Turned the key to ON, dash lit up, then cut out, no start...2 mins later, its starts?
Hi all, hard to describe this but I'll do my best.
This morning, I went to drive to Home Depot, turned the key to ON, waited for the WAIT TO START light to shut off, turned on the engine, no problem. Let it warm up a bit, and embarked.
Leaving Home Depot, same thing, no problems.
Made a second stop. Came back out ~30 minutes later, turned the key to ON, waited for WAIT TO START, but then the MD3060 transmission display showed all the LEDs on all at once, then the dash and transmisison indicator went dark and I couldn't crank the engine. Turned the key OFF, then back to ON, same thing. Went outside, opened the battery tray, everything looked good, didn't really touch any wires, closed the tray, went back in to try one more time...dash stayed on, I cranked the engine, it started, no problem.
Definitely experiencing an electrical problem, but I'm not sure exactly what? I removed the back door alarm buzzer and switch last night; only had to remove the assembly to remove the ground connection to the chassis to get it to shut up. There are several other wires associated with the back door that are just "hanging" now, but they shouldn't be getting any ground connectivity given the back panel is painted metal. I will go tape them off to be sure.
I also unplugged the stop sign leads from the strobe module, and pulled the fuse on the strobe module (it has its own fuse).
This is a 2006 Thomas FE bus (see "Ed" in the build threads). Any thoughts other than "trace out all the electrical"? I'm still looking for diagrams that match the current fuse panels, I think they may have been replaced at some point as they don't match the diagrams inside the door at all. Very tidy, but totally unlabeled...