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If you have the owner's manual, check the chart showing which fuse is for the dash lights and that alarm. Try replacing that/those fuse(s) to see if you're back in working order. (Not sure where your fuse panel would be, but try the area under the dashboard on the driver's side.)
Locate the knob or dial that
controls the brightness of the dashboard lights. If the control is not
immediately evident, check your owner's manual.
Make sure the brightness control is turned on. If it is and the lights aren't working, the problem may be a bad fuse.
Check the fuse that controls the dashboard lights (see How to Fix a Faulty Car Fuse). Replace the fuse if necessary.
fuse box (see A). It is usually located under the dashboard to the left
of the steering wheel, at about knee level. Many cars have additional
fuse boxes in the engine compartment. Check your owner's manual or call
the dealer for the exact location(s)
Open the fuse box cover and
locate the blown fuse. There are two ways to find the bad fuse: Look for
a fuse with a melted center strip (see B, which shows two types of
broken fuses). Or, if you know which device isn't working--for example,
the radio--look for the fuse that handles that device. The fuse panel
may have labels for each device, or the information may be in your
Remove the bad fuse with a fuse
puller (a small pair of plastic tweezers that should come with the fuse
box). Or use a pair of needle-nose pliers.
Check the number on the bottom or side of the bad fuse. This indicates the amperage.
Buy a new fuse with the same amperage and push it into the slot in the fuse box with your fingers.
First, make sure it's not that your dimmer switch has been turned all the way down.
Check fuse 22 and 23. If they're good then you may have a bad ground somewhere. Check the board and fuse box under the battery (yes, I know - but thats where vw located it) for corrosion.