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When i turn on the signal, it kills the engine

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I've had that happen before where my left turn signal would almost kill the motor. Check your alternator or have it checked at an auto stor most will do it for free. Your alternator might not be putting out enough juice to run the motor and electronics at the same time. Seems a little extreme but that's what mine turned out to be.

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