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  1. CEL flashing in the rain?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    hi everyone, not sure who can help me here but i own a 2003 beetle, nothing special about it but recently when it is warm out AND rainy..my engine sputters and my Check engine light flashes. my CEL is always on but when it sputters like this in the rain it flashes. It idles horrible and when i...
  2. Flashing oil light on 2009 NB

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Recently, a leak developed in the oil line of my car. The other day, the oil light flashed and a warning buzzer sounded while driving. No other lights appeared on the dash. I haven't driven it much (twice and very short distances) since this happened. Just how bad could this be and what kind...
  3. Side mirror defrost blowing ABS 5A Fuse?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I posted this a bit ago but with a more confusing title as I didn't have anything narrowed down: My ABS, BRAKE, ENGINE Lights were all on. I changed my 5A fuse (ABS) and messed around to figure out what was blowing it. Heres the Before and after of changing the fuse. BEFORE: - AC not blowing...
  4. NO answers! Help fast!

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hello, today we came down off a curb and bottomed out pretty hard. Now our 2002 VW New Beetle Turbo will start, but then turns off after 2-3 seconds. We've tried the battery, but it's fully charged and fine. We towed it to a shop, but I would love to have an idea before going in there. - I've...
  5. help buying a 03 turbo

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    hello im wondering if this is how the engine sounds normally the car looks great owner said the cadilac converter needs replacing he wants 600$ for the car needs two tires fixed it sat for a year and battery dies it needs to be jumped to start again im mechanically inclined but never owned a...
  6. VW Race Car!!!!

    New Member Forum
    Hello everyone, I am newbie to here and to VW. I recently acquired a 2001 new bug race car for Nascar Short Track in Kingsport, TN. I am really looking forward to learning about, working on, and racing the lil bug lol. One of my first questions would be is it possible to remove the automatic...
  7. Engine Air Hose

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Dear all: Can some one tell me the name of this hose? I need to search for it in order to replace it. I removed the auxiliary air pump to replace it and found this surprise :(
  8. Check Engine Light

    2.5 Liter Gas
    Hi, I have a 2008 VW new beetle 2.5L. Recently i have a check engine light on with no reason, the car is driving normally, no noticeable extra fuel consumption. I noticed that the light goes off when i fill the tank and after driving for two or three days, when the fuel tank is around two...
  9. starting problem

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    I have a 2004 turbo S with 84000 miles. I drove it home from work yesterday, no problem. The temperature was in the teens. I parked it in the heated garage. I went to go to the store not an hour later and it won't start. It started but the RPMs would drop or the idle would and then it would...
  10. omg please help me

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    ok so i have a 99 beetle 2.0 manual 170,000 miles. heres the problem. When i turn the key the alarm goes off and the engine wont crank i changed the ignition circuit replaced the battery and had the alternator checked still does it..Before i replaced the battery the old one was dead so i tried...
  11. major engine problems

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    So I hope that someone can give some advice. My car is a 2004. My battery keeps loosing it's charge. I just bought a new battery (from walmart mind you) It keeps coroading and i've had to jump start my car every time i get in it. Now i need a powerful battery jumper to start it (don't know what...
  12. Scanned Codes.. Auto Zone Scanner

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Just stopped in at Auto zone and had my 2000 Beetle 1.8 turbo scanned for Engine Light on. I purchased this car about a month ago from a family member. When I bought it, it wouldn’t start. It had milky looking fuel in it. I pumped it all out and put in new fuel (93 oct.) Car still wouldn’t...
  13. 2003 Shifting hard

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Hey all! I have been experiencing some gear shifting problems with my '03 convertible. It's an auto trans, but when it shifts gears (both up and down) it jerks to some degree, sometimes really noticeably and sometimes not so much. I'm hoping that maybe it's just the crappy gas I use sometimes; I...
  14. Problem with random loss of power

    2.0 Liter Gas
    We have a 2005 VW new beetle and have recently been losing power. On rare occasion, after starting, the engine will stop running and will die. Usually, if you turn the key again, it starts and is ok. However, while driving, it will occasionally (today it happened 3x) just lose all power...
  15. engine crank no start w/o starting fluid no idle

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Ok first I would like to thank everyone for their input, that has helped me greatly in the past. I am having the dreaded crank no start problem. let me give you the run down. wife drove car to school. On the way back the car stalled by what I assumed to be a dead battery. Jumped car, drove short...
  16. noise after engine turned off

    2.0 Liter Gas
    I was driving my 1999 NB GLS a few times today. The first two times I drove it today, it was fine and nothing out of the ordinary. Then when I got home, I turned off the car and there was still a 'running' noise coming from the engine. My husband asked if the car was turned off and it was...
  17. A few codes

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Well me and my family have been trying to sell our New Beetle for months now, but my father insists on fixing the cold start issues because he doesn't want to sell a car that isn't working right. Anyways, we were being delayed due to a communication error with scanners and I finally decided to...
  18. Photo of Repair Bill ($2,174.33) For My 1.8T With Cost Breakdown....

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Well......the repairs are complete just in time for spring. As some of you know, my 2000 project Beetle has been in the shop since August of 2010. "Katrina" as many of you know her, is a flood damaged car that I rescued from Louisiana. She made it thru the Hurricane but sat in 24" of water for...
  19. My NB turns itself on...

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Yes sounds crazy, but i dont have one of those turn on beepers systems or anything like that, any ideas??
  20. Help please! Lots of problems!

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I just got a 1999 new beetle manual transmission with 180000 miles on it for $2000! It needs a lot of things fixed! Mechanically it is great! but the check engine light is on? so is the abs light? The interior needs: - New headliner - the interior door arm rest cover stuff came off - all 4 new...
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