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  1. 2.0 Liter Gas
    RE: 2002 NB 2.0 Auto, 108,500 miles Hi all. I've posted about a starting issue with my Beetle once before, but after a bit more research/time, I think the issue might be with the immobilizer. The issue: Intermittently, I start the car and the engine almost immediately shuts off. It doesn't...
  2. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I'm running our of ideas..but determined to fix it.. I have an 01vw beetle with stick shift with around 320,000 miles on it.. I love it and until now never had any problems out of it.. So the clutch went out months ago...Luke before xmas.. I finally got a new clutch in April..which was over 1000...
  3. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Background: Wife has wanted a Beetle for a long time, just before Christmas, we found one that she liked and bought it. It is a 2008 2.5L. We we bought it, it only came with one key, the Valet key, and two off brand remotes. Not owning a Bug since the mid 70's I didn't think anything about it...
  4. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I bought a 2003 Beetle for my Daughter's 16th birthday from a private seller. It's generally mechanically sound but the car only came with 1 key. It's only a matter of time before my daughter loses the only key. I purchased a couple of extra keys online but ultimately failed to get the...
  5. 2.0 Liter Gas
    2003 Convertible 2.0/auto Last night the alarm went off. The key fob doesn't work (yes new batts), so I went out and opened the car, turned on the ignition and then shut it off when the alarm stopped. Should I not have done that? Because this morning the battery was dead. We jumped it and it...
  6. 2.0 Liter Gas
    Hey all! Proud owner of a new to me 1998 beetle (2.0). After some minor maintenance to get her roadworthy (bushings, Passenger door latch, fluid changes,ext) a couple months back she's been running great since day 1. Yesterday when I went to leave work things started started acting up. First I...
  7. 1.8 Liter Turbo
    The other day, around 12AM after I got off work, my car didn't want to run. It started up but shut off after a second or two. I finally got it to stay on and got home. Now every few times I start my car it does the same thing. The Immobilizer light flashes when it doesn't keep going and throws...
  8. Technical Modifications
    Hi Team, I hope there is someone that can help me out with my Bug. I have a 2003 VW beetle that the wiring harness burned last month, i had to change some plastic items too. I ordered on ebay, the same year, same model (2003 VW Beetle 1.8 Turbo) Wiring harness and installed it, everything seems...
  9. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Was looking for something else and came across this guide to flip keys, fobs, immobilizers, etc, etc. Excellent resource for key problems, coding, matching, key parts, etc. eBay Guides - VW Volkswagen immobilizer flip key fob remote guide
  10. 2.0 Liter Gas
    Our 2004 Beetle Coupe has these had random immobilizer issues for about a year. - Approx. once/month it takes multiple attempts to start the car. The immobilizer light will flash a few seconds after the car shuts itself off. Usually a 2nd or 3rd try works. Sometimes getting out of the car...
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