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#125 of 144 cd player problem
Nov 25, 2011 (5:13 pm)
the cd player in my sister's '04 beetle turbo won't take cd's anymore. it seems the mechanism that takes the cd's in is busted i guess. if you push it all the way in it'll work, but not by itself. any ideas? will i need to replace it completely?
#126 of 144 turn signal problem
Nov 25, 2011 (5:15 pm)
the turn signal on the 04 beetle turbo does the blinks twice as fast as normal thing. we first had the bulb replaced. didn't do anything. we had the area cleaned thinking it was a "bad connection" at our local vw dealer, and that worked for a while. but now it's back to being on the frits, i'm stumped.
#127 of 144 Re: comfort system control module [mrmacbv]
Jan 10, 2012 (9:20 pm)
Did you sort this problem as the same thing has happened to my 2006 model (apart from rear hatch which has alwas beend dodgy) I have it booked in to the garage tomorrow but they couldn't find the fault last time...I'm hoping you can help
#128 of 144 2012 Beetle Dash Lights
Feb 10, 2012 (1:08 pm)
They do not come one unless headlight sw is on.
Well letís say when I first start the car for a trip and the sun is not out I remember to turn on the Headlights then I stop for gas.
It beeps at me to turn off the lights. The Sun is out. I continue on my trip with Headlights OFF since w/sunlight I can read the dash.
Then a cloud blocks the sun, I drive past a MT or hill and the car is now in the shade. I can not read the Speedo. A sign appears 25MPH. and Iím actually going 70MHP. Do I quickly take hand off wheel, fumble switch, take eyes off the road to turn on the headlights? Do I jam on the Brakes and get rear ended. Do I guess my speed is safe and end up in the ditch or in a HEAD ON COLLISION?
#129 of 144 Re: 2012 Beetle Dash Lights [roguecowboy]
by pf_flyer HOST
Feb 11, 2012 (8:39 am)
If the speed limit sign says 25 and OOPS, you're going 70 because a cloud went in front of the sun, I'm thinking that the dashboard lights and how they work isn't really the issue.
#130 of 144 Re: 2012 Beetle Dash Lights [pf_flyer]
Feb 11, 2012 (12:26 pm)
70MPH and 25MPH is a hypothetical. I can see several scenerios where not being able to read the Speedo could result in a disaster.
#131 of 144 vw beetle unhappy car
Feb 22, 2012 (8:31 pm)
2008 New beetle- at 52,000 miles the car started developing all system failure. 1st a/c went out, 2nd windows started moving themselves and not reliably coming backup. So I was paying a car payment and riding with windows up with no ac. Next EPC, brake and airbag dash all light up and an alarm bings relentlessly. Oh yea, and the cooling fan not working so car overheats if it idles. I had no trust in dealership because of previous issue and run around with transmission( 3 techs denied feeling an obvious rough shift), and vw wiring diagrams are not available for other mechanics, so I take the car to the dealership to trade for any reliable car-not a vw. They offered me $8,500 on a car with a $14,000 loan. So if you think about buying a used beetle, know how little their manufacturers value them. They tried to sell me a jetta promising me the wiring harness issues have now been resolved while offering nothing to help me with my wiring harness problem. I traded it in to toyota dealership and now have the most basic corolla. I got $8000 because it is an auction car according to appraisal.
#132 of 144 1999 New Beetle 1.8T GLX
Mar 18, 2012 (10:08 am)
I purchased a 1999 Beetle 1.8T 2 DAYS AGO! All was well for 48 hours. As I'm getting on the highway the "battery" warning light came, the headlights started to dim, and every warning light there is started coming on one at a time. Eventually the engine died and I'm stuck on the side of a busy highway. Had the car towed back home. This morning the car attempts to turn over but the battery just doesn't have enough juice left. Should I invest in a new battery (I realize I'll probably have to replace it anyway) or is it more serious? A mechanic friend of mine says it sounds like the alternator. Any suggestions? I must say my first experience with VW has not been a good one.
#133 of 144 Re: 1999 New Beetle 1.8T GLX [hwp2467]
Mar 18, 2012 (3:48 pm)
This sounds like it could be the battery or alternator. Sounds like you had it towed to your home. I would try to jump start this with jumper cables and another car (friend, relative) or if you are a member of AAA, call them. They will come and give you a jump, and they also carry replacement batteries (you need to tell them that you may need a battery when you call). If the alternator goes out, usually the light will come on in the dash, but the car will run until the battery is out of juice. Any reputable service facility (AAA, Pep Boys, AutoZone, Sears, Goodyear, Firestone, your favorite mechanic) will do a complete electrical diagnostics check and let you know exactly what is wrong. No way to tell by guessing.
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#134 of 144 Power locks malfunctioning!!
Apr 22, 2012 (7:53 pm)
I have a 2001 Beetle GLS TDI and the doors will lock by themselves when the car is off. Sometimes it does it right after the door closes and other times it may be 5-10 minutes later. Anybody have an idea?