Golf GTI instrument lights fading

I own a Volkswagen Golf GTI (1996 model) I've noticed that the instrument lights are fading. I don't think the battery is to blame, but I have read that the fuse connections on this car are suspect. What do you think?

Asked on 8 November 2016 by Keith Doherty

Answered by Honest John
Standard problem with ageing German cars. Used to happen to me with Mk II GTIs. Bit of a nightmare really. The fuel computer is the first to go. But there will be a rheostat for the dash lights somewhere. Replacing that might fix it.
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