argh!!
You said you had the battery charged and tested, but it should have read at least 12.6 volts when fully charged. Lots of vehicles will not start at 12.2 v. Have the battery brouoght up to at least 12.6, then have a load test applied to the battery, most parts stores do it for free. The test consists of having a carbon pile load of half the cold cranking amps applied for 15 seconds, if the battery falls below 9.6 v, or doesn't bounce back up after the test is over, it's no good.
It has to be a pretty good 12.6 to start. Try that then tackle the power drain problem.
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