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  1. Hood Removal

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I had a 2005 VW Beetle and the engine blew. I purchased one that needed a lot of work (a 2004) with the intention of taking parts off of the one that no longer runs. One of the final things I plan to do is removing the hood and replacing it with the one on my old car, but I can't seem to find...
  2. Convertible top tear

    New Beetle Convertible convertible top is starting to fray in one spot just near the back passenger side window, it's looks like it's right where it almost meets the window and where those metal strips inside the top help fold it down (sorry don't know terminology lol). There is a small tear forming there...
  3. Someone Smashed My Mirrors!

    Paint and Body
    They broke the glass on both sides and the whole mirror on the passenger side! I am trying to sell my bug so I really need to fix this quick and preferably cheap. I dont know where to buy new mirrors other than the dealer who told me $60 each for just the glass. The mirrors are heated which is...
  4. Armrest lid solution - A permanent fix

    Styling Modifications
    Hello, I'm new to this forum, but I'm a long standing member on the Last year I decided I was going to try and fix some of the most common problems that VW cars have. A few weeks ago one of my projects was completed, unbreakable armrest lid hinges. These hinges not only...
  5. Serpentine Belt Tensioner Fix

    Technical Modifications
    I just wanted to share a fix I engineered with the serpentine belt tensioner on my 01 new beetle 2.0 gls. The black retainer plate popped off while I was in process of changing the alternator. It was a mechanical failure as the actually metal lip that held the black retainer plate on peeled...
  6. Best fix for rocker panel

    Paint and Body
    Need to fix my rocker panels, left and right. Are these pieces critical to NB floorpan or integrity? in other words, should I let my body guy just patch them up or is worthwhile to get new ones and change them? right side left Side Just for fun pix I'm worried that water might get into...