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With the car jacked up and on safety stands, follow the wiring harness from the taillights to the front of the car. The wire is probably pinched, burned or shorted somewhere along the way. Did you have any work done on the bottom chassis area recently? Does sound like a pinched wire.
Remove the tail light, then the grey bar with all the lights by removing the two screws at the top and bottom. play with the light socket that dosen't work and chances are that it is cracked and broken. If it is broken then the contacts within are not making contacts becuase the black plastic socket is used to hold the contacts together. If you are handy, you can tear open the grey bar and solder the contacts together, then epoxy the bar back together. Or, find, purchase and replace the grey light socket bar.
Most of these type lights do not have a plug. I am assuming that you want to replace a burnt out lamp.
Here's what you do. Remove the assembtail lamp assembly. It is usually held on with 2 or 3 phillips head screws. If the problem is a burnt out lamp, the lamp assembly will unscrew from the unit by turning it counterclockwise about a quarter turn. Take the bad bulb to an auto parts store and get a replacement. The bulb will only fit one way into its socket. Then take the socket with the new bulb and insert it back in the housing. Again it will only fit one way. remount the tail light assembly.
If the actual plastic tail light assembly is broken or cracked remove the lamp assembly as described above, take the broken tail light to a dealer and ghet a new one. They are expensive. I just replaced one for my 95 F-150 pickup and it was $40.