Loosing of power

Asked by Oct 18, 2019 at 02:36 AM about the 1997 Opel Corsa B

Question type: General

Hi guys. My opel Corsa 1.3 is 1996/7 model looses
power as soon as I switch the lights on. Even when
iddling, when I turn on the lights the it goes down.

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You have a weakness in the electrical/charging system. Additional draw from the headlights overtaxes the battery and the alternator can't keep up, so the engine doesn't get enough juice to spark the plugs. Have battery and alternator checked, and look for corrosion on electrical contacts.

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