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Hi.
Recently we have bought a 2001 2ltr beetle for my step daughter, a few issues with the car, but the worse one being:
When driving the car it will on occasion just shut down, shut down meaning the engine just stops and all the electrics i.e dash and lights etc go off!
It does though restart with a turn of the key, any help appreciated as she is still only a learner driver and worries me..
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A bad engine speed sensor would cause the engine to shut down instantly like you describe, but it shouldn't affect any of the other electrical things. Check the connections inside the fuse panel on top of the battery and the connection on the + battery post that goes to the fuse panel.

Here is my DIY on the engine speed sensor:

http://newbeetle.org/forums/2-0-liter-gas/60706-engine-speed-sensor-replacement.html

and this one has pictures of the fuse panel:

http://newbeetle.org/forums/questio...0356-how-test-parasitic-drain-new-beetle.html
 
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