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  1. Some issues

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Bought a 2005 Beetle w/ 100k miles for a first car about a year ago and lately I've been having a few problems with it here and there. My main problem is that once I get on the highway and start going 60+ and have the A/C on, the overheating warning light comes on and beeps, even if I have full...
  2. Common AC leak locations?

    1.9 Liter TDI
    My first time diagnosing AC on this vehicle. Often times, models have common places for AC leaks (weaknesses in design, etc.) Any first places to look? Tricks? These rascals are pretty tight under the hood! I have a vacuum pump/pressure gauges (no pressure at all) and I can handle the recharge...
  3. Battery Fuse Box question

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hello, Recently my cooling fans and AC went out (sporadic ac clutch engagement) so I went to the obvious, the fuse box on the top of the battery. It looks fine and shows no signs of melting anywhere. However, I tested the resistance anyway in case there was internal melting that I could not...
  4. Fans Not Working with a/c, Clutch is, fuses Good

    2.0 Liter Gas
    About 6 months ago my A/C stopped working on my 2000 beetle 2.0 on my drive home (worked going to work). I take my beetle to a mechanic who, for the last 30 years, only works on VW's . He thought Fan Module, checked, not that. Figured the fans were gone, but when he by passed the Module they...
  5. A/c and fan issues

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    This subject appears to be a common issue, but i'm not getting anywhere with my efforts. I have a 2002 Beetle 1.8 turbo. Before blowing a coolant hose and warping the head, I was trying to track down why the coolant fans and ac compressor aren't coming on. I repaired the other issues and am...
  6. Frustrated Beetle owner

    New Member Forum
    I have a 2002 Beetle with the 1.8 turbo motor in it. I am having trouble with the cooling fans and a/c compressor. I have changed the relays, checked the refrigerant, changed the high pressure switch, the FCM, battery fuse panel and all interior fuses. I have s working fan jumped across the...
  7. How to Disconnect FCM Plug 2000 Beetle

    2.0 Liter Gas
    A/C and Fans not working. Trying to debug with all the help on the forums. Down to checking the FCM module, which I have found under the battery, with one hand trying to removing plug. Can't get two hands down there, and I can't seem to pull the plug off. What's the trick to disconnecting...
  8. AC cuts off at 65MPH (2014 R-Line)

    Questions, Issues or Problems with 2012+ Beetle
    Why? What's causing this? So I took my 3 month old 2014 R-Line to the dealer to fix the sunroof that jammed. Supposedly a 2, maybe 3 day replacement. They ended up replacing the ENTIRE sunroof! Essentially the entire top of a '14 Beetle. 17 days later (today) I get it back. Sunroof fixed...
  9. A/C Problems

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    So I have a 2001 VW Beetle and the a/c is blowing hot air. The compressor is new, the fans aren't turning on, my dad checked the fuses and they're working. We were just wondering about the switches. How can we check if they're working? Is there anything else we should check?
  10. A/C issue - FCM?

    2.0 Liter Gas
    I've been reading a lot of great posts here about AC issues and I've followed quite a few of them during testing. I've determined that the cooling fans work properly, the fan control switch runs the fan speeds properly, the AC system is fully charged, all fuses and relays work properly...
  11. Air Conditioning O-Ring Seals For Expansion Valve and Accumulator/Drier

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hi everyone... I'm about to have my expansion valve and drier changed on my 2002 1.8T Beetle. Neither of the parts came with any O-Rings. I have been told (and researched) that I should change all of the O-Rings associated with the expansion valve and drier. I can't find the part numbers...
  12. Troubleshooting AC Compressor - 1999

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Looking for some advice. I just replaced the Compressor, Dryer and expansion valve. I used a rebuilt compressor. I put everything together (4.5 oz of PAG oil in compressor) and then drew a vacuum on the system for 30 minutes. I let it sit for about an hour to make sure that there were no...
  13. No Air coming from A/C

    2.0 Liter Gas
    My girlfriend's 2000 Beetle is not blowing any air from the A/C. I checked all fuses on side of the dash, but none were blown. I checked the three green fuses on the fuse box on the batter, and none of those were blown either. It has always acted a little funny but it always worked. Does...
  14. A/C Diagnosis

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I have an A/C issue. And i dont know what to do about it. The A/c in my 2002 turbo bug just isnt what it used to be. I dont know where to even start to trouble shoot and find the problem. Any directions would be welcomed. What i do know: I placed a thermometer in the air vent to check the...
  15. A/C blower fans stop then restart….

    2.0 Liter Gas
    recently, I have been having a problem with the climate system, and since it's hot - the A/C. whenever I start the car up, the a/c blower fans work fine on position 1-4 and blow hard. HOWEVER, after about 30 minutes or so of driving, the fans still make the same loud noise but barely any air...
  16. 2000 Beetle A/C knocking when turned on

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    I have a 2000 Beetle 1.8T. I have been having an issue with something with the A/C unit. When I turn on the A/C with the A/C button pushed and lit, there is a knocking that randmoly starts coming from the engine compartment, typically when I am stopped at a red light. I can rev up the engine...
  17. a/c not working

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I have a 2000 1.8t . I just got it 2 weeks ago . running great! the a/c stopped working today. it worked perfect yesterday and today, nothing . the blower comes on ,the compressor is on.the fans are on up front but it wont get cool. I checked the pressure and the high is 100 and the low is...
  18. No AC and possessed cooling fans?

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hey guys, I just replaced my upper intake manifold gasket on my 2000 NB and now the cooling fans come on and off for about 5 second intervals and the AC compressor will not even engage. Anyone have an idea what I could have bumped to cause this? Thanks!
  19. A/C is driving me batty

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Recently got my '99 Beetle with the air not working and decided I could fix it myself. We were told by a local mechanic that the lines had no pressure and he would recharge the system for around $150. I figured if it was a simple recharge, I could do that myself and save a few bucks. I...
  20. A/C troubleshoot?

    2.0 Liter Gas
    I have a 2000 2.0 (engine code AEG) with 160k. Bought it last year and the passenger side cooling fan was broken. The AC would only kick in when driving above 30mph or so, or when the engine was revved above 3000rpm. I assumed it was because of the broken cooling fan. I didn't get around to...