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Volkswagen New Beetle, Interior, Coupe, Hatchback
#1 of 37 VW 2002 Turbo Power Outlet
Mar 27, 2007 (4:06 pm)
I am very confused because the outlets in the front of the car seem to have ran out of power. I really dont know why that happened and if anyone out there knows please help me! Thanx
#2 of 37 2002 Bravada Auxilliary Power Outlets
Apr 05, 2007 (5:10 am)
After a long trip, all three auxilliary power outlets are no longer functioning. They went out one at a time. The fuses are not blown. What could the problem be and how do I repair it?
#3 of 37 Re: 2002 Bravada Auxilliary Power Outlets [sandfree]
Apr 13, 2007 (7:59 pm)
We have that a lot on the Mercedes. The German cigar lighter socket is not friendly with other types of appliances. Either the fuse blows or the bi-metallic strips bend out and don't make good contact. What the hell kinda VW is a Bravada?
#5 of 37 Beetle airbag replacement
Jan 10, 2008 (7:38 pm)
I recently purchased a 99 Beetle with front damage. Can someone tell how to remove the passenger airbag? It looks like the dash needs to come our and there are a couple of screws behind the radio but I do not know how to get it out. I have also been told to stay away from aftermarket parts. Any thoughts on this? I can be reached at wileyrickyahoo.com
#7 of 37 Seemingly unusual window issues
Dec 21, 2007 (9:25 pm)
Hello, I am hoping someone out there might have a suggestion for a window fix that will last more than the one-week one that the vw dealership here keeps giving me.
I have a 2001 New Beetle that was bought new and has just now started giving me a load of issues (only has 63000some miles)...
To start from the beginning, last August as I was leaving work I put down my driver's side window only to hear a horrible crunching noise and not have the window go back up. I immediately took it to the dealership instead of going home that day and on the way decided to put down the passenger side window (which I very seldomly use) and had the same thing happen on that side. They ended up replacing the window regulator and said that was the only thing that broke and that it was just coincidence for it to happen to both windows at once. (It was still under warranty then)
Fast forward a year (warranty is up) and I notice that both windows are starting to go back up very slowly (the driver's side, since I use it more often, going up much more slowly than the passenger). So I mention this when I take the vehicle in for routine service and they find "nothing" wrong with the windows. A month or so later the window goes down and struggles to go back up stopping half way and refusing to go any further. The car gets taken back to the dealership at which time they "lube the seals" and it goes up and down again (slowly).
A few weeks later a friend borrows the car when I am out of town and the window goes down but wont go back up and he takes it in to be serviced at a different vw place and they also "lube the seals."
Now while lubing the seals allows the window to go up and down it does not FIX the problem. And a month later I have to take the car back to have the window looked at again. At which time they AGAIN "lube the seals" and say that it's "fixed" even though it is still obviously going up very slowly. They then tell me that they think I need to pay 200$ (before labor) for new window seals.
Rather angered I take the car home and with the assistance of my dad take the door apart to see if we can figure out where the window is struggling. There is nothing obviously catching on the window, and so we ripped out the current window seals to see if that would have an affect. Of course taking out the seals had no effect on the window function and it was still struggling to go up. So we put the seals back in and close things up (and of course in the process break the key to my trunk... oops).
So fast forward again to today where I take the car in to have other maintenance preformed and have them look at the window again. I explain about taking the door apart and taking off the seals and it having no effect on window function. So you can imagine my anger when they informed me after preforming other maintenance that the only thing they think they could do for my window is "lube the seals" AGAIN. I explain that I will then see them in a week for them to "relube the seals" as it obviously isn't fixing the problem and it will break again that soon; and instead I have to turn around in the middle of the day (4 hours after leaving) to take it back when the window goes down and refuses to go back up.
So the dealership is convinced the window seals are to blame and will not give me a guarantee that if I get them replaced and it doesn't solve the problem that they will refund me. And also they keep insisting that it is not a motor problem or a problem with the regulator since "lubing the seals" seems to "fix" it.
So to wrap things up- when the seals are lubed it allows the window to go up and down for a short period of time (albeit still slowly), however removing the seals does not have an effect on the window function (it still goes up slowly and acts like it is dying towards the end). If it is not the window seals, what else could be the problem with my poor window? Could something have happened in the process of replacing the window regulator a year ago that would be causing this issue now?
I am taking the car back in on Wednesday to take apart the door (for the millionth time) and show them what I am talking about since they don't seem to be able to see it and would like to have some other suggestions as to what could be going on with the window. Thanks for any help! I appreciate it!
#9 of 37 1999 Beetle Ac/Heat Blower Not working
Sep 29, 2007 (5:57 am)
Our daughter has a 1999 New Beetle. Her A/C and Heat blower is not working. Any ideas. Also where is the blower or maybe compressor that works these two items located in the car? Thanks I am scared to death that her windows will fog up and she cannot clear them.