Those with problems with the VC night lighting, could you please tell me what FSX version you are using, SP2 or Acceleration ?
And another thing, please make sure that the following is checked in the settings of FSX
otherwise, the instruments will stay dark !
Please tell me your settings and/or if this helps !
Video URL As promised, hope it helps, if not more i can provide by you consent to further investigate the nature of the problem for this beautiful bird when flying @ night.