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1989 VW Cabriolet electrical problem ? weird

Driving at night. All lights and heater go out, then come back on. Subsequently, low beams, wipers and heater motor don't operate. That is, unless the light switch is on, and the high/low beam post is pulled toward the driver. With that action, the high beams function, as do the wipers and the heater motor. Checked every fuse in the block:  all OK. I'm ready to call GhostBusters. Any one else have a better idea?

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