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    Dash lights on with no Key in ignition & drains battery?

    i have a 52 place mk4 astra coupe turbo

    the problem im having is when i take the key out after turning off the engine (z20let) the red battery light and oil light stay on?

    it then slowly drains the battery till its dead and i cant start the car upless i jump it then it runs fine till i turn on the engine n and leave the car

    ive had the battery cheaked and its fine in i think the altenators good cos the car dont run out off power when its running

    any ideas or anyone had owt simliar?

    cheers

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    Battery light staying on can be a sign of a failing alternator. Just try unplugging the smaller wires from the alternator to see if the dash lights go out
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    Battery light on when ignition off is usually alternator with any car, well i have had this issue twice with different cars and was alternator both times. You might also find when driving that your battery light is off, but gradually glows brighter and brighter....my old veccy did this, alternator again
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