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Good Morning and Thanks for accepting me to this site!

I bought a 2000 VW New Beetle 2 months ago and I noticed that the dash boards lights aren't coming on. It was a no big deal since I drive during the day and not at night, but now I'm in need of the dash lights and I can't figure out whats wrong!
During the day the lights on the shifter are on with no issue, but as soon as I turn on the headlights, I loose the lights to the shifter and I still dont have lights on the dashboard.
Here are some of the things that I knew to do to see if I could fix it on my own.

• Replace Light Switch - That didn't work
• Checked Fuses - All fuses are fine

I have not replaced the dimmer switch as of yet, but I'm going to buy a used one at the junkyard today to see if that will do it.
Running out of ideas and reaching the end of my expertise.

PLEASE HELP!!!
 

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First option for me would be to replace the dimmer switch too! The fact that you have selector lights during the day but not at night suggests that the bulbs work, but when you put your lights on (and they divert to the dimmer switch) they go out. Almost certainly the dimmer switch - do your headlight adjusters work?
 
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