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98 VW Volkswagen GL, Dash lights out, not a bad fuse, dimmer, or light switch. Lights come back on periodically, but when I hit a bump, or if knock on the dash with my fist, they turn back off..What's going on?! Is it a crossed wire or something?

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The last time I fixed a problem like this it was a bad connection on the back of the instrument cluster. I found it by working in my garage in the dark. I removed the cluster and wiggled wires with the lights turned on, until I found the trouble spot. I then took a pencil eraser to connections in the area, then cleaned it with alcohol. Put it back together and all was well again. best of luck!

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