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Gustav
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So I'm having a random seatbelt warning light issue. Sometimes and for no reason the seatbelt warning light and chime come on. It happens while driving and while waiting at traffic signals with my seatbelt on. I have checked all the connections under the drivers seat and they are all connected properly. Any one with any insight other than disabling the chime and light?
 

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Gustav
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Have you scanned the car with a vw specific scanner? Post up any codes you get; the buckle fails on these cars, so the internal switches maybe grounding out or failing.

Thank you looks like I need to invest in Vagcom software and cable then.
 

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VCDS/VAGCOM, is the industry standard and if you are going to be doing work on your new beetle, you won't regret it and it will pay for itself many times over. That being said; if you are not ready for the $250-$350 cost; you might start with a less expensive basic vw specific code reader for about $50 or less, search on amazon (vag305 or vs450). These just read, clear codes and cannot do live data or even scratch the surface of what VCDS can do (which is basically a clone of the factory vw scan tool). If you are going to do repairs yourself and have the money; I would recommend VCDS (keep in mind; you do need a windows based pc to run it on; a laptop is easiest).
 

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Or if you just want to get it scanned, repaired and move on I believe we have a listing of folks/members that offer to help you read the codes with their vcds if you reside in their area. Do a search the listing is around here I remember seeing it a few months back. If you were in Houston I would read it for ya. 80% of the time it's gonna be the seat belt receiver latch. Got mine replaced for $70-80. 1stvwparts.com good luck man............found it it's in the section; Questions, Issues, Concerns, or Problems with the New Beetle
 

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Check the wires in the bottom of the clip that is attached to the seat. You should be able to see 4 of them sticking out of the plastic housing for the clip. Mine all broke from normal wear and tear and I had to replace the clip on the seat (which took a big honkin star bit). If you can see exposed copper on either of the two clips, they need to be replaced. Also check your connections underneath the seats. Those can sometimes come lose and cause this problem.
 
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