So... after charging all night (and part of the morning, as I forgot to take it off, and had the wife take it off) I get home and couldnt find my meter (just moved into house, and had to move toolbox out of the way to get truck in garage).
So I opened the door and dome light turned on. closed it and it turned off. good start. theft light flashing "normally". So I turned key on, and radio came on and wipers. cool. Started it. all still working.
then I put it in drive. GUESS WHAT!? The radio and dome light and wipers stayed on!!! HOLY CRAP!?
So, I pulled off wiper cowl and saw a bunch of white household grade sealant that was cracked and seperated from steal and window. Hummm...
So, the only thing not working at this point that worked a few weeks ago was the blower motor. that doesnt turn on at all right now.
other than that everything works!
So is it that the GEM is drying up more and more or a good charge helped it? not sure still... LOL. still will pull gem and fuse panel apart and check for corosion and clean them up and put some dielectric grease and then get wind sheild replaced professionally!