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  1. Technical Modifications 2012+
    Hello, My wife just bought a 2013 Beetle and it had just one key (not original). For some reason, it is a bit tough to turn off the car sometimes and get the key out of the ignition. I hear this is a common problem with VW vehicles. I am taking it to the VW dealer for the passenger bag recall...
  2. Modifications
    had my tty bolts fail less than 1,500 miles. The transmission was rebuilt and the timing was serviced and new tty bolts were used but the mount was not replaced and the rubber inside the transmission mount cracked and allowed far too much movement causing one bolt to snap and the other to strip...
  3. 1.8 Liter Turbo
    I have a 2004 turbo beetle. 1.8L •what happens when cranking? i hear a loud continuous whirring sound or winding sound like starter might be spinning ? •What have I done? new starter New starter relay New battery Fuel pump is working and is fine only one engine code is for cam position sensor...
  4. Questions, Issues or Problems with 2012+ Beetle
    Hello everyone, We have Beetle from 2012 and when we add new key we saw that "Instrument cluster" shows symbol like "1-2" in outside temperature place. Is there any way to change it ? Had someone something like that ? My "instrumental cluster" looks like this one: But without outside...
  5. 1.8 TSI
    Hello everyone. My girlfriend has been looking into a 2015 1.8t trendline beetle for sale from a dealership. The car only has about 31000km and they want about $18,329 for it. Nothing seems wrong with the car at all it comes with heated seats, an aftermarket kenwood deck with back up cam and...
  6. New Member Forum
    Hello all. My wife and I have two VW's sitting in our driveway, a 2018 Beetle convertible and a 2019 Tiguan. I just finished taking the snow tires off the Tiguan and did the TPMS reset via the infocenter ... no issues. I took the snows off the Beetle and went to do the TPMS reset and I can't...
  7. The New Beetle Experience
    Hello All First let's start with this - I'm a moron who swiped the side of her own garage and in doing so managed to pop the front side light into the car (2013 Beetle Convertible). So...here's my question. Anyone know how to get the housing of the side light to pop back in so that I can pop...
  8. New Beetle Convertible
    3 weeks ago, when I got my car back from the shop for work wholly unrelated to the top (rims and axle) the top would not go down, no matter how many times I restarted the car and tried the "reset" involving turning off the engine while still holding down the window button. The next morning, it...
  9. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hi friends. Got my 2000 bug back from the mechanic today after sending her in for a washer bottle and window reg replacement. Upon getting it back, I noticed I had no window power and no central locking. The mechanic told me I have a “dodgy fuse” (the one I’m pointing at) and it needs to be...
  10. 1.8 Liter Turbo
    SEE VIDEO: I have taken my beetle to several mechanics and none of them have been able to diagnose this. I'm assuming it's because they don't know enough about this engine, so I'm hoping someone on the forum can help me out. I was recommended to replace the diverter valve (which I did) but it...
  11. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Got into a car wreck and I have to buy a whole new arts and pay for labor. The mechanic shop has quoted me an arm and a leg so I’m looking to get the parts myself (radiator, radiator support, and most like a hose and or fluid) and maybe try to replace myself, if not have the shop do it with the...
  12. 2.0 Liter Gas
    Hello Everyone, I've been working on a 1999 VW Beetle 2.0l for the last 2 weeks replacing a lot of parts that another shop broke and damage. However, the fans wont turn on. Even with the AC on. I replaced the fans, all the sensors, module, and even the fuse on top of the battery. I checked...
  13. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I recently got my first car and it’s a beetle. The airbag light (orange) has been on for a while and now the check engine light (orange) has come on with some sort of lighting bolt going through it. The engine light did go on ond off when it felt like it but for the last two weeks it’s stayed...
  14. Paint and Body
    I was in a minor collision that took out the driver side front. Most of the damage is cosmetic, so I am doing the repair. Any suggestions for a good site to find parts diagrams? eBay is the only place I could easily find parts. ECS tuning has parts but is expensive. Without a parts diagram I...
  15. 1.8 Liter Turbo
    I have a 2014 turbo 1.8L beetle and I am looking to do some upgrades on it but I can not seam to find places that sell parts for the beetle. I want to upgrade the exhaust and the air intake any Ideas?
  16. 2.0 Liter Gas
    Hello everyone. This is my very first post. I am a little lost. A few weeks ago I purchased my first car, a 1998 Manual non TDI 2.0 L new beetle. It is in great shape body wise and has only 85k miles. I love it a lot and have gone through replacing a lot of things. I bought all new brakes...
  17. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    HELP!! today while driving my bug, I noticed I had absolutely no heat after about 30 mins of driving. the air that WAS blowing through the vents smelled sweet like syrup. I also think i saw smoke or steam coming from under my hood so i quickly shut the heat off. The smell stopped and so did the...
  18. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hi all, I had a mentally ill friend play with the up/down switch on my passenger window. I pulled the window on out because after his fun the car looked like a shark with a dorsal fin. Try as I might I cannot get the window to go in without feeling like I'm close to shattering it. I've read...
  19. 1.9 Liter TDI
    So I have a 2003 Beetle with a 1.9L diesel. Drove it to work fine (40 miles). There were no signs of trouble. Went to start it at the end of the day and it won't turn over. Dash lights up when I turn the key to the on position and the coil indicator light functions normally. When I turn to...
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