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  1. Headlight Help Please!!!

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I've replaced my right and left headlights 3 times since having the car, and the right light is out again! What can I replace to STOP this issue?
  2. coolant leak? Watch this video

    1.9 Liter TDI
    I've had a slow, mysterious coolant leak since I bought the car and well, it's now bad enough to replace it. This video was SPOT ON. Easy to follow. Use it.
  3. 2000 Parts source - recommendations?

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Just got a 2000 Turbo ~ am looking for interior replacement parts. If you can recommend a good source/webpage, I'd appreciate it! Ebay already flagged.
  4. 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...
  5. headlight change backfired

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    hi evereyone, My passenger headlight had stopped working so i went and bought a new bulb. I changed it and hooked everything back up. However, not only the headlight still doesn't work with the new bulb, now my bright light doesn't work anymore. Before i attempted to change my headlight, the...
  6. Brake pad recommendations: types and/or brands

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hello, everybody! It’s time to replace the pads, front and rear. I’ve done this hundreds of times on other cars, but it’s my first time on the Beetle. First, what are some recommended types of pads? I mean, should I go strictly OEM, semi-metallics, ceramics, or what? Second, if the rotors...
  7. Changed brake pads on my wife's 06 new beetle 2.5L, one rotor is very hot

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hi, I just changed my wife's 2006 new beetle (2.5L) following Fowvay's guide ( I didn't change the rotors because they are in good shape and pretty thick. Just the brake pads. All four wheels. All went...
  8. How To: Replace your Air Filter on a 1.8T

    Technical How-To
    Today 'The Berlin Banger' received a new set of lungs. I decided I wanted to replace the stock air filter with a K&N air filter. For those who are unfamiliar with these filters, they basically let in more air and and never have to be replaced. You can wash them and oil them and re-use them...
  9. Pittsburgh Mechanics?

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hello all, My NB GLS is due, or perhaps overdue, to have it's timing belt replaced as well as the water pump. I called German Motor Werks in the Strip and got a price from them (nearly $800). I want to call around to other places and see if I can get a better price. Does anyone have any...
  10. Clutch replacement

    Transmission Talk
    I'm a long time VW owner and have replaced many clutches on old beetles, rabbit's and sciroccos. My wife's NB is an 04 NB 1.8 Turbo Convertible. I can say, I've never seen a Volkswagen quite so hard to work on. After an hour of disassembly and getting the battery and air cleaner out, finally...