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#1110 of 1140 wiring new alternator
Dec 05, 2010 (8:07 am)
How do I wire in new Alternator with an internal regulator? I have the original one still in the engine. From a 1968 VW bug.
#1111 of 1140 Auto Door Lock Question
Dec 05, 2010 (2:17 pm)
I ahve an 08 convertible. Is there any way to disable the auto door locks? Only the driver's one unlocks when you put it in park which means the passenger door has to be unlocked every time there is a passenger.
#1112 of 1140 Lights Don't flash when using Keyless entry
Dec 17, 2010 (7:06 am)
I had a wire short going to my rear passenger side blinker. Resolved the issue and replaced the fuse. All works well now except when I use my keyless entry the lights don't flash any more. Is there another fuse I should be replacing and if so does anyone know which one? I have check about 20 fuses so far and can't seem to find any that are shorted. Thanks
Sorry forgot to mention it is a 2005 Turbo Diesel Beetle
#1113 of 1140 Re: Oil light and temperature light going off randomly [eggroll]
Jan 03, 2011 (5:48 am)
Same thing happened to me in my 2000 beetle for a while. then, when the alarm was going off one day, the water heater melted...
turns out there was some sort of hose or something not hooked up precisely.
it was about 2000 dollars to fix.
#1114 of 1140 Re: no warning chime for headlights left on/keys left in ignition [aarnold]
Jan 09, 2011 (11:10 am)
The headlight warning chime is no longer working on my 99 Beetle. I discovered this after leaving my lights on one rainy day. My mechanic (not dealer) says I need a whole driver door lock assembly. Is the chime warming really in the door lock/handle/latch?
There are other small things not working which are related to the latch and the only thing I really want repaired is the headlight on chime. I'm posting to ask for verification that replacing the door latch will restore the warning signal.
I bought it new, love this car, and have taken good care of it.
#1115 of 1140 Broken motor mount bolts / Anyone else?
Jan 11, 2011 (6:59 pm)
My daughter is the proud (I think) owner of a 2002 beetle with approx 70K miles. The car seems to be in good shape but last week the 3 small, drivers side motor mount bolts broke and the motor dropped approx 2" down. The aluminum bolts broke off inside the trans. housing. The dealers I contacted for new bolts said they have seen this before but wouldn't admit how often. The nightmare began as two bolts came out with and easyout, while the 3rd had to be drilled and tapped because even heat wouldn't remove the bolt which could have been fatal to the tranny. The steel skid plate covering the tranny didn't show any significant signs of running oversomething on the drivers side.
Appreciate anyone who had this drama respond, needless to say the CVC joints had to be replaced . The aluminum bolts seem way undersized to carry half the engine. Thanks
#1116 of 1140 Re: Broken motor mount bolts / Anyone else? [2002beetle]
Jan 11, 2011 (7:37 pm)
My daughter has 2001 NB (New Beetle) with over 100K miles.
tisk tisk.... Those are very special Torque To Yield bolts that MUST be replaced if they are removed. (Using only the replacement bolts supplied by VW) This is becasue they are designed to s-t-r-e-t-c-h when they are tightned. The bolts end up in an elastic state. This ends up with a constant tension on the connected components.
BTW: These bolts are not aluminum! The xmission housing is Aluminum.
The reason they break is because someone has REUSED them after they were removed.... perhaps to perform a timing-belt replacement. They get stretched agan beyond the point of yielding (to the breaking point). Or some of them loosen and put all the stress on the other bolts.
If a VW dealer does not know why they break... then I would be wary of that shop. (They should know why)
A situation like this would make me suspect that a timing belt change was perhaps done "on the cheep" and may not have replaced all the pullies, seals, waterpump and other items that should be replaced during a timing-belt change.
For a 2002... I beleive the timing-belt should have been reciently replaced at your 70K mile mark.
#1118 of 1140 05 beetle air bag computer
Feb 11, 2011 (4:31 pm)
Does anybody know where the air bag computer module is on a 05 VW new beetle convertible with a automatic on the floor!
#1119 of 1140 Re: 2003 New Beetle Problem [dcordell]
Feb 13, 2011 (4:59 pm)
my 2003 turbo beetle had a similar problem. my mechanic said that i didn't use the correct spark plugs and that's why it was missing. they replaced with plugs and it seems ok. mechanic says vw's like certain spark plugs....maybe bosch.....they could be right. german cars can be finicky! have you had other problems w/ the bug? my gas door won't open....