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But the rear brake lights and night time lights work. Not sure if there's any way to tell both lightbulbs just need to be replaced or if it's something else. If the lightbulb was out in the back it wouldn't work when I press on the brakes, right? My horn also doesn't work, but makes a clicking sound :/
 

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The bulbs do burn out often; it is a common problem, especially the fog/headlights. I would access the bulbs; test the bulbs with a multimeter or swap the bulb to another location or swp a known good bulb. If the bulbs are ok and they do not work; use a circuit tester, to see if the socket is getting power. If no power; then check fuses.

multimeter
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=mulimeter

automotive circuit tester

https://www.google.com/webhp?source...1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=automotive+circuit+tester

Here are the service manuals; you can click on whatever light is the problem and it will show you how to change it.

Volkswagen Workshop Manuals > New Beetle GLS L4-1.8L Turbo (AWV) (2001) > Lighting and Horns > Backup Lamp > Backup Lamp Relay > Component Information > Locations

To figure out; which bulb to buy, look up your car on the Sylvania website:

https://www.sylvania.com/en-us/applications/automotive-lighting-systems/Pages/lrgmain.aspx

As for the horns; the early New Beetles, used to have failure prone horns. There is a high and low tone horn; on my 2000 GLX, both of them died.
relay location:

http://workshop-manuals.com/volkswa...n/horn_relay/component_information/locations/

The horns are under the left/drivers side front fender; under the fender liner.

If the horns are bad; these guys sell a stock equivalent for a good price:

http://www.fixmyvw.com/replacement-...cars-golf-jetta-passat-new-beetle-141951253b/
 

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The bulbs do burn out often; it is a common problem, especially the fog/headlights. I would access the bulbs; test the bulbs with a multimeter or swap the bulb to another location or swp a known good bulb. If the bulbs are ok and they do not work; use a circuit tester, to see if the socket is getting power. If no power; then check fuses.

multimeter
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=mulimeter

automotive circuit tester

https://www.google.com/webhp?source...1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=automotive+circuit+tester

Here are the service manuals; you can click on whatever light is the problem and it will show you how to change it.

Volkswagen Workshop Manuals > New Beetle GLS L4-1.8L Turbo (AWV) (2001) > Lighting and Horns > Backup Lamp > Backup Lamp Relay > Component Information > Locations

To figure out; which bulb to buy, look up your car on the Sylvania website:

https://www.sylvania.com/en-us/applications/automotive-lighting-systems/Pages/lrgmain.aspx

As for the horns; the early New Beetles, used to have failure prone horns. There is a high and low tone horn; on my 2000 GLX, both of them died.
relay location:

Volkswagen Workshop Manuals > New Beetle GLS L4-1.8L Turbo (AWV) (2001) > Lighting and Horns > Horn > Horn Relay > Component Information > Locations

The horns are under the left/drivers side front fender; under the fender liner.

If the horns are bad; these guys sell a stock equivalent for a good price:

http://www.fixmyvw.com/replacement-...ars- golf-jetta-passat-new-beetle-141951253b/
I took it into an auto electrical shop and the left fuse was missing. The lights are all good now. The horns are also blown, but the shop didn't have the right horns and wanted to cut my wires to make GM horns go in there. Nope, I'll order the bulbs online. Thank you!
 
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