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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. 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...
  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. Replaced battery on '04, is insulation jacket necessary?

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    I just replaced the battery on daughter's '04. New battery was slightly larger than old battery (new one was size "48") so the insulation jacket didn't slide right on. I chose not to spend any time trying to get it to fit and just installed w/o the jacket. Assuming this isn't a big deal? TIA Marc
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 99 Beetle - DEAD, with Good Battery

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I have a 99 Beetle and not even the little digital clock is working. Was driving fine, parked it for three weeks and then NO POWER. Had the battery checked and charged, installed it and nothing at all! Checked all the fuses above the battery and they are all in tact. Wires seam good. Any...
  8. PLEASE HELP- key/battery/starter issues

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Here's what went down this weekend: My dad and I bought Buggy ('01) a new starter because the one it came with has always made an awful screeching sound every time I start it (it worked well but we were concerned that I'd go to use it one day and it wouldn't start up). Finally had a chance to...
  9. 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...
  10. How much power does a Bluetooth OBD2 drain when ignition is off?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hello! First time testing out our new OBD reader with Torque on a trip to the airport and I went and pulled a bonehead move. I forgot to unplug the reader when parking the car and it's going to be sitting until Saturday evening before its next drive (~65 hours). My understanding is that the...
  11. Battery?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    My daughter just gave me her 2010 Beetle. She was having starting problems but said it was the connection. Well, all I get now is a try to turn over then click, click, click. I tried loosening and retightening the negative which seemed loose but nothing. She said the battery tested good...
  12. New battery bracket

    1.9 Liter TDI
    I went to get a replacement battery hold-down for my 2000 Beetle TDI, because mine was missing. The dealer says the original part number 1J0803219 crossed to 6X0959502A, which looks like some dual purpose bracket for holding other things, with a big arm and forks sticking out of it. I have...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. Beetle won't turn over and new warning light.

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hi! I tried to start my 2005 Beetle today, and it wouldn't turn over. It was like the battery is dead, but I just replaced it a few months ago. There's no power to the car though, the windows won't roll down, the radio won't come on. There were two warning lights, one for the battery, and one...
  16. 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...
  17. nb Battery Drain Radio Related

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    I have a 2002 New Beetle TDI Sedan, 1.8T engine. I bought it used about a year ago. Love this car, except.... At first, I had erratic, frequent dead batteries. Loooong story short, I replaced the ignition switch and harness clip, as described in this post: VWVortex.com - **Ignition Switch...
  18. major engine problems

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    So I hope that someone can give some advice. My car is a 2004. My battery keeps loosing it's charge. I just bought a new battery (from walmart mind you) It keeps coroading and i've had to jump start my car every time i get in it. Now i need a powerful battery jumper to start it (don't know what...
  19. Cannot Enter Radio Code

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I just had a new battery installed. Afterwards my radio wasn't working right. However, it isn't displaying "SAFE" or prompting me to enter a code. It displays 88.9, even though it isn't actually playing that radio station. None of the buttons do anything expect for the Power button, which simply...
  20. 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...
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