When it has been cold out, my dash is dead and does not light up except for
warning lights for SERVICE ENGINE SOON, ABS, and AIRBAG. When I try to start
the car, it turns over, runs for a few seconds and then dies. If the all of
the dash warning lights come on, then the car starts right up.
I happen to know when it won't start in the morning when I open the door and
the interior lights won't come on. And after a couple of minutes with the
key on the on position, the headlights will pop on, but the dash is still
I've been able to start the car, drive a little ways and then have the dash
flicker on and off or just stay off for a few minutes, then eventually have
them flicker and then come back on. Of course, the car stays running (unlike
my attempt to start it with a dead dash).
Any help would be appreciated.