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1996 Buick Skylark electrical issues.

I am trying to help repair a '1996 Buick Skylark. The engine will start and shut off, as if the fuel is being cut. However, If I keep cranking it, and pumping the gas, it will start, and if I keep the RPM's up for about 30 seconds, the engine will keep running when I let off the gas. After this, it will run perfectly. HOWEVER, all the dash lights are on (ABS,Air Bag, Security system, etc) EXCEPT for the check engine light. The temp gauge does not work, the gearshift indicator does not light up. When I connect my scanner to the car, it does not detect any codes, however it will not give me the 'all clear' for the emissions status, either. It is acting as if half of the computer is "brain dead". I also believe this car has suffered water damage, due to the carpet being in bad shape, and the airbag has deployed. Is the computer that is located under the passenger seat only the airbag controller, or is it more of a body computer?

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The instrument panel is faulty , I understand that there are a couple of places in the country who repair these, I went to a junk yard and got another , however the code needs to to be matched with the ign switch ? ( The theft system is built into the cluster as well ... Good luck !

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