Question about 1997 Volkswagen Golf
1997 Black Gulf. My baby! BUT
I have tried multiple bulbs to make the back left tail light go back on...NOTHING
right tail light no problem. So...notta fuse, right? Yikes, what to do!
Try the grounds. It may be that they are corroded especially if you have a leak in your tailgate. Just requires cleaning of the contacts and voila. fixed.
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
For this problem and future ones that involve electrical stuff, I recommend buying a cheap digital multimeter.
They can be had for <$20 US at auto parts stores or electronic parts stores, are easy to use and provided with brief Chinglish instructions (that sometimes are good for a laugh!).
You need to turn on your lights and measure between any contacts you find more central to the socket and the exposed metal shell of the socket.
If you are finding any voltage there, no bulb on earth will work.
Your Golf may have multiple fuse circuits so you need to check continuity of the fuses that could affect that light; continuity is another thing you can measure with your new meter! There will likely be two different functions available, one of resistance and the other indicated with the standard symbol for a diode that looks like and arrow pointing to a bar with lines from either end.
Posted on Oct 21, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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