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#478 of 1143 2006 New Beetle Heating Problems
Dec 09, 2005 (10:08 am)
I have a 2006 New Beetle with the new 2.5 liter engine. It has about 2,000 miles on it. When I accelerate the heat coming out of the vents is really hot. However, when I am stopped or at idle, I have no heat. After about 20 seconds the air from the vents gets cold, really cold. AC button is not on, temp. control is at the highest heat setting. It is at VW now for the second time. It was a real hassle this morning and I live in Chicago and I cannot defrost the windsheld unless I am accelerating. Any ideas?
Dec 10, 2005 (7:03 pm)
I just bought my 2000 GLS back in July, and was told everything was in excellent running condition at the time of the buy. My brake pad light came on, and I haven't noticed any problems with braking. In my last car, I could feel a difference when it was time to replace them. I'm very apprehensive about going to the dealership or anywhere else to have them replace the pads especially if they're still in decent condition. Could it be that the light just came on for some other reason?
Dec 11, 2005 (4:14 pm)
I have a 2000 Beetle that was purchased new in 2000. Like many people I am finding out I have had a slew of problems involving the check engine light, the power windows, etc...Yesterday my car decided to catch fire. I think it may be an electrical issue. The fire appeared to start in the center console by the AC Switch and it spread to the radio and then engulfed center console. The fire dept. was great and was able to extinguish the balaze and disconnect the battery. Has anyone heard of this being an issue? I am still shook up and am dreading dealing with VW and the dealer tomorrow. Any advice/ info re. similar issues would be welcome.
#481 of 1143 2005 Turbo gas engine
Dec 12, 2005 (2:28 pm)
Can anyone give me any information on the 2005 Turbo gas engine. I am thinking about buying one and is there any thing I should look out for. Any good things or bad things would be helpful. Is it a good beetle to buy, thanks Shawn.
#482 of 1143 Re: 2000 1.8T problems 5-speed(Sun flower yellow)42,000 miles. [whambino]
Dec 12, 2005 (5:51 pm)
I had the same problem well most of the problems that your having. i have a 2001 new bettle. the epc light also came up and the dealer explained to me that it means something is not working good electric wise. mine was the break lights. eventually the just wouldnt turn off after i let go of the breaks and as soon as they fixed it the epc light turned off. it wasnt too expensive and also the check engine light turned off after that. My arm rest is broken in that it doesnt click closed you can open it by just lifting up the cover im not sure if thats what you mean. The dash board lights where the A/C is also went out and i took it to the dealer and they fixed it for 50.00.. now its fine.. My Radio works fine but the buttons are starting to sink in so its harder to press them in.. Now my a/c is having some electrical problem and it stops coooling and sometimes it works fine and now its leaking water making the car over heat when i dont realize the water is low... oh wait let me not forget they told me when i went to do the oil change that the screw on the oil pan was too tight causing something to crack and its slowly leaking oil.. but i love my car so i will continue fixing the little problems i have 55000 miles so i expect these things to happen
#483 of 1143 1974 vw beetle light switch
Dec 13, 2005 (2:50 pm)
i need to find out where the backuplight switch is on a 1974 vw beetle becuase neiither one of the backup lights work.
#484 of 1143 replacing lost keys cheaper?
Dec 14, 2005 (9:35 am)
The key with the beeper has been lost, and the cost according to the dealer, is $400. to replace the key and have it programed. This seems highway (or perhaps driveway) robbery!! Isn't there a less expensive way to have this key replaced? Can one open the door with a slim jim, or even have a lock smith open it, and still not have problems with the alarm system? This is critical, but so is the cost of towing, keys, and programing at a total of over $500 . Any solutions anyone can suggest? Thanks.
#485 of 1143 Re: USA Today [rwoods]
Dec 14, 2005 (12:08 pm)
Anyone know how to replace lost keys with beeper without paying $400 for a NB? My daughter lost her keys(the bob had come loose) and now she can't even get into the car to get her stuff. The dealership says it cost $300 for the reprograming of the key, which costs $98. This just doesn't seem reasonable, but the key places say they can't make a key for the car because it a security key, or something like that. Can one use a slim jim to open it , or get a key anywhere else? Any info?
#486 of 1143 Re: 2005 Turbo gas engine [fundrivervw]
Dec 14, 2005 (5:21 pm)
Hello there. I only come on this site occasionally because I found I was getting too frustrated. I have a 2004 Convertible Turbo Gas 5 speed tiprtonic. While I like the car for the most part, I do mostly city driving, and I am only getting at best 15.l/2 miles per gallon in the city. The best I got on highway driving at 65 MPH with cruise control was 20 mpg. I almost sold it but then the price of gas came down and I decided to keep it. It only has 8,000 miles on it. After I complained to VW customer care, they put me in touch with the head mechanic and after checking everything, they said, there are no computer faults and everything is working fine so they don't know why I am getting such poor mileage but there is nothing they can do. They suggested taking it out on the weekend and driving it on the open highway for at least an hour doing 65 + to burn off any carbon deposits and then maybe after the car gets "broken in" and has about 15,000 miles on it, it will get better mileage.
I don't know what kind of driving you do, but if you do drive city driving, you are in for a shock. I met anotther VW convertible tubo driver and she said she does mostly highway driving and is at best getting only 20 mpg'
#487 of 1143 Re: USA Today [scandi1]
Dec 14, 2005 (5:22 pm)
Do you belong to the Auto Club or Triple AAA , They usually have a service which can unlock your car.