When driving normal day to day everything is ok,but when stopping and going on my rural mail delivery job the (gear) shift indicator light will occasionally start flashing/blinking. It seems to take a few seconds before actually engaging drive from a dead stop, after this occurs.When it finally starts going it also seems to go slower like it’s in a different (automatic) gear? I’ve noticed a kind of click noise when this is happening to the left of my sterring column-possibly a relay or something electrical? If I turn my car off it seems to reset itself and resumes driving normal? any ideas?
My best suggestion is to read the relevant section of your Owner’s Manual. I can tell you that on my last Honda, a '92 Accord, the manual clearly stated that a flashing “D” on the transmission quadrant indicated an electronic fault in the transmission’s controls. (I am assuming that this is the same light that you refer to as a shift indicator light.)
Failure to quickly rectify an electronic problem with the transmission’s controls can morph into much more expensive mechanical transmission problems. I suggest that you consult the manual to try to confirm what I have stated above, and if the manual’s information is consistent with what you have observed, that you get the car to a competent transmission shop a.s.a.p. (Note: AAMCO, Lee Myles, Cottman, and other transmission chains are not usually considered to be in the category of competent–or honest–transmission shops.)