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Volkswagen New Beetle, Interior, Coupe, Hatchback
#15 of 37 Re: interior help!!!! [b33tl3boy]
Sep 16, 2008 (10:33 am)
I read in another forum that VW has a "silent recall" on Beetles for interior parts replacement but have not confirmed with the dealer. I figure they will deny it as I do not give them any business except for the warranty work.
What exactly is the problem with your vehicle's interior?
We bought a new Beetle in 1999 and it smells like crayons and most of the interion plastic parts on the dash and door panels (beige and black) are deteriorated. They feel gummy and sticky and smear on anything that touches them. When this happens, It can only be cleaned up with acetone. The seats are leather and are OK.
I have not found replacement parts on line. I suppose the dealer has parts but must be expensive as usual....
#16 of 37 A/C Blower not working
Oct 01, 2008 (12:59 pm)
My daughters blower stop working both in heating and cooling. I checked that fuses and did not find any of them blown. If anybody has any Ideas please let me know.
Also her radio for some reason shows code 2 and does not work.
#17 of 37 Re: A/C Blower not working [ddowney]
Oct 01, 2008 (1:41 pm)
My daughter's 1999 had the same problem and it was a bad switch. Getting to it was not easy as the radio bracket and many dash parts had to be removed.
The problem may also be the blower motor itself or the "fresh air blower series resistance" . Also, make sure fuse #25 is good and check for power at this same fuse with the ignition "on". You need a wiring diagram. If you don't have one I may be able to send you a copy. Let me know..
#18 of 37 Re: A/C Blower not working [jeeper1129]
Oct 01, 2008 (2:11 pm)
If you can email me a copy of the wiring diagram that would be helpful. Can you jump around the switch or should I go to a junk yard and try to get one?
#19 of 37 Email exchanges are fine
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Oct 01, 2008 (4:18 pm)
What you want to do is click the Forums Preferences link near the top right of the page and set your email address to "public". That way registered forums users, and ONLY registered forums users can click on your username and find your email address. Please do not put your email addy in a post. Thanks!
#20 of 37 Re: Email exchanges are fine [pf_flyer]
Oct 02, 2008 (6:35 am)
I think I did it right my email settings
#21 of 37 Re: A/C Blower not working [ddowney]
Oct 02, 2008 (10:43 am)
Yes you can pull the connector from the back of the switch an temporarily place a jumper wire between the black/blue wire and any of the other 4 wires, depending on what speed you want the fan to run.
Unfortunately I cannot e-mail the diagram as I have no means of scanning the page. I can fax it to you if you have a toll free fax number (sorry I have no long distance service on the fax machine). Let me know..CP
#22 of 37 VW Beetle A/c Problems
Sep 05, 2008 (4:26 am)
My daughters A/C blower is not working has anybody replaced repaired or worked on taking a blower out? One day it was working and the next it was not.
#23 of 37 problems with adhesives and insulation!?!
Dec 04, 2008 (2:25 pm)
I have two problems with my volkswagon and have no idea what to do...My 83 year old mother gave me her 2001 bug with only 18,000 miles, last July. She had it in Florida up until last year. I drove it back to New York. The problem is that the leatherette on both door panels is falling completely off (just hanging there) and the yellowish, spongy, glue type stuff is flaking all over the place....But, also now that I've started using the heater, foam like spongy material is also blowing all over the car (dashboard, seats, and me) Quite truthfully, Im also concerned about what I might be breathing in. Some of the particles that blow out of the vents are teeny tiny but there are also some the size of quarters. Can anyone hypothesize as to what is wrong and what I can do about it? I called VW and they said basically "To bad, nothing we'll do because your warranty is up!" The car was hardly used-Oh and now I even notice that the fabric on the ceiling of the car (where the inside handgrips are, above the door) is starting to come down tooo!
#24 of 37 Re: problems with adhesives and insulation!?! [lighthouse2]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Dec 04, 2008 (4:29 pm)
My first guess is that the Florida heat/humidity broke down the adhesive. Gluing things back in place will be a little tricky but doable. The biggest thing would be making sure to clean out all the old adhesive. You might check with a body shop for some advice on how to proceed, right types of adhesives, etc.
They should be able to give you some idea of what you're facing.