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  1. 2.0 Liter Gas
    I’ve been working on figuring out what’s wrong with my car! its A 2.0 5 speed It was throwing codes for some EVAP leak (turned out to be a bad N80) also misfires in cyl 1 and 4, I figured a whole tuneup would fix the issue So I just threw in a set of spark plugs and a new coil. the wires were...
  2. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hello, Incompetent person replaced the light bulb from the license plate. he wiped out the lampshade and a cable with a bulb fell into the rear bumper. I can't see the cable at all, so I don't know how to get it out. The question is, is there any magic way to get this cable out or do I have to...
  3. 1.8 Liter Turbo
    So, we came into this car to settle a debt, and I literally have no idea how to proceed. About Me: Not a car guy, but likes fast things. Also, poor family man. Do I fix or sell? Or fix and sell? Here’s what I know.. 99 Beetle 21k Original Miles Fancy Rims Porsche Seats and Brake Things APR...
  4. ROTM
    I am looking for a new intake for my bgd engine. I have an 04 convertible beetle gls. It has a 2.0L bgd motor in it and have spent the past month trying to get it running again and it has been nothing but problem after problem. On top of that I cant seem to find a full schematic of the intake...
  5. The New Beetle Experience
    I installed the 57i performance air intake on my 04 turbo s. It makes cool sounds and all but I feel like it might’ve made my car slower? I tried to time my 0-60 and it’s getting like 9-10 seconds and it should be around 7 seconds. what’s going wrong? I also have a catless downpipe
  6. Technical How-To
    How do you remove the front bumper? I could use some specs or any kind of instructions, if you have any, I want to do this without damaging anything. Please & Thank You!
  7. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Sorry if this double posts, but it's taken over a day for my old one to be approved, trying again. Hello, I’m new here, and new to working on beetles/VW. Little bit of what happened before doomsday. So it’s my girlfriends car, and we live in TN and it’s getting cold fast. Her blender doors...
  8. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hello, I’m new here, and new to working on beetles/VW. Little bit of what happened before doomsday. So it’s my girlfriends car, and we live in TN and it’s getting cold fast. Her blender doors were bad and I had to remove the HVAC to fix them. Good news the heat and ac works now! Bad news, the...
  9. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    been having issues, check engine light came up and auto zone said it cleared their scan (going to get it looked at somewhere else) but I don't know what the other light is! I've looked everywhere and can't seem to find it online. for reference i have a 2010 beetle.
  10. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Recently changed my timing belt but ran into a hiccup. I couldn’t torque down my tensioner pulley. It just reaches a point where i could turn the nut either way and it didn’t get tighter or looser. I presume something is threaded. I have a few questions around this. So far my timing belt hasn’t...
  11. Transmission Talk
    I have a 2001 4.0 automatic vw beetle, and today all of a sudden it started shifting extremely hard into the 1st hear. Now it does this when you come to a dead stop and take off. I don't know if the transmission is slipping, but today I forgot to press the break when I put it in reverse and...
  12. 1.8 Liter Turbo
    hi evereyone, My passenger headlight had stopped working so i went and bought a new bulb. I changed it and hooked everything back up. However, not only the headlight still doesn't work with the new bulb, now my bright light doesn't work anymore. Before i attempted to change my headlight, the...
  13. New Member Forum
    I was going on freeway and was about to stop for a left turn then it started again. The battery light shows up for few seconds and car starts to slow down and it turns off all of a sudden. I was able to turn on the car right away but it happened to me a week ago too... I bought this car from a...
  14. New Member Forum
    Hi everyone! I'm a long time watcher but a first time poster to this blog. Have found all your stories of tricking out your Bugs, or just loving them, supremely enjoyable. I have a beautiful little 2000 Techno Blue 2.0 litre Beetle named Simon. I've had him for nearly three years now...
  15. 2.0 Liter Gas
    Ok so i just bought a project car that was not running. The owner said he bought it in an estate sale and it only ran for a day. I dont believe it however. Ok so here is what ive gathered. - Door panel was off and i believe he replaced the locking mechanism , window motor and the door panel...
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