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  1. 2006 NB 2.5L - 6 Amp Battery Drain from Relay Panel @ constant 12V

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Tracking down 6A battery drain. Multimeter measured inline. Pulled every fuse and relay, no change to drain. Drain is on the second fuse line from left at battery. This line goes directly to relay panel, post number 500 I believe. Today I pulled all relay panel wires at bottom, and the “30”...
  2. Ghost in the ECM? Cascading failure, trying to pin down.

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Got my wife's 02 Turbo with 130000 for a song. Turns out the seller may have been happier to get rid of it than we were to find a bargain. It ran fine for about 2 weeks after we bought it and then one fault code after another over the last 2 years. So far have put in new coils and plugs, have...
  3. Current drain

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hi I am trying to find the fault on my friends car, it is a 2000 beetle and suffers a flat battery overnight. He has replaced the battery and alternator but it still has no power in the morning even after a full charge the previous day. My meter shows a drain of a steady 1.5 amps even with all...
  4. Electrical system may be draining battery?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I've owned my 2007 VW NewBeetle since about 2010, and while she is my pride and joy, she is a royal pain in the ass. For as long as I can remember, there has been evidence of electrical issues, although they seemed minor. I hit a bump and a blinker or headlamp goes out, hit another bump the...
  5. new owner...frustrated

    New Member Forum
    hey, everyone, i'm so glad to find this forum! i just purchased a 2006 vw beetle convertible, 2.5L 2 weeks ago. last week (week 1 of owing it), i had to replace the battery which was apparently purchased 1/2017. it only had 7V after the charger was left on for several hours. it ran great for a...
  6. Start-up issues w/ cold weather

    2.0 Liter Gas
    My wife's beetle is a 2001 with 92xxx miles. It started having issues (in early 2014) with starting up during any cold weather. At first I thought it was just because the temp got under 0 at night--but previous winters were no issue. Then I considered watered down fuel freezing in the lines so...
  7. sparks flew now battery drain help please

    2.0 Liter Gas
    We have a 1999 New Beetle GLS. I was replacing a thermostat, radiator hose and coolant fan assembly & took a shortcut by not moving the alternator. That would have been ok except at one point I reinstalled the battery while tightening the thermostat housing and sparked the harness that holds...
  8. '09 Beetle battery drain...

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    '99 Beetle battery drain... New to the forum - looks to be a phenomenal resource with many knowledgable, generous VW lovers. I am experiencing an unpredictable battery drain on a car that spends most of it's time in the garage. I have the car sold to a neighbor's daughter, and want to be as...
  9. Battery Cutoff Switch-Will it cause a problem?

    2.0 Liter Gas
    My daughter drives a 2000 NB with the 2.0 engine. Likes the car and has had no real problems. She is in the military and sometimes has to leave it parked (airport, base, etc) for 4-8 weeks. Comes out after a long absence and the battery is dead. Has had this happen twice. Checked and there...
  10. Battery Drain

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    [/ATTACH] I am having a battery drain issue. Even though the vehicle is off there is a constant drain. We removed all the fuses in the Ineterior Side panel one by one to test different items that might be on and the battery was still showing a draw while all the fuses where removed. In the...
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