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Interior lights & radio light turns off

When I switch on the headlights the interior dashboard lights do not come on and the radio lights go out.

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    Alarm goes off and interior lights won't shut off. It is not the switch inside the car

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Does the car run fine and start fine if you don't turn the head lights on ? The symptoms you describe here suggest a battery that is run down, in need of charging or a faulty battery, however if the same batter starts the car without a problem then you have a much more tricky problem to sort out as it seems your lighting circuit is then producing a direct short on power circuit resulting in nothing working. Do the headlights actually come on when you do this and stay on while every thing else goes off ?

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