Running light bulb replacement/problem

Tiny
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  • 2012 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • 3,000 MILES
How can I change the running light bulb on my car?
Thursday, October 25th, 2012 AT 12:52 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Here is a guide to help walk you through the job with and diagrams (Below) to help you get the job done.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/no-tail-lights-exterior-running-lights-tail-lights-out

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Sunday, October 28th, 2012 AT 5:54 AM
Tiny
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I have the same question. They are the driving lights located below the headlights on the outside, they stay on when the ignition is on. I do not see how they can be replaced from behind and how to remove the entire lens is not clear. I have some LED's I want to try out rather than the incandescent.
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Thursday, November 29th, 2012 AT 5:28 AM
Tiny
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The led bulb will turn on the "bulb out" warning light in the dash.

Thomas
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Thursday, November 29th, 2012 AT 6:52 AM
Tiny
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So, no idea how to get to the light bulb? I could live with a blown lamp indicator or could even put a resistor in series with the lamp. Any help is appreciated.
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Thursday, November 29th, 2012 AT 10:32 PM
Tiny
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Does it look like the attached images below?

Thomas
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Thursday, November 29th, 2012 AT 10:45 PM
Tiny
SCOTTWILLIAMS1
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Got it done. Small hands reach into the access hole behind the headlight and twist to remove the daylight running light socket. The blue/white LED's look fantastic and no blown bulb indicator comes on. Thanks for your patience and help. I will highly recommend you guys. Sincerely, Scott
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Saturday, December 1st, 2012 AT 10:26 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the update!

Thomas
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Saturday, December 1st, 2012 AT 10:36 PM
Tiny
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How do you change the corner tail light bulbs on 2012 jetta is this a sealed unit or separate bulbs
how do you remove the lamp.
The top part of the lamp has gone out but there is only a small opening to the lamp, has it got to be removed to replace the bulbs.
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Friday, July 5th, 2019 AT 7:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Remove the little square carpet cover, you'll feel a circular plastic fasteners, Undo to the plastic fastener and the whole taillight pulls out from the rear of the vehicle.
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Friday, July 5th, 2019 AT 7:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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  • 2003 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • 1.8L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
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On my VW Jetta 03, im having an issue with my tail lights. When I brake they work but if I put myself in park only one of the lights work.
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Friday, July 5th, 2019 AT 7:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JOHNNYT73
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The brake lights and tail lights usually use the same bulb. They are double filament. Replace the bulb that stays out when in park.
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Friday, July 5th, 2019 AT 7:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I did change the bulb. What confuses me is that if I go into reverse both lights on each side work when I brake. Only the light on the passenger side doesn't stay on when in park. But the other light on the drivers side stays on.
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Friday, July 5th, 2019 AT 7:34 PM (Merged)

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