So we had an insane ice storm yesterday.. car was coated in about 3/8" of ice all the way around. I left work early to go drop off a FedEx package at the local dropoff place, because the driver decided he was done picking up for the day at local businesses. I got in my car, started it, everything was great, scraped all the windows, got in my car, drove over there, parked, shut it off, did my thing.. and 30 seconds later i was back to my car.
Turn the key.. nothing. Single click, lights flashed, dead. I tried a few more times, same thing. Broke open the hood, battery was tight, nothing was wet, got my multimeter out, battery read 12v fine, propped the meter on the hood so i could see it while cranking... dropped to 11.5 when 'cranking' but in reality, doing nothing. i look at the clock.. 12:00, look at my odometer.. trip meter - 0.0, all my radio settings = completely reset. 10 minutes later, im still trying, and bam, click click click click, like the battery's dead, but still reading 12v. after about 3 seconds, all the lights on the inside come back on, like im rocking a dead short when i hit the starter. 10 minutes later, im getting insanely aggrivated, as im late for where i needed to be, its freezing, icing, im working on the car in the only 3" deep puddle in the parking lot, and i get back in, turn the key, wham, it starts like nothing ever happened. It's been fine since.
Has this ever happened to anyone? Having their ECU completely reset with no reason whatsoever? I didn't bother to check to see if my basemap was still programmed, but the car ran like it always did, so i assume it didnt get bumped. Not that it should anyway. a few hours after this happened.. i get a text message on my cell phone from my girlfriend.. that i received a month and a half ago.