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Engine turns off

When driving the engine turns off but not the lights

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Any number of problems can shut down an engine; most modern engines are designed to protect themselves by shutting down if something goes out of whack. Generally, the headlights will dim first only if the alternator is bad or the battery is dying, then shortly after that, the car will shut down.
For most other problems, the headlights won't be affected. Since your lights were not affected, I would first look to see if a code was set, then look for a fuel delivery problem, overheating or low oil pressure. Then move on to more esoteric components.

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