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Truck won't start - Dash going nuts

First real post here, but I have been lurking for a long time and have appreciated all of the tips and info shared on the site. Now for my problem.

Drove home last night with no issues, but went to start the truck this morning and some strange behaviors started showing up. Dash died when the key got to the on position.

So, I got to thinking and did a couple tests to rule out anything obvious to me. Put a meter on the batteries and both are at 12.90.

Watched a video about wiggling the key in the ignition and then the dash went crazy.

Blinking lights, beeping sounds, Check Brake System warning, Service Advancetrac warning, Starting Sytem Fault warning.

I recorded a video showing all of the lights blinking and the error messages I could get, but because I'm new and haven't posted a lot, I still have restrictions about sharing the video (I completely understand the throttling of content for new users). I can share it in a pm if anyone would like to see it.

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I would start by cleaning ground cables on batteries probally not related but bad grounds can cause some pretty weird things to happen. Ive spent 1k at a stealership to find out it was a bad ground strap
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I really canít help with your problem but shoot me a link to the video and Iíll post it up and maybe someone else will know something.

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Post the link to the vid in plain text -- we can copy paste then

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i can toss a couple ideas out that's about it not sure how much help i will be
the idea of grounds and other shorts is valid these do some odd stuff to say the least including freaking out the pcm
also heard about shorts in the dash causing similar issues to what you describe.
also have you done any work on the truck recently or wiggled or moved the harness either under the dash in the engine bay?
sounds to me like a short either in the harness or pcm connections or to the cluster but again i hate wiring so...
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I bet it would like some new batteries.

Mine went bonkers when mine petered out 6 hours from home. I charged them overnight then drove into the nearest town and got some new ones installed, problems went away.
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good point 12.9 is fine volts wise but a load test would not be amiss

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Can't imagine new batteries fixing this -- but disconnecting the grounds for a few minutes may "reset" the system

As @john galt mentioned, have you changed/added anything to the truck recently? -- been poking around in the wiring?

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Took the batteries to get tested this morning. Both came back good. Put a booster pack on it and now it doesn't exhibit the same behavior. The dash "starts up" like normal, but when I try to start it, it can't turn all the way over. Going to check the ground straps and the all the main cables. Seems like there is something drawing power.
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