Thanks in advance all!!
I sell cars on the side...mostly high miler Luxury cars BMW,Lexus,Volvo. Pontiac were and are my poison since I was 16. I've been able to get OK high mile SSEi Bonnys, 00-up for nice prices and finally picked one up. A LOT of car for the money...until today. This particular issue showed the other day, but didn't catch it. Now it'* almost all morning....start, restart, run codes (no service engine light on), pulled and checked all fuses in BOTH boxes, swapped relays, pulled the gauges for a wiggle and jiggle...nothing in particular to associate the problem with. Here are the EXACT symptoms during intermittent failure:
Upon startup, Speedo AND Tach does NOT cycle to max like the other gauges (not sure if they do normally). They drop below zero then sit on zero during run/drive.
All other gauges register, boost seems a little sluggish, but may be in my head
Systems monitor gauge BUTTONS do NOT allow me to select thru "mode" or "selection", yet the Trip can be reset.
Mileage/tripometer DO NOT increase during this failure
turn signals don't work (how I noticed originally-heard the clicking AFTER I made a turn)
Hazards DO work
Cruise does NOT work
Brights and lights work (on the same handle as cruise and turn signal)
Now, since I've logged miles, I can't sent it back to the auction for a lack of TMU (true miles unknown) disclosure (my auction HAS to disclose TMU for anything related to the inaccuracy of the mileage)
I install remote starters and alarms for a living. I removed an aftermarket RS/alarm from the car. The "Securty" light is on since I believe the car is using a NON-programmed aftermarket PK3 key(or it may be a passlock II standard key since it'* unmarked with "PK3"). I wiggled and jiggled the ignition wiring to rule that out as well. I feel this is totally separate from the failure since I've been driving the car for 2 days AFTER I removed the RS/alarm. I also logged on 200 miles AFTER the de-install and the problem occured this morning officially.
It'* a shame that this happened as it overall is a nice specimen and I STOLE it. BUT....now I'm limp since it was the door leading to my excuse to buy one for personal use. Now I don't want one if this is common. THANKS IN ADVANCE and I hope I can get some REAL input on some SPECIFICS.