My Drivers Information Center (DIC) / Compass (which is a seperate VFT) randomly has been going dark every so often.
Knowing all this where is the best place to start (without getting too involved)?:
Started this past winter when it got really cold... -15 every so often I would notice my trip odometer would reset upon starting, I would get a few extra chimes.
This turned into random blanking of the both the (DIC) & Compass, HUD (which is VFT) still works while driving.
Noticed lately (once) It DIDN'T
reset the Trip Odometer when it blanked. (Strange)
Master Odometer don't seem to be registering milage during these 'blackouts'.
Last week it totally died, would not take a jump, had to have it towed... could not remove positive battery cable as 2 cables seemed to be fused to the battery. Garage was able to seperate all cables from battery said inner cable welded itself to battery, all connections were (supposevely) cleaned up & terminal bolt was replaced.... seemed OK for a couple days (which wasn't unusual) but was out again yesterday & today at random.
Read about the corrosion factor on the connectors, yet I wouldn't think this could evolve from the battery ground, I had mentioned this DIC problem to the garage after the fact & they said this may had been the problem, apparently not.
Battery is about 6 years old, again don't think this would evolve from the battery.
Look to the ground in the passenger compartment?, this like a terminal block setup?