Last post on Feb 14, 2013 at 7:33 PM
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Volkswagen New Beetle, Exterior, Auto Body, Paint, Convertible
#435 of 436 Re: Convertible Top Will not completely close [sch2004]
Dec 25, 2012 (9:17 pm)
get 3 or 4 tubes of the gasket maker it's the same brand at walmart autozone etc. just be neat. once it dries it's a done deal
#436 of 436 2004 beetle electrical problems
Feb 14, 2013 (7:33 pm)
Am seeking a solution to random, weird electrical problems:(in order of appearance over 9 months)
-stall on starting, then won't start at all: new fuel pump and fuel pump relay, helps but still happens
-new rear oxygen sensor but still codes this problem
-new ignition because code called for it (gratis from the mechanic, as he can't figure this out!)
-new main computer (ECM) because it blew out in a fantastic dash lite show
-unsolved, random problems:
--left blinkers freeze on, sometimes while driving but not using blinker, sometimes while locking car with key fob, sometimes in an abandoned parking lot with no one near!! Must toggle key fob repeatedly to cancel.
--car alarm arms itself while holding the fob loosely in your hand and not pressing any button
--cruise control quit suddenly and entirely never to be seen again
--alarm for "you left on the headlights" is intermittent
--new problem: car doesn't shut off when ignition is turned off. But shift into reverse and it shuts off nicely. This is random, has happened twice yesterday.
--time/temperature gauge--temp is mostly blank, tho a couple times has read -126 degrees. Yes, minus!! Then it slowly warms up to -40 before going off completely. In sunny California, no less.
--airbag warning light is on all the time, probably passenger side.
Much searching by mechanic has been done. They feel so bad they can't find it, they aren't charging me for anything since the computer install 3 months ago. They are mystified! Dealership has been abominable, will NEVER work with them again! Can anyone suggest a fix? Please! I love my car and my husband now hates it!