I think the CTM runs the door dinger. I know it runs the lights. If you scroll the dimmer wheel all the way up so the dome lights come on, then close the door, the lights should turn off after about 10 minutes. That would verify that the CTM is behaving. The dash is it's own computer running off a communication buss to the PCM, so anything it says would be as interpreted from PCM (or a no-bus error in the odometer window, which is self explanatory). At key-on, all lights should come on briefly, then i think air bag and a few others turn off after 3-5 second. I never pay attention to mine :P . If ABS and trans temp both stay on, then I would climb under and check the connectors going to the transmission. ABS is read off the rear axle housing (not sure where cable runs), and trans temp is read through the transmission governor sensor harness. Get the starter hooked back up proper, and see if it will bump using the key. The neutral safety switch is on the column I believe, so it should have been saved from damage.