that's right, my car was built in mexico. Is that bad? It sounds like it should be, but I'm not sure. Anyway, I'm new to this forum though I've read many of the postings and have seen lots of great advice passed around. I have a 92 jetta gl and it has many problems but one thing at a time. Right now I'm most concerned with the headlights shorting out. When I turn them on, the dash panel lights usually go out, and then the headlights themselves will go out from time to time and I'll have to play with the switch to get them on again. Has anyone else had this problem? Is it something wrong with the internal mechanism of the switch or maybe a wire short? Any help would be appreciated.