Brand new alternator

Asked by Oct 22, 2016 at 10:16 AM about the 2002 Mazda Protege DX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just bought a new alternator and also had the
battery recharged and my battery comes on 3
seconds after car is started and stays on. I drove it
to work no sign of the battery dying but later that
night the battery started to fade (battery light still
on) until it showed no signs of life. The one I
noticed as when I turned the lights off, I got more
power but as soon as I turned the lights back on
the car shutdown. I got a jump from the police and
they escorted me home. Could this possibly mean
that my battery is shot or what, can you or anyone  
help resolve this issue,  thanks in advance.

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