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  1. 2001 Beetle Powertrain Data Bus Fault Code Mardi Gras

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hello, I’m new here, and new to working on beetles/VW. Little bit of what happened before doomsday. So it’s my girlfriends car, and we live in TN and it’s getting cold fast. Her blender doors were bad and I had to remove the HVAC to fix them. Good news the heat and ac works now! Bad news, the...
  2. Yet another airbag light problem

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I have a 2003 VW Beetle Turbo convertible that I bought from the original owner this past February. When I bought the car, the only problems were a couple cosmetic things (like the leather on the door panels were peeling off and a small crack over the front passenger wheel well). Unfortunately...
  3. Weird battery issue

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hi Guys, My wife and I just bought a 2003 Beetle 2.0L GLS with 128,00 miles on it. It has been running great until today. We were driving today and I noticed the ABS and the airbag light come on. At a red light the brake light came on then when I started off the warning bell started dinging so I...
  4. Steering wheel and airbag question

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Good morning everyone, I'm new to the forum and new to the NB so please don't slam me if this is common knowledge around here. I did search prior to posting. I just picked up a used 2002 NB TDI that is in need of TLC. The previous owner removed the factory steering wheel and installed an...
  5. FS: Gray Leatherette seat set, leather steering wheel

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    FS: Gray Leatherette seat set Seats are from a 2001, non-heated, with airbags and head restraints (all four). Driver's seat has a small snag on the upper backrest (pictured), and the passenger's seat has a small cut on the lower bottom cushion (pictured). Back seat is in great condition. Small...
  6. New Beetle 2003 Airbag light and check Engine on

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hi, i have my convertible tow to the Quirk VW in braintree, ma , and they said that i need a Ignition coil pack,spark plugs and wires. Est$774.00 installed and for the air bag light it needs air bag control module est$961.00(shorted out) , my car is drivable but Airbag light and Engine line on...
  7. Advice re:seatbelt buckle causing airbag light

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hi all, I recently took my 2003 New Beetle convertible (2.0L) to the shop for a 60k service, and they helpfully diagnosed my airbag light as caused by a faulty driver-side seatbelt buckle. They suggested that I could fix this on my own (nice!), but before I do that I have a few questions for...
  8. Airbag light on!

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Can anyone help me. Anyone in Savannah, GA who has the computer to take it off. My 10 pound dog got excited and jumped on the dash and now the light is on. I've had so many problems with this car as soon as I bought it. Its a 2002 GLS. The check engine light is also on, and has been most of the...