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  1. Occasional battery light on after start

    2.0 Liter Gas
    2002 New Beetle 2.0L GLS AZG engine code. Daughter’s first car. When we bought it the car had 159000 miles on it. At 111000 the engine was replaced with and engine having 51000 on it. Problem is starting and then draining battery to the point car chugs to a stop. Only happens intermittently...
  2. 1999 New Beetle--can't get starter motor bolt out

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hi, all I'm trying to get the starter motor out of a 1999 2.0L new bug so I can take it to my parts place to get it tested.(State of the car is Won't Start. Other electical things (lights, wipers and friends) work fine. Battery is brand new. Turn ignition key, starter gives one (1) click and...
  3. 2000 NB Starter / Ignition problems

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hi, I have a 2000 new beetle that had the infamous ignition switch burnout problem. I have replaced the ignition switch 3x now, and recently the starter started grinding at random while the car was on. I would have to scramble to find the perfect position for the key to get it to stop...
  4. PLEASE HELP- key/battery/starter issues

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Here's what went down this weekend: My dad and I bought Buggy ('01) a new starter because the one it came with has always made an awful screeching sound every time I start it (it worked well but we were concerned that I'd go to use it one day and it wouldn't start up). Finally had a chance to...
  5. Starter issues! Help!!

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    A little over a week ago I had my battery replaced in my 1999 beetle because it had went bad. Now it seems as if my starter may be going down? I turn my key and it acts like it wants to start but it just won't turn over. At first I would have to try twice and it would start, then it was 3 or 4...
  6. Weird battery issue

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hi Guys, My wife and I just bought a 2003 Beetle 2.0L GLS with 128,00 miles on it. It has been running great until today. We were driving today and I noticed the ABS and the airbag light come on. At a red light the brake light came on then when I started off the warning bell started dinging so I...
  7. AOD grinding converter/starter mismatch??

    Transmission Talk
    Hello All. First off - yes I am new (@#$%&) OK now that everybody got that out of there system.... I named myself 4thBug because well we now own our 4th Bug. We had a 72, then a 74. Now we have an 01 Manual 2.0 and a 2000 Auto (arrggg) 2.0 liter. I will try to make this as short as...
  8. Starter Whirring Wont start...

    New Member Forum
    Hi… this issue has probably been covered somewhere in the forums but i couldnt find it… i have a 2001 beetle that whirrs when i turn the key but the engine doesnt turn over… the timing belt is in tact and when i pulled the airbox i can see that the flywheel is turning… the plugs all look fine…...
  9. Randomly dies

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    I can drive, for instance i drove 150 miles yesterday no problem then this morning i drove three miles and the power cut, the steering wheel locked and my battery light came on. I had to drop the clutch to kick start it And not get hit. Does anyone know what this might be?
  10. Battery works, but turn ignition and battery dies...won't start without boost

    2.0 Liter Gas
    Hey all, I'm new to the forum but have an old '01 AZG New Beetle. I tore apart my dash to fix my blend door issue for the air conditioning (btw still not fixed, was missing the pin bushing). Since putting everything back together I've driven the car for over 1000km (mostly highway) over the...
  11. Sometimes this thing wont crank!!

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    I do not know what is going on with this car. Most of the time it cranks just fine. But sometimes it will not crank at all. The battery is good and the starter is trying, but the engine will not fire. I end up push starting it, then it will run fine. It will crank for some time to come. It...
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