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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.

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Q: How do you find a short in the headlight wiring that would cause your engine to die when you turn on your headlights?
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