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  1. Starting problems with new engine replacement.

    Engine Swaps
    Hi all, A friend of my has roped me into helping her with her Beetle. - It's a 2005/2006 Convertible with a 1.4 BCA Engine From what I was told, last year she was driving and the car started acting strange, wouldn't turn over or would start randomly, A few weeks the engine packed in, bent...
  2. Blown Engine 02 Beetle 2.0L. Need some help.

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Ok first time posting on the boards and need some help here. Wife was driving to work yesterday and pulled an Exxon Valdese on the HWY at 80mph. Got the car towed and with it up on the lift you can quite clearly see that the engine threw a rod out the back of the engine into the fire wall...
  3. 2001 Beetle Door lock problems

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I have owned my 2001 beetle for about a week now and I'm trying to fix most of my of its little issues and one of them is the door locks. They still work the internal button but the key fob button doesn't lock or unlock them. Also the external key port does not unlock them and I don't even hear...
  4. Engine light skipping and misfiring?

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hi, I have read a few posts on this but I wanted some input on my own situation, before I go the garage and they suck me dry of all my money. People on here are usually so helpful, so I just want some insight before I go into the garage. So I've recently had issues with my VW Beetle Automatic...
  5. Help, please. I don't know what to do.

    1.9 Liter TDI
    Help, please! Hi all, I purchased my New Beetled 8 months ago at 176,000 miles, since then- I'm a Delivery Driver and I drive back and forth from Kirkland, WA to Enumclaw, WA a lot so please don't scoff or knock me for this- it is now at 186,000, when I first got it the first thing we did was...
  6. Help.. Overheating issue

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    So recently my 2001 vw beetle overheated light came on, then completely shut down.. I have replaced every sensor and acouple other parts, head gasket doesn't seem to be the problem, no coolant in oil nothing like that... WHAT COULD THIS BE? cranks but will not turn over... ANY IDEAS?
  7. please help!

    Paint and Body
    recently bought 03 beetle that had been in accident. body work done,am now ready to paint parts, but info is needed. what supplies do i need. was told urethane paint, do i need plastic adhesive stuff. have never painted car before and could REALLY use some advice about kind of paint,amount of...
  8. 03 Turbo S Reverse Light Assembly- Where Do I find 1???

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hello, first-timer on this forums site. Hope you can clear something up for me. The wife backed into something and smashed the passenger side reverse light/ back up light lens and bulb. Every online parts store that I have found that has the replacement assembly says that it excludes the...
  9. 2001 beetle ds door wont lock and windows dont work

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    i just bought a 2001 beetle yesterday.:) however i discovered that the driverside window wont roll down none of the switches other than the fuel door switch were working on the drivers door. the passenger window was working then it just stopped working. the hatch switch actually started kind...
  10. Please help.

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Hello, VW Family. I have an issue with my car. It has a bad leak but I don't know where. I have an 02 VW beetle 1.8 turbo. It started smoking and the overheating sensor came on. It was coolant splashed toward the back of the hood. I can't see exactly where its coming from because its in the...
  11. 2000 beetle nightmare.... please help

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Hi im new to this forum and in need of some serious help.. My girlfriend has a 2000 beetle and its been nothing but problems for the last 3 months.. We had to have the transmission replaced about a month ago and now the car is throwing nothing but codes nonstop.. the codes we get are P0730...
  12. Please help me!

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    I have a 02' VW beetle 1.8L turbo. I recently changed the radiator, the auxilliary electric water pump and tried to change both the cooling fans but ran into a problem. Both off my cooling fans were not working so I was changing them as well. However, only the smaller fan on the passenger...
  13. Blinking oil pressure light

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hello everyone. I've got a problem. About a month ago I got my oil changed at my local vw dealer. A few days after that I was driving to work when the oil pressure light started flashing red and beeping at me. It only lasted about 30 seconds though, so I stupidly finished my drive to work. It...
  14. Hello!/Radio Issues

    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. Help ! Need help identifying a sensor ( pics)

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hi , can someone please help me identify this sensor and tell me if it could possible trigger a P0102 code (maf) . I am asking because the first time the cel came on, gave a P0102 code and I replaced the maf but the cel came on again after I drove it 20 miles giving the same p0102 code and that...
  16. Comfort Control Module? VW Beetle 2.0 GLS

    2.0 Liter Gas
    :confused: Hi, I have a couple of questions about the comfort control module. 2 weeks ago I took the door panels off to paint the black rubberized coated (nasty looking top part of the door) and when i put it all back together the door locks and window from the driver side did not work. I took...
  17. Starter issues! Help!!

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    A little over a week ago I had my battery replaced in my 1999 beetle because it had went bad. Now it seems as if my starter may be going down? I turn my key and it acts like it wants to start but it just won't turn over. At first I would have to try twice and it would start, then it was 3 or 4...
  18. HELP! Instrument Cluster Issues!! 2000 Beetle 2.0

    New Member Forum
    Hi everyone...I purchased a little bug about a week ago from someone on craigslist and Im in love with my little bug (2000 2.0 atm). The problem is that I took it for the emission inspection to be able to register the car and it did not pass since the check engine light did not come one when...
  19. Throttle Body Help

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Okay, I've been reading over some of the posts from people here about their throttle bodies, and it hasn't helped at all. I have a 2003 Beetle GLS 2.0L, and my current issue is a high idle. For a few months now I've been battling with my car and it's ability to run. Over a year ago I had to...
  20. Help!!! Please!!!!!!!

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Help!! I have a 2004 2.0 turbo convertible beetle. The car ran well for a good two weeks. Then...it started overheating. I took it to the shop and got the upper and lower hoses changed, the heater hoses, thermostat, timing belt and water pump changed. So far I've spent $1,300 :( and the water in...
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