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My dash lights are extremely dim in spite renewing all bulbs. Just wondering if there's a dimmer knob that I don't know about. Car is a 1984 S3 N.A.  

.........or if someone here has other solutions. 

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Here's what I did with my '85 turbo; 

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f164/brighter-bulbs-g-car-smiths-speedo-tach-356705/

Getting bright enough bulbs is easy, dimming them is a bit more work, but inexpensive as in the last link in the post.

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My (very early) S3 has a switch on the dashboard for the dash lights with two settings, dim and less dim... on the left side. Worth checking that is working on both settings? Mine needed the electrical contacts in the switch cleaning up.

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My left dimmer would not go all the way down to zero ohms resistance, compounding the dimness of the OEM bulbs. But, as above, dim fading to less dim.

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Right back when I first got My S3, The instruments came out and all the instrument chambers were lined with reflective tape.

I'm sure this was on advice from either LEF or LEW back then!!

Anyone else done this? 

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Not needed. I just changed the bulbs to green led ones, see bottom here - 

 

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