View Full Version : Jetta wagon bulb change

07-02-2008, 04:17 PM
Say, the manual "VW Golf, GTI, & Jetta 1999-2005" is missing info about how to access rear bulbs to change them. Can someone help me on this? I've got an 03 Jetta wagon TDI, and at least one dead bulb in the rear that I can't seem to figure out.

07-02-2008, 04:33 PM
jettahater - The rear taillight bulb replacement is on page 12-11 of your Haynes manual. Look at illustrations 17.11 and 17.12 this should work for your model.

07-02-2008, 05:51 PM
Thanks for the reply. It is indeed in the maual for a sedan, but not for a wagon, for the rear lights.... or am I loosing my mind?

07-02-2008, 09:38 PM
jh -

No, you're not losing your mind! On a Jetta wagon, the trim panel(s) at the rear of the luggage compartment have to be removed (if there aren't any access panels directly forward of the taillight housings), but removal of the bulb holder from the taillight, for access to the bulbs, is the same.