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  1. Replacing Rear Seatbelt 2018 S

    Questions, Issues or Problems with 2012+ Beetle
    Wondering if anyone could give me an idea of what I would be getting myself into attempting to replace a rear seat belt. Long story short my dog chewed part way through the rear seat belt, I called my local dealer and they gave me an estimate of 670 for the repair. I am fairly handy and have...
  2. 2003 TDI Project and Mica Garage youtube channel

    New Member Forum
    Hi Guys, My name is Pedro and I'm from Portugal. I have a 2003 1.9 TDI beetle and I have recently created a channel where I'll be posting some videos on maintenance and mods I'll be doing on my new beetle project. Currently it is still mainly stock, the long term project is a vintage look...
  3. Cannot get into trunk with key OR switch

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    First time poster - please be nice! :o I bought a used 2000 New Beetle hatchback and the trunk opened with switch and key when I first bought it. Got it home and went to get into trunk and no luck. I do not have the FOB part to my switchblade key, just the key itself and the valet key. I...
  4. Need to find a "How-To" on replacing sub-frame crossmember

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    My wife bought an '02 Turbo S Beetle. Found out the hard way that the schmuck who owned the car before us had the passenger side control arm mounted to the cross member with a welded in bolt. Found a replacement cross member part but I'd like to find a how-to on removing and replacing before I...
  5. 2002 bug throwing codes... What should I do?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I just bought an 02 bug, and am having some issues.. The check engine light is on, the acceleration seems slow, and the idle is high. I plugged in an OBDii scanner and it threw 3 codes: P0722 - Output speed sensor circuit no sign P0730 - Incorrect gear ratio P0715 - Input turbine speed sensor...
  6. Yellow goo? What to do.

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Yellow goo? What to do. (Crankcase ventilation DIY) The original post has been moved to message #12 below, along with the pictures that had been lost at some point.
  7. Dashboard and Interior DIY Dip Kits

    Paint and Body
    Neat idea to refinish interior in wood grain, carbon fiber, etc... Camo Dip Kit - Do It Yourself Water Transfer Camo Dip Kit
  8. yayy more pink stuff

    Paint and Body
    We finally did it. My babe, Charlie was a painter in a body shop before he met me. He's awesome with s spray can:D
  9. How-To: Change Your Instrument Cluster Color!

    Technical Modifications
    As a Disclaimer, this is definitely not a simple plug-and-play DIY. If you don't have experience soldering circuit boards and specifically LEDs or other SMD/SMT circuitry, I would recommend you find someone who can help you. If you melt something, you pretty much have to live with it forever...
  10. What hose is this?

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    I have had this horn/tea pot type sound coming from my car. I have had no luck finding out which hose was the culprit. Now I know. Attached are two photos that are making the sound. Can someone tell me what part this is and is it easy to replace as far as DIY. Thanks.
  11. How To: Replace your Air Filter on a 1.8T

    Technical How-To
    Today 'The Berlin Banger' received a new set of lungs. I decided I wanted to replace the stock air filter with a K&N air filter. For those who are unfamiliar with these filters, they basically let in more air and and never have to be replaced. You can wash them and oil them and re-use them...
  12. NB 2001 driver door window installation

    Paint and Body
    I've just repaired the window regulator on my 2001 NB on the driver's side. I removed the window from the door and am at loss on how it goes back in! I think I unhooked the window from the clips, dropped the clips and lowered the rear bottom corner of the door and pulled the glass up and out. I...