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Old 04-18-2017, 02:22 PM
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Unhappy New Owner with headaches... lol

Good Morning and Thanks for accepting me to this site!

I bought a 2000 VW New Beetle 2 months ago and I noticed that the dash boards lights aren't coming on. It was a no big deal since I drive during the day and not at night, but now I'm in need of the dash lights and I can't figure out whats wrong!
During the day the lights on the shifter are on with no issue, but as soon as I turn on the headlights, I loose the lights to the shifter and I still dont have lights on the dashboard.
Here are some of the things that I knew to do to see if I could fix it on my own.

Replace Light Switch - That didn't work
Checked Fuses - All fuses are fine

I have not replaced the dimmer switch as of yet, but I'm going to buy a used one at the junkyard today to see if that will do it.
Running out of ideas and reaching the end of my expertise.

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Old 04-18-2017, 05:50 PM
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Join Date: Aug 2015
New Kensington, Steeler Country, PA, USA
Car: 2003 NewBeetle GL 2.0 A/T

Are the dash BULBS OK?
'03 New Beetle GL 2.0L Auto
Platinum Grey
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