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Headlites on car out

Was driving and the headlites and dashboard lites went out. Don't know if fuse, bulbs or switch.

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Check the fuse.If ok check plug going to the headlight switch making sure its connected properly.If ok Change the stalk.

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I had a "wierd" problem with the lights on my '96 Passat. The daytime running lights stopped working. The headlights would still come on, but if you put on the brights, the tail lights and dash lights would go out. After trying everything else, I swapped out the headlight switch and found that was the problem. New ones are expensive (over $150 at the local parts store and I'm sure the dealership price would be more) but I picked a good used one up at Pull-A-Part ( http://www.pullapart.com ) for under 5 bucks.

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