I have been having some of these same issues with my 03 Element for the past year and car is again at the mechanic. Sometimes my Element will not start on first try, then when it does I have no gauges, a/c blows but hot. When I turn the auto off the green key light stays on and a clicking noise from the glove compartment continues. Sometimes the clicking stops but I have had other times it continues and then have a dead battery the next day. There have been times that while I am driving everything comes back on. I have already had a new computer put in and it is doing the same thing. I do home health therapy and can not be stranded. Have you been able to get your Element fixed and if so, what was the problem? I took it to my mechanic yesterday and they did a scan on it but said they did not have time to look at it so when they started it up so I could drive home, everything was working again. This is very frustrating because no one seems to know what is wrong with it and can not find the problem when gauges are back on as it seems to be an intermittent issue but can last for days at a time. HELP!!!