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Stalling engine when lights are turned on/erratic idling

My Saab 900 convertible 1997 has started idling erratically - It starts ok, but when the main or dipped headlights are turned on, the care stalls immediately. Please help!!!

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It sounds like you have a short somewhere in your electrical system going to your lights. I would check for and wires being accidentally cut or even perhaps melted through. If you have no luck there, you may end up having to take the vehicle to a shop that specializes in electrical troubleshooting. I'd lay odds on a short in the wiring going to the headlights, though. Hope this helps and have a great day!

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http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/10/high-idle-problem.html

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/while-stop-engine-idles-like-cylinder.html

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