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My battery is dead and my head lights are still on. but no other electricity is on.

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  • fougzki May 11, 2010

    If youre engine is running it comes from the alternator.

  • Richard Camp
    Richard Camp May 11, 2010

    If your headlights are on then how could the battery be dead, please clarify with more information. Thanks, RAC

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Your battery is not dead. There is a connector with a stud and nut with wires attached that needs to be replaced under the hood near firewall.

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