even more confused now.
I have problems with my INSTRUMENT PANEL INTEGRATION MODULE (IPM) and DASH INTEGRATION MODULE (DIM)....I cant seem to tell what is the MIDDLE LINK in between these two.
It seems like everytime the car boots up I get something different.
1st time: I have No Gear lights, None of the lights except check engine light flash when the ignition is in ON position.
2nd time: I have gear lights now and a security light, no other lights on dash light up when you flip the key to the on position (car not running yet)
3rd time: I fire up the car, all the lights work but tach does not
4th time: Everything works
5th time: Dash "freezes up" indicator says its in PARK but it is in drive, again non of the lights work, traction control does not do anything on the dash light.
6th time: car works fine again
7th time: Gear selector says PARK, DRIVE, 1ST and 2ND are lit, dash is frozen
It seems like the binary feed is getting messed up somewhere. I checked cabling to the IPM and DIM and the connections are clean, I reseated to make sure, thats when I reproduced all these problems...
I'm checking all the fuses now.
This car has got to be the weirdest electrical bug ever.
I'm unplugging the battery overnight and hoping it will reset something. Wishful thinking I suppose