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I have a 2008 mitsubishi where the dash lights go out and the cars dies but I still have headlights and interior lights.

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Headlights and other lights are not connected to the engine system. If the dash lights go out and the engine stops there is a fault in the ignition system. A simple check is to remove any objects (keys, pencil tourches stc from the key as they swing with the vehicle they can and do turn the ignition off just a quick check before spending a lot of money

Posted on Jan 07, 2013

  • David Jan 07, 2013

    Thanks Bill for your comments. I understand what you are talking about but even with the one key on the key ring and the car still would not start. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.



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