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What causes headlights to shut off randomly?

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2006-11-05 10:21:32
2006-11-05 10:21:32

This could be caused by a number of reason's , The first thing I would check is to make sure my battery is sucure and can't slide over and ground out the hot post.The second thing I would check is to see if the wire from my headlight's to my battery's hot wire is getting a good conection(I have had both problem's in older vechile's)

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