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Pelican Technical Article:

Dimmer Switch Replacement

Jared Fenton

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$50

Talent:

**

Tools:

Small pick

Applicable Models:

VW Jetta (1999-05)

Parts Required:

Dimmer switch

Hot Tip:

Use a small pick to pop the switch out of the panel

Performance Gain:

Ability to read your gauges

Complementary Modification:

Replace headlight switch

As with most VW electrics, the dimmer switch is one of those items prone to failure over the years. In this article, I'll show you how to change it.

Use a small pick to carefully pop the switch (green arrow) out of the panel shown here.
Figure 1

Use a small pick to carefully pop the switch (green arrow) out of the panel shown here.

Squeeze the two tabs (green arrows) on the electrical connector and pull it out of the dimmer switch.
Figure 2

Squeeze the two tabs (green arrows) on the electrical connector and pull it out of the dimmer switch.

Be careful not to let the electrical connector fall back into the dashboard.
Figure 3

Be careful not to let the electrical connector fall back into the dashboard.

And here's the final result with the switch removed.
Figure 4

And here's the final result with the switch removed. Installing the new switch is the reverse of removal.

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