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  1. Rear emblem/door hatch

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hey, I just recently got my hands on a 2002 Turbo S with 75,000 miles, which had the rear emblem/ trunk latch stolen, and I just can't find one for sale anywhere online. Does anyone know the specific name of this thing and where I can find one online? Thanks
  2. Trunk won't open

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    2008 New Beetle, 2.5L convertible. Trunk will not open from door switch nor key fob. I can apply 12v to the trunk latch and it will actuate properly. The fuel door switch works properly from the door switch. The key fob makes the lights blink when pressed but not the trunk latch. I...
  3. rear hatch/trunk lock

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I bought a 1999 beetle and the trunk does not open. I do not have a remote key, only a key to manually unlock, and it does not unlock the rear hatch. The automatic locks inside do not work either (the inside panels were ripped out and horribly replaced, only power windows work). Can someone...
  4. WTB: Saratoga CD Changer Cover for New Beetle

    New Beetle Parts and Accessories
    I am looking to get a CD changer cover from Saratoga, I lost mine in my unfortunate crash of my beloved 1999 NB GLS just about a month ago, as I forgot to remove it before the insurance company bought my old ride out in the collision settlement, and now that I acquired a 2002 NB GLS juat a few...
  5. Trunk emlem

    New Beetle Detailing/Cleaning
    Hey, everyone! I'm having an issue with my '00 GLS trunk emblem. It is one of the ones where the entire emblem swivels away to reveal the lock. The chrome bubbling and peeling off to reveal white plastic underneath. I believe it also considered to be a 3D emblem. I've checked around the...
  6. Cannot get into trunk with key OR switch

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    First time poster - please be nice! :o I bought a used 2000 New Beetle hatchback and the trunk opened with switch and key when I first bought it. Got it home and went to get into trunk and no luck. I do not have the FOB part to my switchblade key, just the key itself and the valet key. I...
  7. Trunk opening in first

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I have a 2000 new beetle with the 1.8 turbo. I just had to replace the ignition switch. But after coming home from the shop, I started experiencing new problems. When I put Annabeth into first, and then move and have to stop again (without getting out of first) her trunk pops open. It's not...
  8. hatch light and dash indicator not working

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hey there. Ever since i got my Beetle, i've been having some minor trouble with my hatch. The latching mechanism ITSELF works perfectly fine, as do the hatch-release buttons, both inside the door and on the key fob. However, although the latch will open and close like normal, the car does not...
  9. 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...
  10. NBC Rubber Boot/Trunk Seal Split

    New Beetle Convertible
    I've just bought a NBC 1.8T & absolutely love it. A little problem I have with it is the rubber seal around the boot/trunk has split. I have searched on the net & can't find anything about it. I would like to get it fixed before it gets worse. Any advice is most welcomed! Thanks :)
  11. Replacement Hood and Trunk Emblems??

    Paint and Body
    I have to say this group is a wealth of information about New Beetles! I find myself looking through the different sections every free moment I get! I was worried that buying my 03 Beetle that I might have problems but if I do, I know I am not alone and have a great resource for help. Anyway, I...
  12. Wet Trunk

    New Beetle Convertible
    Hello, I've been noticing a bad smell in "Ringo" (my 05' NBC) lately and was thinking that maybe there was some wet milk on a gallon of milk we bought at the supermarket a few days ago. (So I left the lid open in the garage the other night to let it air out.) But that hasn't solved the...
  13. Trunk locks too quickly?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hello everyone, I don't normally post in this forum :D (actually I never have, I'm actually coming from vwvortex), but on to the problem. My cousin just got a 2004 NB. It came with One key (The valet key) and no manual. When she pops the trunk from inside the car using the switch down by the gas...
  14. Trunk won't shut all the way

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hello, so I'm having a problem with my trunk. It doesn't seem to want to shut all the way. It seems to be stuck in a sort of half closed deal. I can't open it but there is some give when I lift. This just started this evening. I looked where it latches and nothing seems to be obstructing it. The...
  15. WTB List

    Marketplace Archives
    Hey Guys. Just a list of things I'll need for the bug I'll be getting hopefully monday at the latest. Just would like to know if anyone has anything extra laying around that they wouldn't mind selling.... Or where I could find some of these things. 1) Trunk Tray/Parcel Shelf in Black or Grey...
  16. Trunk not working right

    Paint and Body
    I've seen beetles where the trunk opens all the way when you hit the remote. How can I get mine to do that? 2002 NB GLS Chipped, K&N, High Flo Cat, etc.