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  1. Door won't open until I open and then close the trunk

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hey Y'all, I have a 2004 Beetle. When I unlock with my clicker, the locks pop up, but the door won't open. I pull up the handle, but it's stuck and won't open. I was just using the key to manually unlock, but I've discovered that if I click open the trunk then close it, the door then becomes...
  2. Driver's side wiring harness

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hello, I am a first time poster so be gentle with me. I am searching for the part number for the driver's side door wiring harness for my daughter's '05 convertible GLS. I have several issues with windows, door locks, and I believe battery drain caused by either damaged harness or bad CCM. I...
  3. 2001 Beetle-- door latch stays OPEN?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hi! I have gotten so much good info from y'all, but I can't seem to find this: The driver side door has all functionality (electrical, fob, alarm, manual open and lock from inside OR outside) EXCEPT... Once the door is opened, the latch defaults to WIDE-OPEN (not stuck in the locked...
  4. 2001 NB - Dead drivers side controls (window, mirrors and CL)

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hi, just bought my first car, but the drivers side controls for the mirrors, electric windows, and door lock doesn't work. Unlocking the car with the fob does the passenger side only, and trying to open the windows with the key in the door does not work. The boot (trunk) release and the fuel...
  5. 2003 Beetle Door Is Opening When It is Locked

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hi all, I am having an issue with my driver's side door lock module. I just replaced the door lock module on my 2003 Beetle because the latch was broken. After I put in the new lock module everything seemed to work fine. However, after I put my door back together, I noticed my door opens from...
  6. 2013+ Beetle and windows / door freezing in cold weather

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I have a question ... My 16 year old daughter loves VW Beetles, and I will be getting her a car in a year or so. I want the car to be reliable obviously. My question ... I keep reading about the issue of Beetle's and other cars with frameless windows having the windows freezing and not being...
  7. Custom New 1998-2010 beetle door panels hardtop

    New Beetle Parts and Accessories
    New custom volkswagen beetle door panels that fit 1998-2010 hard top better than factory made in gray, tan and black. Fixed the factory problems with these door panels. Made from thick fiberglass So the armrest won't break off. Door panel pull handle made from this aluminum bar that is bent...
  8. How to Swap Drivers Doors, or should I?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I have a 2000 2.0 Beetle. Drivers door lock module is broke (took it out hoping it was just a solder issue, but the micro switch rubber was gone, so need to one). Putting the door back together, the cable to the window motor hooked and twisted, and now need new one. Speaker is gone...
  9. Driver's side (LHD) glass channel window seal

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    '00 NB 1.8t non-convertible. Getting a lot of wind noise in my left ear from the driver's door window not sealing fully. I inspected it and found that the window had folded over the seal and rolled up on it at some point in the past, before I bought the car. As a result, even after I corrected...
  10. Driver's side door doesn't close

    2.0 Liter Gas
    So, when I bought my 2000 beetle used, the key did not have a fob , just the key part and a valet key. the drivers side door does not lock, the lock seems all spongy when you try to lock it.... WHICH I do not attempt any more. The key goes into the lock but the lock doesn't turn. Since I...
  11. Another fuel door question

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    My 16 yr old daughter recently purchased a 2004 Beetle Convertible which she save up for for 2 years. The fuel door wont open.. We do the pry the credit card trick. When the door is open the switch works and the tab releases. However, it seems the spring is broken. So I went to the dealer...
  12. Replacing 1999 vw beetle door speakers.

    The New Beetle Experience
    Hi guys! This is my first time owning or even driving a Volkswagen anything. I have had my bug for about a month and I am already in love with it. However, this one has some cosmetic issues, which I have read to be very common problems with these cars. The driver window keeps falling off the...
  13. Deadlocked Door?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    SO I thought I would try to fix my electric window on passenger door - success apart from I now can't open the door from inside or outside. When I put the door back together I inadvertently forgot to put this piece back on the lock mech Door handle, outer door latch interior release front. Fits...
  14. Help! Door lock issue - not switch or latch

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    2000 New Beetle - door lock switches check out OK. Driver door lock rocker switch will not unlock the passenger door. Is there an identified and known issue here, VW technical bulletin or other or a specific wire in the door jamb I should be looking at for a breakage? The passenger side door...
  15. Interior door panel lock/unlock switch broken

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    This forum is a such a great resource for New Beetle owners and DIYers! I am a new member, but a seasoned 13 yr owner of a '99 GL 2.0. :) The lock/unlock switch on the interior panel of the passenger's side of my car is broken. I am wondering if anyone else has a similar problem or a...
  16. Driver door and window (manual) complications

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Alright, just to state: 2000 2.0 gas engine... no modifications (apart from a morningstar in the vase instead of a flower) This isn't a HUGE deal, but more of a daily annoyance. Sometimes, my crank window on the driver's side is hard to roll up. I mean I have to grab it with both hands to get...
  17. door lock grinding when locked

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Whenever I try to lock my 2000 beetle with the keyfob or the buttons inside on the door i hear this loud awful grinding noise inside the door panel and my door wont lock or unlock, but when I use the key in the lock in the door and turn it, it will lock or unlock the door with no problem but I...
  18. Wanted: Gas Door for 05 NB Conv, (square type)

    Marketplace Archives
    As the title suggests. Looking for a replacement Gas/Fuel Door Cover, the square style door. The one on my GF's New Beetle has been cracked in half due to the sticking issue these cars are notorious for. I was hoping to find one of the stainless steel ones you stick on to the OEM part and...
  19. Found this in the Door Panel

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    When I recently did my door speakers, I found a plastic bracket, I see where it goes looking at this general diagram, it is part #2 in the image. I see it supposed to hold something in place, but the door locks and other mechs work fine, should I breakdown the door and put back in place?
  20. Owners manual question - open door slowly to prevent window catching?

    New Beetle Convertible
    We are looking at buying a 2003 NBC and we noticed on the one we are looking at if you pull the door handle and open the door in a single movement it sometimes catches. If you pull the door handle, pause while the window drops slightly it opens ok. Is this normal? I suspect that the Window...
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