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Turn headlight on engine dies

1992 Sentra. as said if you turn on the headlights the engine dies. All other lights and radio work. I have the same problem on my 05 altima. Have your battery checked...it may be bad. When I replaced my battery the lights wouldn't kill the engine anymore. However, I'm not entirely sure this is a full solution to the problem.

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To me it sounds like the alternator is getting bad . I would take it to auto zone or some auto parts and have them test it. Most auto parts will check them for free .

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