Both problems are very common to Vigs. Eventually, the lights will go out altogether. It's caused by old solder joints breaking down. For some reason, it seems only to affect the DSP systems used the GSs."... Radio lights are on sometimes and sometimes not. I very seldom lock it because I don't like being beeped at when I unlock it..."
Not the connector. The switch itself. It's mounted with two 10mm bolts. Just unbolt it, flip it over, and bolt it back in upside down so the lever doesn't get pushed in when you close the hood."... I was not looking forward to finding the connector nor from the diagram could the connector be easily reversed..."
LOL! Right! And the roof is called the hood. I yoosta work on British cars, too.(us old MG guys call it a "bonnet")