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  1. 8-Amp Parasitic Draw via 4 Different Circuits

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I would appreciate any suggestions as to what the problem described below might be or additional diagnostic procedures I should try. I am currently trying to diagnose an 8-amp parasitic draw on a 2006 Beetle. At first I thought it was a bad diode in the Alternator, so I removed the alternator...
  2. 2006 Automatic 09G Code 258 stuck in third gear

    Transmission Talk
    We just bought a beetle 2.5L convertible with a few problems (including a transmission problem) looking to fix it up. It's got an 09G automatic triptronic 6 speed transmission. It had a code 258 for the p88 solenoid so we gave it a go replacing that. It still has the same code and hasn't changed...
  3. 2006 with battery problems

    2.5 Liter Gas
    select * from REQUESTOR_WORKFLOW-- where ACTION = '' where REQUEST_NUM = 'D136851' ; 2006 convertible that is “BUGGING ME” because the battery keeps dying. First sign of electrical problems was 3 months ago. During a drive the engine light came on, then one by one other lights started to...
  4. Hello from Minnesota

    New Member Forum
    Hi everyone! I wanted to introduce myself. I just bought a 2006 Beetle convertible 2.5 liter automatic light blue with package 2, grey interior and top. It had 14500 miles and looks like brand new. I bought it for my daughter as a college graduation gift and my plan is to vinyl wrap the beetle...
  5. Battery Fitment Code and Group # and Max size Dimensions

    2.5 Liter Gas
    I want to buy an aftermarket battery for my 2006 VW 2.5L Automatic Convertible "New Beetle".. I know that Canadian tire has two models with different fit sizes Crappy Tire Winnipeg Battery two sizes: $139 is 10.7/8" width by 6.7/8” Depth $134 is 9.5/8" width by 6.3/4” Depth I tried my local...
  6. 2006 Convertible - New to me!

    New Member Forum
    Just purchased a 2006 NBC with 33k miles from a non-VW dealership. Three weeks of ownership so far. After paying a premium for the car, I have already spent another $2100 at my local VW dealership for service repairs (these things should have been done before the car was sold). Seriously...
  7. Help please! After changing the headlight bulb, the passenger side headlight assembly

    2.5 Liter Gas
    became loose(after tighten that screw that keeps the headlight locked). The thin metal lever that helps to hold the assembly in place seems to be a little bit loose too, doesn't do anything if I press it down and release it. I've changed the headlights maybe twice over the past 8 years(this is a...
  8. 2006 Beetle will not start - HELP!

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hi, I'm retired and love working on cars even when I get into trouble. No car seems to give me more stress than this little Beetle. It's virtually impossible to learn how to fix it without any aids (books, online forums etc.). I'm use to old 60's Pontiacs. Here is what I am currently working...
  9. Changed brake pads on my wife's 06 new beetle 2.5L, one rotor is very hot

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hi, I just changed my wife's 2006 new beetle (2.5L) following Fowvay's guide ( I didn't change the rotors because they are in good shape and pretty thick. Just the brake pads. All four wheels. All went...
  10. What bulb for 2006 tail light?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I'm bored at work, so I'll make this entertaining to read. If you don't feel like being entertained, here's the punchline. What bulb# do I need for a 2006 New Beetle tail light? Not the turn signal, not the middle light on the spoiler, but the left and right tail lights that get brighter when...
  11. WANTED: New Beetle TDI 2006

    Vehicle Classifieds
    I am looking for a VW TDI with manual transmission and tan leather interior and mileage below 75k. Everything else I am optional. Please call 310 254 7633 or eMail photo(s) to [email protected] with your price expectancy. THX!!
  12. No Owner's Manual - 06 Questions

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hi! Recently got a dealer certified used 06 Beetle. It did not come with an owner's manual. Dealer say's they can't get one for me because there has not yet been a "re-print". Ordered one online and it's backordered. Hoping you all can help me in the meantime. I have some general questions for...
  13. 2006 Volkswagen New Beetle Red Convertible

    Vehicle Classifieds
    2006 Volkswagen New Beetle Red Convertible 4 Year Extended Warranty Price: $13,900 or $15,000 with 3 year extended warranty Color: Red Miles: 58K Body Style: Convertible Fuel Type: Gasoline Engine: 2.5L L5 FI Drive: Front Wheel Drive Transmission: Automatic VIN: 3VWRF31Y66M311639...