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Taillights won't work

My taillight on the right side will not work. I have checked the fuse and changed the light bulb. I checked to see if the socket is getting juice and it is, so I don't know whst is wrong

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You also have a tail light relay that is sometimes under the hood that may not be relaying the power or controls to the bulb. If you're under warranty though, I would take it to a dealer if not a would call around to an auto parts place and see what they have to say.

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