The symptoms I'm having are thus: As I was driving, the peripheral
accessories began to fail, radio, lights etc.
Then the gauges went to zero. Th engine began to rev and die rev and
die. I coaxed the vehicle home where I ended with a dead battery.
I've replaced the old battery (which was pretty old anyway) with a new
fully charged one. I was letting the vehicle warm up last night when
the same symptoms appeared.
I'm not a handy mechanic but am capable enough if pushed in the right
direction.. I've heard anythign from bad alternator to a computer