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98 VW Golf GL, Dashboard lights out!

I have a 1998 VW Golf GL - The dashboard lights (Green) no longer illuminate my instrument cluster, they do however occasionally comeback on, but if my car goes over a bump or if the dash knocked they turn back off, as well as some of my center console instruments (AC, Blower, Rear De-frost etc.). It's not a blown fuse or bad light switch.

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  • james_crist Feb 04, 2010

    I'm not a mechanic. So is there something a dummy like me might look for that looks like what your talking about? Specific colored wires or where they run?

  • james_crist Feb 04, 2010

    I'm not a mechanic. So is there something a dummy like me might look for that looks like what your talking about? Specific colored wires or where they run?

  • james_crist Feb 04, 2010

    I'm not a mechanic. So is there something a dummy like me might look for that looks like what your talking about? Specific colored wires or where they run?



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Remove dash and make sure main electrical plug is snapped in place .Also look for a lose ground wire.

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  • joyellowhors Feb 04, 2010

    It would be behind the instrument panel and it is a cluster of wires all together in one plug on the back of the panel. The ground would be connected with a bare nut some where on metal under dash.

  • joyellowhors Feb 05, 2010

    If you don't want to go to a mechanic , just start unscrewing screws that hold your speedometer in place and start taking things apart. You may find it enoyable and fun. Just make sure you have time to play with it and have fun and learn. But first disconnect Battery.



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