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Volkswagen New Beetle, Electrical, Oil
#1 of 146 Electrical Problems
Apr 19, 2007 (8:38 am)
2001 Beetle. oil light and buzzer go on every time i stop. just had oil changed too. also, cold temp indicator stays on all the time. any ideas?
#2 of 146 Re: Electrical Problems [rickz713]
Apr 19, 2007 (3:40 pm)
Have you checked the oil level using the dipstick ?
#3 of 146 Re: Electrical Problems [jasmith52]
Apr 20, 2007 (4:12 am)
the oil level is fine, i just had it changed
#4 of 146 Re: Electrical Problems [rickz713]
Apr 30, 2007 (1:34 pm)
I have the same problem - does anyone have an explanation?
#5 of 146 Headlamp replacement New Beetle
Apr 13, 2007 (6:55 pm)
#6 of 146 Headlamp replacement New Beetle
Mar 09, 2007 (6:23 am)
I am sure it is in the archives someplace, but I thought I would just ask again. The left headlamp is out on our New Beetle. The manual say to take it to the dealer because special tools are required to replace bulb. What is the trick in replacing the bulb?
#7 of 146 Re: Headlamp replacement New Beetle [ourfirst]
Mar 17, 2007 (4:40 am)
No special tools are required (at least on our 98). Just a lot of patience the first time. You need to flip open the belly clamp, and press the dimple in on the slider, and pull the lever on the slider to move it down. Then the whole headlight assembly pops out. Then it's easy to replace the bulb.
Getting everything back together takes a lot of patience tho. You need to make sure everything lines back up correctly (very tought) pull the lever back up and hook up the clamp again.
Best thing to do, is probably pick-up a Haynes manual at the local auto-parts store. It probably covers it.
And usually, the headlights themselves will probably be out of alignment, so you should check that.
It's not fun... but I have a lot of practice.
Mar 22, 2007 (3:46 pm)
I bought an inexpensive suction cup at Harbor Freight - I think it was $5, that made removing the headlight much easier. Otherwise, it is a simple process once you've seen it done. Google it. There's a well written description on the web... serveral, actually.
Search around and you'll find one with pictures. It's very easy, just don't force that little lever. It moves only a little, and it seems easy to break.
#9 of 146 Anybody had their headlight ass'y replaced?
Apr 13, 2007 (6:55 pm)
My sisters' '04 Turbo Beetle has had both headlights replaced and now needs another one. The gray stuff inside the headlight is cracking. It is a sealant to keep out moisture/dust. Has anyone else had this problem?
Thnx from Texas!
#10 of 146 Re: Electrical Problems [olufsks22]
May 31, 2007 (10:24 am)
I could use help as well. Temp light is on all of the time and now my EPS light came on. Engine light was on, checked code and replaced Mass Flow controller. 1 week later, light is back on withe the same code. This year it has been a money pit.