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Stancor GPR installed now it kills the batteries!

I finally got around to installing my stancor relay and I started the truck once and decided that I would wait untill it got cold and see if it would start. I am pretty sure the glow plugs are working because when I turn the switch on the interior light dims and it wasn't doing that before. I didn't plug the truck in. The problem now is It kills the batteries with in two times of turning over. where before it would turn over a few times before dieing. by the way it was 24 degrees when I tried it. It killed the batteries to the point that none of the lights would work. dash anything I have never had batteries do that. I thought maybe there was a loose cable or something so I pulled on the cables etc but as Soon as I hooked the battery charger to it the lights came on with the charger If I unhook it they go out again. My battery charger said the batteries are bad but that is both hooked together in the truck charging them. I am going to pull the batteries out tomorrow and try charging them independantly if they are bad I guess it will set for a few weeks untill I have the money to buy two new ones.
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The lights dimming has nothing to do with the GP's working or not!!! Sounds like your batteries are shot. You claim that prior to the Stancor the batteries would kick it over a couple times befoe going dead!! This shouldn't be. Just to make sure the Stancor isn't stuck open, with the key out check voltage at each large post, should have 11 +/- volts on one and 0 on the other. Just because the auto parts stoe tests your batteries and says they are good means nothing!! It takes very strong batteries to kick a 7.3 over. Always replace both batteries.

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Yeah I am going out and pull the cables off of them one at a time and clean them even though they don't look that dirty the lights going completely out confuses me I mean not even a dim glow. almost like a disconnection. I will probally change both batteries anyway just because I have only owned the truck a few months and really don't know they condition. Thanks Lloyd
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