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Hi , I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.Initially, the description of "...dash lights hesitate before coming on..." is very significant as it indicates lower than +12V reaching the ignition system and/or a poor connection.
Let's try review the basics (one-at-a-time). Proposed preliminary checks (if have not been done) on suspects: