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  1. No Coolant Fans - No A/C Compressor

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hi, My girlfriend has a 2003 Beetle with the 2.0L and its recently started having a problem where the coolant fans will not kick on. if the car sits at idle or is driven in stop and go traffic it typically begins to overheat (blinking red temp light and boiling coolant). whoever previously...
  2. FREE to good home (New Beetle headlight lens)

    New Beetle Parts and Accessories
    As stated, free to a good home: Early (?) New Beetle headlight lens assembly (passenger side, I believe), part #1 305 524 115: Solid, no cracks, but a bit weathered from outside storage. FREE SHIPPING to lower 48 - start a conversation...someone needs this! - Dave PS: I'm a Vanagon guy...
  3. 2013 Beetle Convertible Top Problems

    Beetle Convertible
    Hello All, I have a 2013 Volkswagen convertible beetle. Recently my convertible top has been acting up. Whenever I pull the button to close the top. It starts to close, and when It goes to lock itself into place there is a loud constant clicking noise coming from the middle where the lock is...
  4. T.O.D. 11- 2019 Tail Of The Dragon Promo & Planning Thread

    Tail of the Dragon
    Welcome to: T.O.D-XI Year 11 2019 Tail Of The Dragon Promo and Planning Thread All important info can be found in the first 10 posts PLEASE NOTE: Although this is an extremely long thread, the information listed below is inserted about every 5 pages. Feel free to scan to the last page...
  5. Good maintenance for used 2005 New Beetle with ~70k miles?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hi all, I recently bought my first car, a lemon-yellow 2005 New Beetle (not convertible) with around 70k miles on it. From the research I've done, it sounds like getting the water pump and timing belt replaced, and the transmission serviced, would all be good things to get done ASAP. Is there...
  6. 1.8 T Running rough, and oil everywhere!

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Hi folks, So this weekend I finally had to chance to mess with the new Bug a bit. The first order of business was to teach my 14 year old son how to change the tire on it, since it will be his car soon enough. 2nd we gave it a proper batch finally. The paint is rough, but washing all the grunge...
  7. snapped a hose - any thoughts?

    2.0 Liter Gas
    I was replacing the purge valve on my 2000 Beetle and this hose snapped. It was attached under the hood right above the purge valve. Any ideas what it is and where it goes? How to replace? The second pic shows where it leaves the hood. Thank you!!!
  8. Turbo 'blip' car wouldn't go over 1.5 bar on gauge?! Any ideas?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with 2012+ Beetle
    Just wanted to know if anyone had any ideas on what's going on with my car (1.4tsi) 2013 new beetle sport. Driving along today went to overtake dropped down to 4th and car just didn't seem to pull as normal. Looked at my turbo gauge and my turbo wouldn't go over 1.5 bar in any gear. Lasted...
  9. 2000 New Beetle Air Conditioning always cold

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    hi, im a newbie in New Beetle. i got a 2000 1.8 t. i notice that my air-conditioning doesn't go automatic. its always cold. even i put the thermostat control to middle its still cold. it doesn't kick. it stays cold. any solution. its a big help. thanks
  10. New Beetle 2006-2011 White Decal Sticker

    New Beetle Parts and Accessories
    New Beetle Stickers (Various designs) It is a great vehicle decal or a bumper stickers. Great for outdoors! Buy It Buy It Buy It If you want this sticker without use ebay, send me your email and I will send a Paypal Invoice.
  11. Taillights not working correctly. 01 1.8T 5pd

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hello all! My beloved nb has developed its first issue. Im having problems with the taillights, the passenger side specifically. It works fine in normal daytime driving without parklights on. It lights up just like it should, just a litte dim. But when you turn the lights on, the park light...
  12. What year New Beetle is best for used model?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Good Afternoon, I have always been interested in the New Beetle. As a first time driver (I just turned 30 and told myself this would be the year I get my first car), I was interested in purchasing a used New Beetle. I was wondering which year of the NB would be best in terms of reliability and...
  13. NO answers! Help fast!

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hello, today we came down off a curb and bottomed out pretty hard. Now our 2002 VW New Beetle Turbo will start, but then turns off after 2-3 seconds. We've tried the battery, but it's fully charged and fine. We towed it to a shop, but I would love to have an idea before going in there. - I've...
  14. Engine ID

    New Member Forum
    2004 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS Convertible 2.0 Liter SOHC 8-Valve 4 Cylinder Engine. I just bought this dream car (used) in May 2016. In the shop a lot for over heating (main water housing was leaking). Ran well for 4 months, then stalled on the highway ... had water when started but was dry and...
  15. New Beetle stalls when decelerating

    2.5 Liter Gas
    I have a 2008 New Beetle Convertible with 40k miles on it. It runs great, but every few days it will stall and die when coming to a stop. The problem is random, does not produce a code and never happens at speed. It always happens when you are braking and coming to a stop. I have replaced...
  16. WTB: West Coast metric (WCM) New Beetle Phone cradle/mount (larger one)

    New Beetle Parts and Accessories
    I own a 1999 New Beetle GLS 2.0 (only owner, since brand new, July 14, 1999, with 245,000 miles on her) and I am having a problem finding the West Coast Metric NB cell phone mount, as sold by TVA New Beetle accessories (The TVA Cybermall Lots of Cool Stuff ~ VW) back in the day, there are...
  17. Wide Body Kit update and for sale

    Marketplace Archives
    Wide Body kit now available! Hood and wings also available! Contact us for your your kit today! Email [email protected] or [email protected] for info.
  18. Long list of codes flashing check engine light

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    I have a 2001 beetle sport ran fine yesterday. Today when I started the car I had a flashing check engine light. Checked codes here's what I got p0135 p0171 p0300 p0301 p0302 p0303 p0304 p0455 p0507 p1297. The car does run but is missing idling rough. Idle will go from low about 500 rpm to 2100...
  19. Help please! After changing the headlight bulb, the passenger side headlight assembly

    2.5 Liter Gas
    became loose(after tighten that screw that keeps the headlight locked). The thin metal lever that helps to hold the assembly in place seems to be a little bit loose too, doesn't do anything if I press it down and release it. I've changed the headlights maybe twice over the past 8 years(this is a...
  20. Help! What is the CO2 emission on my 2008 New Beetle Convertible

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Last year we moved to Europe and decided to take my beetle with us (even with the cost of shipping and conversion this was a lot cheaper than selling it in the US and buying the equivalent in Europe). Importing into Germany was not too bad but now we are in the UK and here they determine the...