1991 Toyota Camry LE
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Hey guys, a few days ago my 2nd Gen battery died. I thought it was because the door lights were on after it was left ajar, so I charged it, hooked it back up, started it and then took a voltometer to it, and surprisingly, it wasn't getting any charge from the alternator (read at 11.9 volts). So I swapped it out with another one, and then another one, and then one more, but I got the same reading. I realized then that only one alternator was truly dead because all of the dash lights were on. Then I checked for any shorts/grounds with a test light and found them to be at the lights and radio. I pulled the fuses out (radio no. 1 under the hood and the two 7.5's inside) and then started the car. It did charge for that night (13.5), though I still unplugged the battery. But then the next day, I started it again and checked it, and NO CHARGE. I was getting really frustrated at the car as it is my daily driver. There are no shorts/grounds left and the battery still will not charge. I will note though that when the key is in the ignition and on acc or "on", the short light tester glows very brightly. Is this normal? And does anyone have suggestions to my problem? Thank you in advance.