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  1. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hi! I may have mentioned that I'm the 4th owner of a previously unloved 2006 TDI Beetle. It's been a challenge just getting it back to where it needs to be. I'm already $1K into replacement parts, and I have yet to tackle the transmission or timing belt. Today, the sun hit the instrument...
  2. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    This may be a n00b question, and I apologize in advance if it is. I searched and couldn't find what I was looking for, so any pointers would be helpful. I bought my 18yo daughter a 2000 NB (1.8T) a couple of weeks ago, and my first order of business was to get the immobilizer deleted, since I...
  3. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Greetings, My 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle 4 cyl, 2.0 L, Automatic 4-spd has a broken speedometer. I tried plugging the OBD into my laptop while I drove around and I am getting the correct speed showing up on my laptop through the OBD port. On my instrument cluster, the needle will sometimes...
  4. 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...
  5. 2.0 Liter Gas
    Hi, I have a question about my instrument panel, the speed needle rest on the fuel gauge, [edit]and of course it rises when moving but is approx 15mph slower than that of actual speed.[edit] Speed was verified with my GPS unit..
  6. Technical Modifications
    As a Disclaimer, this is definitely not a simple plug-and-play DIY. If you don't have experience soldering circuit boards and specifically LEDs or other SMD/SMT circuitry, I would recommend you find someone who can help you. If you melt something, you pretty much have to live with it forever...
  7. Technical Modifications
    So that blue-on-black color scheme finally got to me, and I decided I want to change the LEDs in the instrument cluster to red. I already tried clear red tape, and coloring the backside of the gauges - no dice. Has anyone done this before and can point me in the direction of the right LEDs to...
  8. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I had a p/m regarding a replacement instrument cluster. FYI as a help to anyone having a need: www.ecstuning.com has a couple on sale cheapo, but otherwise, Go here for new Cheap Volkswagen Parts This is a re-builder with a place in MA. Somewhat hard to navigate, prices are not fixed, but...
  9. Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    So I think these three problems are interrelated. I've read some posts about similar problems, but I haven't seen a clear solution yet so here's my problem. The speedometer needle on my car bounces at around 45 mph. It seems to work fine up until that speed, but after that it just bounces in...
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