Dead Dashboard

electrical-wiring
honda
accord

#1

I have a 2000 Honda Accord DX. On a short trip (3 miles) the “Maintenance Required” light flashed on and off twice, otherwise running fine. I stopped at a market for 10 minutes. When I tried to restart- nothing - no dashboard warning lights, no click, the headlights would not turn on. I tried moving the key from the on to off position a few times and noticed the clock and radio came on, still no dashboard lights. If I left key in on position I noticed a flickering of light on the dashboard “car door/break lamp” warning lights. Eventually all the warning lights came on. When I tried to start the car I heard 1 click and then everything went dead. I was able to repeat this sequence of events about 4 or 5 times. Finally I opened the main fuse bank under the hood, passenger side, to see if there were any mice making a home in there. Seeing none I closed the fuse bank door and then the car started on the next try. I drove it 5 miles (no warning lights came on during the drive) and left it off at my local mechanic (Honda experienced. Any ideas?


#2

How many miles on your Accord?

How many keys on your key ring?

I’m wondering if your ignition switch is worn and not making contact correctly.


#3

207500 miles.
5 keys on the key ring.
Thanks for the reply.