ok-got it to start by placing key under column and finally started. However now there are no interior lights or radio or any console options. Was only able to do this after I left the battery undone for 10 minutes and touched both negative and positive leads. Also- the battery is needing too be charged. Could this be from a low battery?
With the outside lights flashing, and inside not, your medium speed CAN bus was down, which can happen if the CJB gets locked up due to low battery voltage.
I would suggest having the battery replaced if needed, and having all of the fault codes in the vehicle cleared out, this way, if the problem does return, there are not a lot of erroneous faults in various systems.
All right- RR got taken to Houston RR yesterday, just spoke with them and they are baffled. Cannot figure it out at all. There is some sort of open circuit that is not allowing the car to start. I did tell them how I was able to get the car started and they did, just cant get anything on the inside to work, radio, gauges, etc... Anybody ever have something like this?
It sounds like the medium speed CAN bus is falling out.
There is a spot on the bulkhead, above the ABS modulator that is known to short and cause similar issues.
But there are also a few other issues that I have seen cause this, it needs to be properly diagnosed, they need to call their FSE (field service engineer) if they do not know how to diagnose the system correctly.
It can get tricky, but it isn't that complicated. Step one is clear out all the faults, then reproduce failure, then induce the same faults by manipulating the busses. That lets you know where to start looking, past that, it is a simple electrical diagnosis.