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  1. New Beetle Convertible
    Could someone please tell me what size battery I need for my 06 Beetle convertible? It’s a 2.5L gas engine. My booklet says the size is on the battery…duh. Unfortunately my car is not with me at the moment so I can’t go look at it and I need to pick one up. Previous searches said an H5, H6 and...
  2. New Member Forum
    I recently got a new battery for my 2012 Beetle (56,290 miles) as the old one no longer held a charge. I had thought the problem was a parasitic drain on the system so went through all the fuses, disconnecting one-by-one to see which might be the source of the drain - no luck; the drain seemed...
  3. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    It's got 100,00 kilometres (60K miles), just got new battery, brakes (at the dealership: big $$), transmission new in '18. It's got HUGE sentimental value, so I don't mind spending $$ on it, but its presenting a lot of problems despite just spending a bunch of time being serviced at the...
  4. How-to
    Good evening everyone, I own a 2013.5 VW Beetle (VIN lists it as R-Line) with the 2.0 TSI motor (EA888). This morning I went to drive the car to town and it would not start. Whenever I push the start button it simply clicks at a rapid pace and the dash lights illuminate. My first thought was...
  5. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    So I'm working on my sisters '98 Beetle, and her battery in her Key FOB and her car battery went dead over the winter. After charging up the battery and using a booster pack I went to go start it. But to my surprise the alarm went off when I opened the door, but also when I went to start it...
  6. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    So i’ve had my car since october last year and never had this problem until recently (i also know absolutely nothing about cars) but i’ll start my car, with no warning lights on the dash, and i’ll start driving then very shortly after, sometimes while i was stopped and sometimes while i was...
  7. 2.0 Liter Gas
    I used my 2000 vw bug early this morning but now the engine wont start. The dash lights are all on as well and they won't go off even once i take the key out. My dad thinks it has to with the battery being lose or a fuse. Im thinking it has to do with the ignition.
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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