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  1. At wits end (P0725, P1780, and P1850 Codes)

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Back on the Road Last Friday, I towed Benny to a dealership in Atlanta. Three hours later with a new computer and software, he was back on the road again. Thanks to all for their input during the troubleshooting process.:)
  2. At wits end (P0725, P1780, and P1850 Codes)

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    SmileyBug, My wife said that once my daughter is ready for a new vehicle, she would like to take the Beetle to Autobahn Automotive to have the software upgrade done as well as converting the automatic transmission to a manual. She is practical when it comes to her children, but she has a lead...
  3. At wits end (P0725, P1780, and P1850 Codes)

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    CalamityJ, The EPC light came on each time the engine died. I am not sure if it is related to the issues. The check engine light is always on. When we purchased the car it had an after market cat converter. The stealership stated it would stay on until we replaced it with an OEM part. The...
  4. At wits end (P0725, P1780, and P1850 Codes)

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Options I have two options for getting Benny back on the road. Option 1 - Used ECU with performance software Stage 1 Option 2 - New ECU with factory VW software Option 1 could be done in town, while Option 2 requires towing Benny to Atlanta. I would enjoy the performance software, but it...
  5. At wits end (P0725, P1780, and P1850 Codes)

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    The Saga Continues Last Friday, I had Benny the Snap Orange Beetle towed to the stealership to have a new ECU installed. This afternoon, the stealership called and told me that their diagnostic software had been updated and they could not communicate with my daughter's 2002 beetle. I had little...
  6. At wits end (P0725, P1780, and P1850 Codes)

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Here is the final verdict. The mechanic discovered the ignition wire was burned which ultimately fried the computer. He tried to find a used computer with the same box numbers, but nada. Unfortunatly, the only thing left to do is take it to the dealership and buy a new computer. Have a day, Rik
  7. At wits end (P0725, P1780, and P1850 Codes)

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Giving Up I have decided to have the Beetle towed to my local non dealer VW specialist. However, after the repairs are made, I will post them on this site so others may use it as a reference. Thanks for Vdubya for the advice.
  8. At wits end (P0725, P1780, and P1850 Codes)

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Troubleshooting Adventure Here is my plan of attack based on some research from Fortitude.com. I am going to replace the 428 Relay under the hood. Based on what I have read, this relay supplies power to the ECU. Current condition: Beetle starts. The RPMs at idle are roughly 1200 for one minute...
  9. At wits end (P0725, P1780, and P1850 Codes)

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Looks like I cleaned the TCM ground. I'll start over again in the morning.:mad:
  10. At wits end (P0725, P1780, and P1850 Codes)

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    VDubYah, I located the ECM this morning. At one point, there was a mouse living in on top of the cabin air filter. I removed his nest and vacuumed all the leaves from both passenger and driver side. I removed the ground strap, cleaned and replaced. I also checked the ground strap under the...
  11. Good Morning newbeetle.org members

    New Member Forum
    Thanks. I'll post pictures of Benny the snap orange beetle. I still cannot believe my daughter named her car Benny.
  12. At wits end (P0725, P1780, and P1850 Codes)

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Thanks! VDubYah, I will continue to be the main mechanic on my daughter’s beetle. I cannot bring myself to pay for what I am capable of (most of the time) doing myself. There is just a learning curve for me when dealing with ECMs, TCMs, and VW scan tools. I'm sure I'll be beating my head...
  13. At wits end (P0725, P1780, and P1850 Codes)

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    About two weeks ago, my daughters 02 1.8T died on the road. When I arrived, I was able to start the car and drive it back to the house. I am an old air cooled guy with a 71 bus, so I tried to diagnose by component. I checked all fuses, replaced the fuel pump relay (aftermarket and then OEM)...
  14. Good Morning newbeetle.org members

    New Member Forum
    Good Morning Everyone, I've been lurking on this site for about a year and would like to thank everyone for all the posts and how to's. They have been a life saver. I am an old air cooled guy (71 Bus) but I am now the primary mechanic on my daughter's 2002 Snap Orange 1.8 Turbo. Have a day, Rik
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