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Wiring problem; when i switch to full lights the engine shuts down

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Not having a wiring diagram, I can say this sounds very much like a grounding problem to me. Try running ground wires to the headlight buckets,bulbs an Ignition module.

Also check the charging and bat situation as most solid state igs require a minimum of 9 vt.

Don't miss the key switch output.

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