Dash lights and rear lights not working

Tiny
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  • 2011 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA
  • 2.5L
  • FWD
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  • 69,000 MILES
My left tail light went out the other day, so I went to advanced auto parts and purchased a replacement. The replacement light bulb was installed successfully, but once I turned the lights on - it still was not working. The brake lights work fine, just not the left tail light. I am not sure if this is a fuse issue or some type of socket or wiring issue. Ive tried to find fuse diagrams online to see if I could find the fuse for the tail lights to check to see if this was a fuse issue - but there is no information out there. Does anyone know if this is a fuse issue or if this is a different problem Thanks.
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Monday, April 13th, 2020 AT 11:13 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello,

It could be a fuse or the bulb connection, here is the wiring diagrams so you can see how the system works with a guide to help test the bulb for power to see if it is a socket problem and a guide to help check the fuses, the fuse locations are in the diagrams below.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

and

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

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.
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Tiny
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Thanks for the guides and fuse diagrams, I checked the fuses they were okay I found the socket had got wet and corrosion covered one of the terminals, all fixed now what a great site this is :)
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Tiny
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Glad you could get it fixed, that kind of problem can be tough. Please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help.
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