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Turn headlights on while engine is running and it shuts down

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Turn headlights on while engine is running and it shuts down is a 2001 dodge 24 valve cummins turbo.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Chris replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to just answer. I have seen this before, and it is a ground circuit problem. The ECM and injector pump share a ground circuit with the headlights. Check,clean and tighten all ground connections at the block and at the various spots in the engine compartment. They grounds attach to studs and bolts on the fenders and radiator support areas. Once you get them cleaned and tightened, the problem should go away.

I hope this information helps, and let me know if you need further assistance.

Chris

Expert:  Chris replied 1 year ago.

Also check the grounds under the dash and around the center of the dash down near the carpet.

Chris