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  1. Blend Door Repair Help 2009

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hi, Like others, the foam on my Beetle air blend doors has rotted and fallen off. (FYI: The 2 blend doors are metal flaps deep inside the dash and mix hot/cold air and direct air to the various outlets. The doors are covered w/ foam that degrades into gummy, sticky pebbles that blow into the...
  2. To weld or not to weld?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I have a 2001 new beetle which I've had for just over a month. (Lifelong dream!) I took it in for a service and got a call that there's no point in going through with the service because it needs roughly £1000 worth of work including welding work for underbody rust. The car itself was £300 and a...
  3. New Projects/goals? Heres mine!

    Styling Modifications
    What's everyone working on right now, or hope to get done soon? I've had my 00' for two weeks, nd in the first two got everything done mechanical/performance wise. All fluid changes, adjustments, etc. Right now I'm working on styling. My bug came with quite a bit of damage. I'm trying to do...
  4. Is this normal?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I had one of the fuel injectors replaced on my 2013 2.0T Beetle. I was looking under the hood after the work was done and found that the top part of what I assume is related to the air intake was just resting on its base. Should the fit be so loose? The retaining clips seem extremely...
  5. FS; K&N filter, Bentley Service Manual, Haynes Repair Manual

    Marketplace Archives
    All items have sold, thanks to everyone for shopping at I'm a member from back in the early days, but I sold my beetle so I don't post any more. My wife and I have been doing winter cleaning in preparation for an adoption, and I have a few items to post for sale. SOLD K & N...
  6. Seat Belt Casing (terminology?)

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I'm currently in search of the two-piece plastic casing that surrounds the seat belt latch, and I can't seem to guess the correct sequence of keywords to find it online... anywhere! Nor can I find the part number. If anyone has ordered one of these parts, please help!
  7. Throttle Body Help

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Okay, I've been reading over some of the posts from people here about their throttle bodies, and it hasn't helped at all. I have a 2003 Beetle GLS 2.0L, and my current issue is a high idle. For a few months now I've been battling with my car and it's ability to run. Over a year ago I had to...
  8. Help needed: rocker panel dent

    Paint and Body
    My '02 NB TDI has long worn a bumper sticker saying, "Yeah, it's ugly, but I get 40 mpg." It gets a lot of attention, and as a proud owner, I usually reply, "Half of that statement is true." Now, however, both statements are true... I clipped a concrete curb the other day while turning a street...
  9. A/C- Can I do this myself?

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    How hard of a job is it to put in a new compressor and condenser? It looks hard to get to.
  10. Photo of Repair Bill ($2,174.33) For My 1.8T With Cost Breakdown....

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Well......the repairs are complete just in time for spring. As some of you know, my 2000 project Beetle has been in the shop since August of 2010. "Katrina" as many of you know her, is a flood damaged car that I rescued from Louisiana. She made it thru the Hurricane but sat in 24" of water for...
  11. new beetle hardtop rearview mirror

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hey everybody I am new to these forums and even though I have some experience with Volkswagens I find myself in quite a predicament. I think I broke the rearview mirror in my girlfriends 2006 New Beetle hardtop. If anyone has information on how to remove or replace this I would greatly...
  12. New Brake Pads

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I need to have my brake pads replaced on my 2002 standard New Beetle. How much should this cost?
  13. New shop opening! Kankakee illinois

    USA: Midwest
    YESSIR! for all you dubbers, not excluding the viruses(my slang for bugs :)) living in central or south illinois, i am opening a 4000sqft shop catering to all japanese and european vehicles. my name is Jong, this isn't a spam we're opening in two weeks, first week of june!!!!!!! i have an...
  14. Replacing Rear Wheel Bearing on Beetle TDI

    1.9 Liter TDI
    This post is from the archives of URL VW TDI Repair. The photos and text failed to upload properly. To view the complete project and 47 other how-to procedures go to the above URL. VW service professionals show you the steps that are required to replace the rear wheel bearings on your Beetle...
  15. Stupid window regulator!!!!!!

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Broke again. I have been driving around for a month, with cardboard wedged into the gap to stop it sliding down into the door frame. Luckily I only live 3.2 miles form work and max. speed on A1A is 45, so only minor annoyance (whistling noise at 45 mph). Took door panel off today and sure...
  16. VW Beetle Maintenance and Repair

    New Member Forum
    Hi! This is techw1tdi. I am new to this site but not new to the Internet. I am the Webmaster of the No 1 rated Google VW enthusiast site URL: At this site there are 42 projects that myself and professional VW technicians' completed during the year of 2008 and 2009...