Originally Posted by mercymercyme03
Can anyone explain what might be going on with this thing?
Yeah. As I usually put it, "It's been messed with." No telling how or by whom without looking at it. I hope you got a really good deal on it because it's probably tech time. Your obvious options would be to have it put back to stock by someone who knows what they're doing or the more difficult path, have someone try to interpret the intent of the previous owner and the guy who messed with it then make it work properly. Mods aren't a bad thing if the tech who performs them is well versed in the various possibilities and is able to execute said mods with a reasonable level of craftsmanship.
Burnt parts, small lightning storms and blown fuses are never a good thing.