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Car turns off when I turn on airconditioner or headlights. on 1998 Chevrolet Prizm

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I smelled something burning inside the car one day while driving home. Evidently it caused a short and this problem starting occuring. Note: I have no idea what burned and can only sumize the smell came from behind the dash
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Remove the battery negative terminal, tow it to a shop and ask them to check it. Electrical shorts could cause fire and serious injury or death. It could happen very fast.
Take it seriously.

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