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  1. Instrument Cluster latch

    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...
  2. 2001 Beetle-- door latch stays OPEN?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hi! I have gotten so much good info from y'all, but I can't seem to find this: The driver side door has all functionality (electrical, fob, alarm, manual open and lock from inside OR outside) EXCEPT... Once the door is opened, the latch defaults to WIDE-OPEN (not stuck in the locked...
  3. Driver's side door doesn't close

    2.0 Liter Gas
    So, when I bought my 2000 beetle used, the key did not have a fob , just the key part and a valet key. the drivers side door does not lock, the lock seems all spongy when you try to lock it.... WHICH I do not attempt any more. The key goes into the lock but the lock doesn't turn. Since I...
  4. Help with an Alarm going off randomnly

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hi fellow Beetle owners, I have a 2000 2.0 5-speed I recently purchased 3 weeks ago. The car has 117K miles, runs and drives good. I do have intermittent issues with the locking system. I have done research on this model and realize the issues with the Door latches. This weekend after opening...
  5. 98-05 VW New Beetle Overhead Console Repair Kit for 1C08868851A

    Marketplace Archives
    If you have a 98-05 VW New Beetle with an overhead console (VW part #1C08868851A) that keeps dropping down, you may very well have a broken latch. Replacement consoles are very expensive, frequently about $160 or so when you can find them, but the latch piece that breaks can easily be replaced...
  6. hatch light and dash indicator not working

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hey there. Ever since i got my Beetle, i've been having some minor trouble with my hatch. The latching mechanism ITSELF works perfectly fine, as do the hatch-release buttons, both inside the door and on the key fob. However, although the latch will open and close like normal, the car does not...
  7. Interior drivers door lever/lock issue

    Technical Modifications
    Hi Recently bought a 53 plated Beetle convertible which has been lovely to drive. However there it has developed an issue. The drivers door was difficult to open; it would "stick" and require a push as well as pulling on the lever to open it. Until today when it wouldn't open at all. The...
  8. No Warning Bells - 2001 NB Sport 5 speed 1.8T

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    I have a 2001 New Beetle Sport, 5 Speed Manual, 1.8L Turbo with 115K on it. I just bought it about 2 weeks ago and just noticed that I have NO warning bells in the car. If I leave the keys in the ignition...Nothin... If I leave the lights on...Nothin... If I don't have a seatbelt on...Nothin...
  9. Driver's door hard to open

    2.0 Liter Gas
    I am having a hard time opening my drivers side door from both inside and outside only after unlocking it, whether I use the key fob, the inside door unlock switch or the door key cylinder. I have to give the outside door handle a gentle hit/bop before I can open it. :confused: Please note this...
  10. Hood release broken, can I remove it?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    2000 VW - got a nasty problem in that the hood won't open. The plastic pull knob on the front came undone it seems and I can only get the hood open 3 inches. I've tried using needlenose to pull and push on every part of the latch I can get to; pushed on all parts with a screwdriver, no luck...
  11. my handle/latch for my top might be broken ... HELP!!

    New Beetle Convertible
    so ... I have an '05. I've NEVER had difficulty with opening/ closing the top. (I - long ago- got it down with one hand (maneuvering the handle.) As many of you have noticed ... in colder weather... it's deifnitely a little bit tighter... and so ...a few weeks ago, ... when I went to close it...
  12. Trunk won't shut all the way

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hello, so I'm having a problem with my trunk. It doesn't seem to want to shut all the way. It seems to be stuck in a sort of half closed deal. I can't open it but there is some give when I lift. This just started this evening. I looked where it latches and nothing seems to be obstructing it. The...
  13. Electrical issues

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    ok I'm on wifes profile and am looking to you guys the experts for some help. We just got this nb full of bugs now. The drivers side door won't lock from outside the car so she has to lock it from inside and climb out the passenger door to make sure the car is secured. Then we can't roll down...
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