Originally Posted by Defthong
I think you might have a mouse. check for shavings under the dash. or bang on the dash and look for shavings to fall out. It wouldnt hurt to check. once they get in there they reek havok on the wiring causing all sorts of issues.
Just a guess.
thats actually a good guess. my sisters daily driven jetta had a mouse nest right above the blower on the filter.
If you have the resources and time, you need to start to traces wires. I'd also look behind the fuse panel, something could have melted. But something is def. shorting out your lights/clock. Have you checked the fuses for the headlights? i know i had a problem on my car (96) where a fuse blew and the clock would only work on with the car on. it ended up being a weird fuse but check them all.