10minute warmup with foot on gas needed on 1999 Honda CR-V

My crv has to idle with my foot on the gas for 10 min before i drive it otherwise it will die. Started about 6 months ago, dieing after i got less then a mile down the road sometimes. not it is all the time. what is wrong? all of the gages on the dash stoped working aswell

by in Anchorage, AK on January 24, 2011
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ANSWER by , January 24, 2011
I'm concerned about a charging system issue since you also have the dash gauge issue. Have the alternator and charging system checked. Alternatively, if that is an unrelated issue, you could have an air intake leak or sticking idle air control valve causing air to get into the engine cold which will require you to give it fuel to keep it going.