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2014 Jetta Trunk Lamp Problem


Hurricane145
03-25-2022, 09:14 PM
I have a 2014 Jetta that I replaced the original trunk lamp that burned out with a new LED lamp. It still does not work. The trunk does get a lot of open/close use. I understand there is a switch that controls the trunk lamp in or around the trunk latch. Is it likely the problem or should I look elsewhere? Is there a way to test it?

I don't think it is a fuse as I would expect other things are run off the same fuse and everything else on the car works okay.

Any advise would be much appreciated!
Thanks, Mike.

Stealthee
03-26-2022, 12:59 PM
Did you try reversing the LED bulb? A lot of LED's are polarity sensitive.

Hurricane145
03-26-2022, 02:30 PM
Did you try reversing the LED bulb? A lot of LED's are polarity sensitive.

I'll give that a try. The bulb was a really tight fit and difficult to get into the holder. I'll check tor voltage at the lamp too.

Hurricane145
03-26-2022, 04:28 PM
Checked the voltage and it was okay so popped out the lamp and turned it around like you suggested. Works fine now! Thanks for the tip!

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