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  1. Door won't open until I open and then close the trunk

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hey Y'all, I have a 2004 Beetle. When I unlock with my clicker, the locks pop up, but the door won't open. I pull up the handle, but it's stuck and won't open. I was just using the key to manually unlock, but I've discovered that if I click open the trunk then close it, the door then becomes...
  2. HELP! 5spd balance weight teeth stripped! Won't pop out of reverse!

    Transmission Talk
    Hey everyone, I got a big problem at hand and any advice would help a lot. Recently, the plastic carrier (part #1J0-711-256) broke on my girlfriend's 99 NB 5 speed and so I got a new one from the dealer for $40 bucks! -_- It was easy enough replacing it but when I did the car would be stuck in...
  3. Stuck in third gear

    Transmission Talk
    Hi all. I have an automatic 2000 VW New Beetle GLS 170,000 miles that is stuck in third gear. I can manually shift 1st, 2nd, and 3rd but when it's in Drive it's in third gear. Going faster than 50 or so MPH sounds like I'm flooring it in neutral. Doing 60 has me at around 4000 rpm's. It won't...
  4. Trunk won't open, even with manual release

    New Beetle Convertible
    Hi, The trunk on my '03 New Beetle Convertible refuses to open. I have read several existing threads on the topic, but have a convertible-specific question. The symptoms: * both the door switch and the remote trigger the blinking lights and the initial whirring sound, but not the more...
  5. 1.9 TDi w Binding 5 speed, time to learn, replace and bust some knuckles!

    Transmission Talk
    :cool:Three weeks ago at a Jeep dealership 90 miles from home, I test drove a 2011 Jeep Rubicon. My wife and I tried to leave to sleep on our decision, but the Bug would not cooperate. Here's some background. 3 months ago the clutch was replaced. The work was done out of town due to the...