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  1. 2000 Beetle 1.8T automatic PERFORMANCE UPGRADES?

    Technical Modifications
    I know, I know... automatic transmission but it’s what I have. I’m starting with a short RAM intake filter to replace the OEM box filter. Is this the only performance upgrade I can expect with this model? Amazon has lots of toys but I’m unsure if my beetle would be if it from any of them and...
  2. Key stuck in ignition

    2.0 Liter Gas
    I just recently replace my ignition barrel and ignition switch in my 2000 vw beetle. I put the key in to make sure it fixed my issue. I turned the car off and when i went to remove the key i realized the key was stuck in the ignition. I have tried wiggling the steering wheel, shifting from park...
  3. What is causing this noise/loss of power?

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    SEE VIDEO: I have taken my beetle to several mechanics and none of them have been able to diagnose this. I'm assuming it's because they don't know enough about this engine, so I'm hoping someone on the forum can help me out. I was recommended to replace the diverter valve (which I did) but it...
  4. Giving my Beetle a New Chance at Life

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hey everyone, first off I'm pretty new to this forum. I own a yellow 2000 1.8T that I purchased back in 2017 for 500 bucks. Of course, I've put a lot more money into it since then for repairs/upgrades, but recently things have just been falling apart so quickly (a/c went out, headliner is...
  5. Need Parts for Damaged Front Driver Side

    Paint and Body
    I was in a minor collision that took out the driver side front. Most of the damage is cosmetic, so I am doing the repair. Any suggestions for a good site to find parts diagrams? eBay is the only place I could easily find parts. ECS tuning has parts but is expensive. Without a parts diagram I...
  6. Motor Mount/Stretch Bolts

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Working on my recently purchased 2000 2.0L automatic New Beetle. 167k miles. Working through issues I believe to be motor mount related. In reading I discovered that "stretch" bolts are used in this installation. Not sure I totally understand "stretch bolts" so... Is every bolt in each of the...
  7. What is this sound?!

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I have a 2000 1.8T with a little over 200,000 miles on it. Lately (the past few weeks) it's been making a really loud whining/squealing noise when I accelerate. It doesn't make the noise when the engine is cold, but it is very loud when the engine is warm or I'm going up a hill. Has anyone heard...
  8. Beetle 2.0 2000 auto Fuel Type

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Helllo Beetles! i have a question regarding the fuel type. My car is ftom Japan and the manual is in japanese. I cannot tell what is the fuel type that i can use that is recommended. I check in fuel cover but nothing. Thanks in advance.
  9. 2000 New Beetle Air Conditioning always cold

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    hi, im a newbie in New Beetle. i got a 2000 1.8 t. i notice that my air-conditioning doesn't go automatic. its always cold. even i put the thermostat control to middle its still cold. it doesn't kick. it stays cold. any solution. its a big help. thanks
  10. 2000 GLX Center cap replacements?

    Paint and Body
    These are my wheels, and I need help finding replacement center caps. I've lost 2 of them, and the last two are mismatched. Is there a specific size I need to look for? Also, how do I get them out?
  11. HELP! Instrument Cluster Issues!! 2000 Beetle 2.0

    New Member Forum
    Hi everyone...I purchased a little bug about a week ago from someone on craigslist and Im in love with my little bug (2000 2.0 atm). The problem is that I took it for the emission inspection to be able to register the car and it did not pass since the check engine light did not come one when...
  12. 2000 V'dub Beetle

    New Member Forum
    Hi... I have a 2000 Beetle, have owned it since 2002. It has 225,000 km. Mostly highway miles. I have maintained this car very well, regular oil changes (synthetic oil), timing belt at 100,000 & 200,000, cv joint replaced, among other small things like brake lines etc. There is clunking sound at...
  13. 2000 beetle radio stuck on 88.3 no sound!

    Car Audio
    Anyone know why that we can't hear the radio or change channels? I thought it just needed safe code but I don't think that's it. Just had car worked on and figured it was where battery was unhooked. Any suggestions?? Help!
  14. My "Double Take" 2000 VW Beetle

    Photos: New Beetles
    Started a project on a Silver 2000 VW beetle. Turned out pretty sick, got over a 100 likes on facebook haha (like it matters, but js) It earned its nickname from all the double takes people do when they see this beast. Love my car! **Still have to tint the windows and also get some nice rims...
  15. 2000 Reflex Yellow Sp. Edition Turbo New Beetle

    Vehicle Classifieds
    New User, sorry if I'm not posting properly. I have a Special Edition (2000) Reflex Yellow new Beetle for sale... this was one of only 2,000 that had to be purchased online for Y2K. It has the turbo engine (manual stick shift) and the full upgrades that were the only trim package available for...
  16. Replacing the ECU, reprogram or just a swap?

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hey guys! I have to replace the ECU according to my mechanic. Stupid check engine light won't go off giving me the P0411 code for Sec Air Injection incorrect flow detected, but he said he checked the flow and everything is running fine so wanted to replace the ECU... He said it would cost...
  17. New Beetle owner as of June 1!

    New Member Forum
    Hi everyone. I just bought my 15-year-old daughter her first beetle--2000 manual transmission, yellow, 109,000 miles. It is--dare I say it--in perfect shape. I got so discouraged running around town, and local towns, only to find that the advertised beetles had "check battery," "ABS" and...
  18. WTB: Complete Door Panels - Tan

    Marketplace Archives
    I have a 2000 New Beetle and I need both driver and passenger door panels with switches, lights and door handles. This vehicle has the tan/cream lower door panels.
  19. Weak Start - Door Lock Component?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I just bought a 2000 Beetle. It seems like every morning it takes a little bit longer to start. I've read through the forum and noticed a lot of people have mentioned that the drivers side door lock mechanism can cause the battery to drain over night? I have noticed that the drivers side door...
  20. Black 2000 2.0 NB

    Photos: New Beetles
    Its pretty stock, but tell me what you think.