I believe if you have a short you should blow a fuse. But if your engine is dying you probably have a bad alternator and/or battery.
make sure body ground to motor is still connected.
This happened to me in a 95 Toyota Tercel and the cause was for the most part dirty battery connections, when the electrical load was raised the alternator could not immediately keep up and required a moment to adjust, but with a bad battery connection (probably the Positive in my case) it couldn't temporarily draw enough power from the battery to still fire the spark plugs hence the immediate stall.
Check to see that all other lights work on the neon. Check for a headlight fuses, relay, and a bad switch. Check for any loose wiring that can cause power loss to the headlight.
A blown fuse will cause the 1995 Ford Taurus headlight to stop working. The fuse box can be found in the engine compartment.
you need to check your wiring from the headlights bac to where it starts. it could just be a bad ground or you might have a break in the power wire to that light
Run a ground wire to that headlight. If it gets brighter, there is a problem with the ground in the wiring harness.
headlight switch is probaly your trouble
A dimmed headlight is usually cause by a bad ground. Check the connections in the headlight wiring. Sometimes they can get water in there and just a little bit of corrosion will cause bad connection.
I would replace the headlight switch as Ford has had their share of these problems.
bad headlight switch.
There are several possibilities; headlight switch, headlight breaker or fuse, connectors, dimmer switch.
faulty wiring or you are accidentally hitting the switch and not realizing it
it's your headlight switch
Turning on the headlights with the engine turned of.
a possible solution would be to check ground wires. The driver and passenger side front lights have separate ground wires in wiring harness. The result of having ground wire disconnected is dimming headlights.
Headlight blackout kits are illegal in some places because of safety concerns. An installed kit can cause headlights to function improperly leading to poor visibility.
blow fuse, bad motor, bad switch or wiring
If the headlights flash on and off, there may be a problem with the bulbs or fuses. There may also be a problem with the battery connections or wiring.
I have the same problem with my 1992 Olds 88. My research says the problem may be a circuit breaker in the light switch, headlight wiring is protected. An electrical overload would cause the lights to go on and off, and they may stay off. Have the headlight system checked right away is the recommendation. I am trying to find the location of this circuit breaker..... Does anyone know?
The headlight motors are going out. Each headlight has a motor. If you need to replace one, it's best, (and cheapest), to do both of them.
bad light switch.
To find the cause of the low beams not working, start with the bulb to make sure both are ok. Check the dimmer switch, and the wiring from the switch to the headlights.
If just one headlight quit working it probably burned out. If both headlights quit working at the same time the fuse probably blew.
Short in the wiring is the most likely cause.
No, low gas cannot cause a Check Engine light to turn on. There would have to be a problem within the engine or the engine wiring for that light to come on.
Trailblazer wiring harness for the headlights is a common failure in the early years. HID lights will also cause the same problems if the wiring harness plugs are weak. www.trailvoy.com for all the answers on these trucks!