Last post on Feb 01, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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Volkswagen New Beetle, Interior, Coupe, Hatchback
#28 of 37 Re: New Beetle - Disappointing and Disfunctional [drosene]
Mar 25, 2009 (8:40 am)
Ok, as you owners already knew (I Hope!) there is a way to play the radio with the engine off. If you turn the radio off after switching off the ignition and then turn it back on again the radio will turn on. This works even after the key is removed from the ignition switch. The same seems true for the electric windows. Apparently there is a timer that limits how long after switching off the ignition, accessories can be used although I don't know if the radio will eventually shut itself off if left on accidentally. I didn't find any information on this in the owners manual. Personally, I prefer to know that everything is off when I remove the key.
I stand by my remarks regarding ride and handling.
#29 of 37 Re: New Beetle - Disappointing and Disfunctional [drosene]
Mar 26, 2009 (7:43 pm)
Actually, in the beetle and all the other vws with a stock radio, the radio doesn't need a key to play. Just get in the car and depending on your model's stereo, press to turn it on and boom, you have sound. No key needed.
Now for th rest of the electronics, iirc, the rest of things just lose power after a door is opened.
#30 of 37 epc light on speedometer cluster
Mar 27, 2009 (12:26 am)
I purchased a 2000 glx beetle with the 1.8 turbo and the electronic power control light has come on and how do i fix this problem..
#31 of 37 Re: Seemingly unusual window issues [jennifer220]
Nov 20, 2009 (10:07 pm)
Ma'am: I have had issues with all four windows. This is an endemic problem with the Beetle, well recognized, if little acknowledged, by the dealers. Initial warranty and extended warranty have covered the window problems, however the visits to the dealer inducted me into the service regime, where they initiated several problems costing me THOUSANDS.
#32 of 37 vw beetle cabriolet window problem
Nov 21, 2009 (6:18 am)
hi just wondering if anyone would know what this problem is i have got a 2004 beetle cab when i bought it the drivers door glass was smashed i replaced the door glas but the problem i have now is when i shut drivers door the window is not dropping a little as should im just not sure when relacing window you have to replace any sensors thanks
#33 of 37 Re: vw beetle cabriolet window problem [lovemybug]
Nov 22, 2009 (4:22 am)
The convertibles' windows should drop a little bit when you open the door and then when you shut the door the window will go back up. I had this as an intermittent problem with my 08 Beetle convertible (drivers door). Mine was traced to a faulty switch that sensed the door was open. The dealer replaced the sensor and all has been fine since. As mine was under warranty, there was no charge.
Bel Air Car Guy
Dec 05, 2009 (5:29 am)
hi i have a 2004 beetle cabriolet and my friend has all parts off a 2008 i was just wondering would the front and rear bumpers and lights fit on my 2004 cheers
#35 of 37 Re: vw beetle cabriolet window problem [belaircarguy]
Dec 06, 2009 (4:30 am)
#36 of 37 Air Conditioner problems on 05 Beetle
Apr 27, 2010 (4:41 pm)
Can anyone tell me where the air condtioning relay for my 05 Volkswagon Beetle?
#37 of 37 Re: interior help!!!! [jeeper1129]
Feb 01, 2011 (1:03 pm)
hmmmm..like crayola crayons or rose art crayons?