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Volkswagen New Beetle, Interior, Coupe, Hatchback
#9 of 37 1999 Beetle Ac/Heat Blower Not working
Sep 29, 2007 (4:57 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.
#11 of 37 Exploding Glass
Jul 06, 2007 (1:09 pm)
Have experienced two back to back incidents of exploding glass on our 2000 TDI NB. 1st two weeks ago my wife driving on highway no one around, no bridges, hot day had just gotten in cranked AC/Fan on high, outside air vent closed; popping sound and sunroof exploded. Dealer said must have been external source. Now today while sitting inside house I heard a loud popping sound and went out to find that the rear window (full hatch size) had shattered. Clearly outward bulging direction, no hole or anything around to have caused from external source. 90+ degrees outside - full sunlight. Interior of car 160 degrees & outside temp on shattered glass read 140 degrees! (burned my fingers while moving broken pieces - measured temp with meat thermo).
Someone metioned that they heard of a similar issue possible caused by a compound in the glass manufacturer's tinting? Has anyone else experienced this or have any info that could be helpful? My thoughts are that perhaps since the glass is a bit older and exposed to wide temp fluctuations (midwest below zero in winter & 90's-100's summer) that there could be some degredation which weekens the glass & when hot and pressure builds it lets go & shatters...?
#12 of 37 Re: Exploding Glass [cworthin]
Jul 29, 2007 (4:51 am)
I live in Charlotte, NC and in the evening (approx. 10 pm)after locking up car from returing home (all windows up) I realized I need to go back out about 5 minutes later and as I'm heading going out of the house I hear a "pop" sound (with no one else seemingly in the general area. And I discover that my back rear glass on my 1999 (old body)jetta is shattered. I did not notice any signs that it was caused by an outside source. The temperture was not very hot due to it being 10:00 pm and a very comfortable evening.
#13 of 37 interior help!!!!
Jun 07, 2008 (10:41 am)
i have a 2001 beetle sport and my interior is falling apart does any one know where i can go to replace it??? please respond back
#14 of 37 1999 Beetle Ac/Heat Blower Not working
Sep 16, 2008 (10:17 am)
Were you able to get the blower working again? What was the problem?
My daughter has a 1999 we bought new and it now has the same problem.
#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..