No gauges, wipers and headlights on despite switches are off
Weird thing happened after I stopped and filled the tires as the TPMS was complaining... when I started it no gauges, odometer, etc. came on but both the headlights and wipers came on (but shouldn't have both switches were off). Killed it, let it sit for a bit and started it again, and the same thing - no dash, lights/wipers on. Took out the FlashPaq thinking it was going to have to go back to the dealer and put it back to stock - which I thought also resets the computer... but still the same symptoms. Started to drive it back to the house since I didn't have my tools with me (they're in her Xterra at the moment) to disconnect the battery and force a reset. While driving the couple miles back to the house I started playing with every switch on the dash... interestingly enough when I turned on the headlights everything came back on for the dash, and the wipers turned off. Turned the switch headlight switch off and they did go off. I pulled over and stopped and started it again, and it seems to be fine.
I searched the forum but didn't have much luck finding this issue... I did see a couple "chinese fire drill" posts that appear similar but not exact. So has anyone seen this before?
IMHO ... headlights and wipers are STUPID places to use computers! ... and that's coming from a senior programmer/analyst. I've made my living with computers for a couple dozen years. It's just not necessary.
Past: 2010 JK Unl. Islander, ORH Whisper Top (for now)
70-something DJ-5 RHD (years ago - never got over the thief who tried to steal it burning it)