I started my car the other day and turned the car off.
When I tried starting it back up it wouldn't crank.
I took the key out and my dashboard gauges would stay on.
I can start it up by the solenoid.
What can be the problem?
Two key observations (no pun intended):
This tells me that the ignition circuitry is not following the key position in the ignition barrel. This could be due to a bad ignition switch or break in the associated wiring.