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  1. 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...
  2. 2000 beetle All lights on will not start

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    OK so ive search for hours to diagnose this car. Its a 2000 beetle we got with quite a few rough spots. he's the issue currently: With battery hooked up, and no key in the ignition, there is headlights on, tail lights and all instrument lights on. When we put the key in and rotate it, there is...
  3. Puddle lights not working

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I am the new owner of '01 beetle and have been performing routine maintenance to get the electrical system back in shape - door panel switches, module assemblies, etc. I am still having a problem with the lower door warning or puddle lights not working on either side. Since neither the driver...
  4. No Electrical Power - 2001 1.8 turbo

    New Member Forum
    Hi everyone! I am looking to buy a 2001 1.8 turbo but it has an electrical issue. The story of the vehicle from the seller goes something like this: The car had an electrical issue and the fuse panel above the battery was replaced. Then after driving another day, the seller said it died...
  5. 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...
  6. Electrical or Oil Problem--or both?

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Red check oil icon flashes and sounds three times but only when I slow to 15MPH, never when I'm driving; oil level fine. That's happened the first time in the the last week but the slowing-blinking oil light and 3 beeps sequence now happening more regularly. Related? Yesterday only the turn...
  7. electrical issues - - help please

    1.9 Liter TDI
    Yesterday, while driving home from work I noticed that I'm having some electrical issues with my 2006 Beetle TDI. My Turn signals, windshield wipers, and internal blower (fan) are not working. However, the radio, hazard lights, and internal dashboard lights do work. (haven't tried the mirrors...
  8. Power windows not working, trunk latch opens when headlights switched on

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    New to the forum and appreciate any feedback. 2000 Beetle GLX 1.8 AC Controller failed and found a replacement on eBay for $85 exchanged. It is now operational and all is good with the AC. Around the same time that the AC controller failed, a new issue arose. Suddenly, the power...
  9. Daughters bug electrical!!!

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Daughters bug.... We have a 2004 diesel bug. Last week while driving my daughter had the low beam, heater and wipers die on her. The fuse box at the battery is good. Is there a common ground? or did all the modules get fried at the same time? Not sure how to check the modules or is there a...
  10. Passenger headlights out - 1999 beetle

    1.9 Liter TDI
    I have a 1999 diesel beetle, and my passenger headlights are out, both high and low beams. I checked the bulbs and they are obviously no good, but I also checked to see if there was any electricity making it to the bulbs, but I didn't get any reading. I was told it could be a problem at the...
  11. Electrical Issues...

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    For a few days days now I've been having several electrical issues. When my lights are on they will flicker. Not my outside lights but just the inside. Also sometimes the windows won't work when the car is on but if i turn off and leave key in it will work. Same with sunroof except it won't...
  12. Electrical Shutdown while driving!!

    2.0 Liter Gas
    I just bought a used 1999 on the 6th, and it has been running beautifully until today when I was driving down the highway and the electrical system just shut down. (No warning whatsoever).The car was still running, but I could tell that the fuel pump was not working. Then, the radio and...
  13. Weird Alarm Issue.

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hey guys, I have posted on here before with problems with my car but forgot my login- anyway, 1998 2.0L named Blu. 82k miles on him now. He has been haunted by electrical problems! But I have learned to live with many of them. However, certain circumstances with my living arrangements will soon...
  14. Electrical Problems! Fuse box?

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    I have a 2000 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8L turbo. I bought it back in March,as is from a car lot. After driving it for a few weeks. My check engine light went on. my rear breaks went out. My clutch went out. My Air Conditioner stopped working.Well I took it back to the dealership about the check...
  15. 2003 Beetle TDI Electrical Issues

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hello Everyone: I've looked eveywhere and no one has been able to help me. I'm hoping that someone here has found the solution to this problem. I have a 2003 VW Beetle TDI. I'm having some electrical issues with it. For some reason when you start it, the interior light stays on and there is a...
  16. Steering wheel and airbag question

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Good morning everyone, I'm new to the forum and new to the NB so please don't slam me if this is common knowledge around here. I did search prior to posting. I just picked up a used 2002 NB TDI that is in need of TLC. The previous owner removed the factory steering wheel and installed an...
  17. door lock issue

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I am having a problem with the power locking system on my 98 beetle. the drivers door will only manually unlock from the outside. It will not unlock the passenger door or set the alarm. The system works from the passenger side however the horn does not sound when setting the alarm. the driver...
  18. Missing fuse?

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hi all! I am proud to say I just disassembled my dash and repaired my blower control! Even managed to reassemble it! :D In the course of this monumental feat, I noticed I'm missing a fuse in the interior box... The little card in the fuse box looks like the symbol for "vent" - an arrow...
  19. HELP PLEASE Electrical Issues

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hi everyone, I am new to these forums and need some help. I have a 2001 New Beetle that is having some electrical problems. The car only has 18000 miles and is rarely driven but we did have the leak at the sunroof that most of these cars had. Long story short the electronics in the car are now...
  20. Please, Any Ideas About This Odd Electrical Problem?

    2.0 Liter Gas
    2000 bug, 2.0 , 90,000 miles and never had a serious problem. I tried to start it and the battery was stone dead. (twice in the past 3yrs the radio has stayed on after I pulled out the key and it ran the battery down. I assumed that was what happened. No big deal.) I charged the battery...
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