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The tail lights on my 1999 Jetta don't work. Turn signal and brake lights work fine.

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Pull lenses off rear lights replace running light bulbs they are separate from brakes and blinker bulbs.

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CHECK TAIL LIGHT BULBS.IF BULBS CHECK OUT GOOD PROBLEM COULD BE CORRODED BULB SOCKETS OR BROKEN LOOSE WIRE IN CIRCUIT.

Posted on Nov 08, 2010

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    REMOVE THE LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT TRIM PANEL OVER THE TAILLIGHT HOUSING. YOU HAVE TWO BULBS IN HOUSING ONE BULB CONTROLS TAIL LIGHT , TURN SIGNAL. LOOK FOR A BURN FILAMENT ONE HAS TWO FILAMENTS THE ONE BURN OUT TAIL LIGHT FILAMENT.TRY ANOTHER TO SEE IF IT WORKS.IF NOT SPRAY ELECTRICAL OR ELECTRONIC CONTACT TRY CLEAN BULB SOCKETS MORE LIKELY CORRODED.

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The tail lights and the brake/turn lights use the same bulb but, there is 2 filamants in the bulb. One for tail lights and one for brake/turn lights. So just because the brake lights and turn signals work doesn't mean the bulbs are good. If bulbs are good you can check to see if there is power getting to the tail light assy's by unplugging the connector at the assy and using a test light probe the connector (harness side) with the headlights on. If you are getting power to the assy the test light will light. To make sure, turn off the headlights and test light will go off. Hope this is helpful. Good luck.

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SOURCE: Rear tail and brake lights out 97 Jetta

I believe this car has a bulb with two fillaments for side and brake lights, it is unlikely that they are both burnt out at the same time but possible. It is more likely that the bulb holder or a ground connection is rusted or loose. The fuse generally covers all rear lights.

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