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my vauxhall corsa diesel wont start,thought it was a faulty

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my vauxhall corsa diesel wont start,thought it was a faulty battery,because it started on a jump,so i bought a new battery,put it on started first time,went back out a few hours later,and its dead,no dashboard lights,nothing.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mark replied 4 years ago.

Mark :

Hello, my name is Mark and I will try help you with this.

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The first thing to check is to see if the boot light is staying on when the boot is closed.

Mark :

After that you will need to carry out what is known as a parasitic drain check using an ammeter to see what the drain current on the battery is.