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  1. Vacuum line connection, AVC engine, 1.8 turbo MY 00

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hello everybody, I have an issue connecting my vacuum lines... I got back my car from a garage with the cylinder head removed (it's a new beetle MY'00, AVC 150hp). I just finished up remounting quite everything, but I do not understand where to connect the vaccum "T" end, surrounded in red on...
  2. Speedometer Issues

    2.0 Liter Gas
    My speedometer has been acting strange. When I turn my key to on, the airbag, mil, spoiler, asr(traction control), battery, and abs lights light up. Then the speedometer buzzes and the needles go down about 2mm then go back to normal. Then the brake, temp, oil and seat belt light up and after...
  3. Dash Lighting Issues

    2.0 Liter Gas
    My girlfriend has a 1999 beetle, and the lighting behind the speedometer isn't working, but all of the turn signals / warning light are working. I've checked all fuses in the driver side door compartment, and they were all fine. I pulled the gauge cluster out and it seemed to have all led...
  4. RPM Issue!!! Need Help ASAP!!!

    New Member Forum
    I have a 2003 VW Beetle 1.8 T and have recently had issues with it, specifically, on the RPMs. I turn on my Bug and after a while the RPMs start sort of going up and down a bit (engine seems to want to shut off) kinda like if you were to be slightly reving on and off your engine with the gas...
  5. Help me diagnose my soft top

    New Beetle Convertible
    Hi everyone, It's the 4th of July, it's nice and sunny... the perfect day for my top to stop closing! I've read a bunch of related threads on the forum, but don't have a fix yet, so it's time to post. I was pulling up to a BBQ when the top of my 2003 NBC refused to come back up. The four...
  6. 2003 Convertible Soft Top Won't Go All The Way Down

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hello, my girlfriend just got a 2003 Convertible New Beetle. The soft top works wonderfully, it unlatches and starts to go down, but then when it gets most of the way down, it makes a jamming sound and stops moving. After driving a little bit like that, the warning light for it goes on. One of...
  7. 2007 New Beetle Paint Issue

    Paint and Body
    Hi Everyone; I'm hoping that my fellow New Beetle owners can help me out here. Our 2007 NBC has had an issue with the paint cracking and flaking off around the door handle. In typical VW style, they are trying to blame me for the fault, stating that I pulled too hard on the door handle. Now...