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2001 Honda Civic Cpe - Cables to battery

My car had a hard time starting so I had the system checked an found that I needed a new battery. I put the battery in and tighten the cables as tight as I could and the cables we’re still movable. Now when I turn the headlights on the car almost dies out and shifts hard. Could this be from the cables being loose.

Yes it can. Loose means the connection is poor.

Thanks for the rapid response

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