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  1. Weird battery/electronics problem - 2002 1.8T GLS

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hey everyone, So this weird thing happened to me while I was on my way to my local VW dealer to pick up a new oil filter. Before I arrived at the dealer I had the battery/alternator red warning indicator come up on my cluster, (this also happened a couple nights ago with the radio and...
  2. Charging System

    2.5
    Recently my wife's 2012 Beetle would not start. Like I always do in this situation, I took and had battery tested. The auto parts store test pointed to the alternator. I took it to the dealership and sure enough the alternator was "short out". It was replaced. I declined the recommended...
  3. Occasional battery light on after start

    2.0 Liter Gas
    2002 New Beetle 2.0L GLS AZG engine code. Daughter’s first car. When we bought it the car had 159000 miles on it. At 111000 the engine was replaced with and engine having 51000 on it. Problem is starting and then draining battery to the point car chugs to a stop. Only happens intermittently...
  4. Battery not charging, clicking noise from under the dash 03 new beetle

    New Member Forum
    I had to get a jump last week. Car seemed to run fine after that. Got my oil changed, guy at the place said my battery sounds like it needs to be replaced. Replaced the battery, ran fine the rest of the day. Needed a few jumps after that, I couldn't get it looked at right away because of my work...
  5. Alternator wiring harness or voltage regulator questions.

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I am having an issue with a 2002 TDI that I just bought. After a long test drive and lots of checking of systems, I bought this car last week. I drove for 30 minutes checking the manual trans, engine, a/c, and electronics. Then performed some tests while it was parked. Everything checked out...
  6. Alternator or Voltage regulator issue

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    my 19 year old daughter just purchased her first car. A 99 VW Beetle. We purchased it from a used car dealership we knew little about (First mistake!). The car is still under warrantee and has been "fixed" once already but is still having issues. I'm hoping someone can help us pinpoint where the...
  7. 2002 new beetle will not start.

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    ive had my 2002 new beetle coming up on 2 years now. I love her. In the last month I have been having some rough times though. My check engine light was the first to come on,next is my engine coolant light is always blue, next two were the airbag light and my abs light. I had my car scanned and...
  8. Charred/Burnt Battery Fuse Box...?

    2.0 Liter Gas
    The charging system in my mothers 2004 New Beetle Cabriolet started acting up last week (dash lights going crazy, engine chugging). I ran a few tests with my voltage meter and everything pointed to the alternator. A buddy of mine who has an alternator rebuild shop tested it and the output was...
  9. Replace the alternator?

    2.0 Liter Gas
    My dear hubby was driving my 2002 2.0 beetle when the instrument panel "lit up" (battery, brake, and several other indicators simultaneously). Car never lost power while he drove - taking it to the AutoZone to get the codes shortly. If it's the alternator, as some of my research has...
  10. ABS and Traction lights flashing linked to Alternator problem

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Hello. This is my first post. I own a 2000 1.8 liter turbo New Beetle. It has about 85,000 miles on it. For a while my ABS and Traction lights were flashing intermittently. I didn't think much of it. But the flashing got worse and it was cutting in to my stereo and rolling the window up...
  11. Generator Light is still on!

    2.5 Liter Gas
    2006 vw beetle 2.5L The battery light is still blinking very slowly after following repairs while engine is running. Replaced alternator with bosch reman from Autozone. Had tested at store twice on their machine and passes test. 140amp. Ran new 4 awg wire from alternator with thicker contacts...
  12. all dummy lights turn on and some kind of motor noise

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I was driving my 2001 New Beetle 1.8 turbo home last night and about 1 minute down the road all the dummy lights came on and intermittently went off. There was also a low noise (sounded like a small motor like when you use the windshield wiper sprayer) that would last maybe 15-30 seconds then...
  13. wont start, just clicks indicators flash crazy

    2.0 Liter Gas
    hey gang, 2004 vw nb 2.0 gas [sattelte blue edition] ok, to fully describe issue at hand: had battery changed [ few weeks back] car 'clicks' and indicators lights flash oddly when attemptin to start, doesnt turn over at all, batt charge is ok per charger/starter unit i have. found some damage...
  14. The alternator's black wire and the battary draining issue finally fixed

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hi all This is my first thread on this great forum and I just wanted to help you all with with telling you my problem and what I did to solve it. I have a 2002 new beetle with nearly 240000KM on it and when I bought the car (4months ago) I noticed that the guy I bought from had put a switch...
  15. 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...
  16. Help A Girl Out Here

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hey I don't know tons about cars & I was told I need a new alternator for my 2001 NB. I was calling around for prices & one guy was asking me about the car questions like what year is it & is it a 2.0 litre ect. & I told him I need a 90amp alternator & he asked me if it had ac I said yes & he...
  17. New Alternator

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hi All, I recently returned home from a trip to find my car wouldn't start after being outside in the heat for a week. The car wouldn't jump off, so I took my battery to Auto Zone, and they said it was dead, so I got a new battery. A family friend installed it... but put it in backwards. The...
  18. Could I put a 120Amp voltage regulator on a 90 A alternator

    2.0 Liter Gas
    I needed to replace my old voltage regulator ( ref: F00 M 145 225) and I couldn't find the same anywhere after a long research . Finally, on the website Auto Parts Warehouse | Car Parts, Truck Parts & Auto Body Parts Online - Free Shipping on most Auto Accessories & Performance Parts –...
  19. Repeated Alternator Failures

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    2001 1.8t, Over the past week I have had a new battery and 2 new alternators installed by a reputable european auto repair shop. Last night, after picking the car up from the shop, and a mere 7.2 miles, the battery light came back on. The previous installation lasted 3 days and 70 miles. If...
  20. Alternator dead so soon?? 2004 New Beetle

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    HI all, I adore my 2004 NewBeetle; had it 4 years and 4 months. Lost power steering and AC very suddenly; popped hood & noticed belts were off/loose. Took car to local metric repair shop (I'm 100 miles from VW dealership) and they say alternator is dead and needs to be replaced even after...
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