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Volkswagen Jetta Brake Light Bulbs

Q. Hi Vince, 2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS. I need to replace my brake lights. How do I access the bulbs, I need to replace all three?

Thanks,
Tim

Volkswagen Jetta Brake Light Bulbs

A. If all three brake lights went out at the same time, I would be looking for another cause, like a burnt fuse for example. Otherwise replacing the brake light bulbs is a piece of cake Tim. Here's how.

Rear Light Housing Removing And Installing:

Removing:

  • Switch off all electrical consumers, switch off ignition key and remove ignition key.
  • Remove rear luggage compartment side panel trim (left or right).
Volkswagen Jetta Brake Light Bulbs
  • Remove 3 nuts, arrows, and remove housing.
  • Remove bulb holder.

Installing:

  • Install bulb holder.
  • Insert housing into body opening.
  • Tighten nuts.
  • Install applicable rear luggage compartment side panel trim.

Rear Light Bulb Holder Removing And Installing:

Removing:

  • Disconnect electrical connector.
  • Depress retainers, arrows, and remove bulb holder.
Volkswagen Jetta Brake Light Bulbs

Installing:

  • Install in reverse order of removal.

And the Center Mounted Brake Lamp.

High mount Brake Light Removing And Installing:

The high mount brake light is installed in the rear shelf.

Volkswagen Jetta Brake Light Bulbs

Removing:

  • Switch off all electrical consumers, switch off ignition key and remove ignition key.
  • Disconnect electrical connector from high mount brake light.
  • Remove rear shelf
  • Un-clip high-mount brake light from rear shelf, arrows.
  • Install in reverse order of removal.

NOTE: The bulb holder base plate contains soldered- in light emitting diodes (LEDs) that are not replaceable. In the event of LED malfunction, replace complete bulb holder.

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