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Changing a battery will have no affect on lights burning out. If the voltage regulator inside the alternator is bad this could cause lights to burn out as it will cause too much voltage to be produced unregulated. If this is so, the check engine light will be on and the charge gauge will be high and you may smell the battery overcharging. Hook up a voltmeter to the battery. It should be around 14.1-14.6 volts. If within this reading, your problem is most likely coincindental

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I would say you burned a fuseable link in the wiring harness.
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