Why does my mustang shut off when i turn on the head lights?

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Asked by Nov 06, 2012 at 02:25 PM about the 2006 Ford Mustang V6 Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the car starts fine but when i try to turn on the lights it dies

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Here's a wild guess. Open your hood with the car running & the lights off. Have someone else turn on your lights on & listen to your alternator. Maybe the alternator is loading your engine & causing it to shut off.

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As I said, it's a wild guess. Just trying to be helpful. Sometimes by looking at one thing you discover what the real problem is.

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