Rear Running Lights

TDI_Cubed

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Joined
Jun 16, 2005
Location
Frederick, Maryland
TDI
05 Jetta Wagon, 14 BMW 328dX
I noticed yesterday morning that the rear running lights were not on when my wife dropped me off at the train. I checked the fuses and bulbs and all are good. Anyone have any suggestions on were to look for the fix?
 

RNDDUDE

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Joined
Oct 29, 2011
Location
Valencia Ca.
TDI
2011 Jetta Sportwagen TDI
Are you sure that she wasn't running in DRL mode? (headlights-yes, taillights-no)

I see people doing this all the time....
 

jettawreck

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Joined
Aug 2, 2004
Location
Northern Minnesota-55744
TDI
2001 Jetta and 2003 Jetta
The front parking lights work? License plate lamps OK?

Sure the bulbs aren't burnt out :eek:

-J
I'ld also recommend to check the bulbs again, since the fuses are one per side for the tail, front and left/right side marker lights. To have both off would involved perhaps have to two circuts with something wrong. Fuse #22/23 if I recall. At least on the '01 and '03. Don't know if the '05 in your sig is the same.
 

rudall42

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Joined
Apr 17, 2009
Location
carbondale, colorado
TDI
Jetta 03, NB 05
i had same problem found short

If it's a Jetta sedan, my left taillights were out due to a
short in the wiring.

The short was located in the front fender well, underneath the
plastic lining. The wire to the parking light had come loose and was
touching ground.

fyi: the taillights are on a different circuit than the brake and turn signal
lights.

if you can get your right taillights running (or left, for that matter) you can if need be run a wire from one side to the other. Use the trailer light connectors on the back side of the bracket holding the lamps

there are three electrical male prongs there. tiny female connectors are needed
to utilize them. flip the bracket over and you can identify the hot and ground you need
 
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