Step 2: Open the small trim door on the REAR of the tail light. Loosen and remove the 8mm bolts (3) that secure the tail light assembly to the vehicle.
Step 3: You can now pull the tail light assembly STRAIGHT OUT from the rear of the vehicle.
Step 4: Disconnect the wiring harness (1).
NOTE: If you ordered your replacement tail light from Go-Parts, it likely includes new sockets and bulbs, as many of our models do. This saves you an installation step! However, if your particular model does not, simply remove the mounting plate (with sockets) from the old assembly and attach it to the new one.
Step 5: Connect the wiring harness (1) to the new tail light assembly.
Step 6: Mount the tail light by tightening the 8mm bolts (3).
Step 7: Secure the trim door closed.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
05 2005, 04 2004, 03 2003, 02 2002, 01 2001, 00 2000, 99 1999 Volkswagen Jetta Tail Light Replacement Instructions