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#133 of 146 Re: 1999 New Beetle 1.8T GLX [hwp2467]
Mar 18, 2012 (2:48 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 146 Power locks malfunctioning!!
Apr 22, 2012 (6:53 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?
Apr 25, 2012 (10:25 am)
Hi yall...this is my first time here so here goes: Have an 03 Conv Beetle. 4 dys aft i bought her (newsed im the 2nd owner) she tried to stall at a lite. I was just taking off from the lite & it settled down. 2) few dys ltr died at stop lite but restarted right away 3) few dys ltr died in prkng spot at wrk & was dead..NO clock, odometer reading, no hazards, no radio reading NOTHING wouldnt evn click when I tried 2 start it. I left it a couple hrs and retried and BAM it came 2 life. The last time was at home, I left it an hr & it restarted. It seems like the connection is the radio being on. A high pitch whistle starts in the dash (like a stereo amp?) within seconds of it dying too. Ive left it off for about 2 wks & only had 1 quick ding ding warning but saw no warning lites & it quickly corrected itself. Its scarey how fast it quits & is TOTALLY dead. Has any1 else had this or can any1 offer any ideas?? Thanks .
#136 of 146 Retainer headlamp ring on 2003 VW Beetle
Jul 29, 2012 (8:03 am)
Could anyone tell me the best way to remove a retainer ring that was broken by a dealer before I bought the car.
#137 of 146 Re: 1999 New Beetle 1.8T GLX [hwp2467]
Aug 08, 2012 (8:34 pm)
hello, i am having the same issue now, and a few months back with my 2005 beetle, i got stuck on the freeway too =( not fun. anyways my friend is a mechanic and thought it was my alternator also but turns out it was my main fuse a40, located in the fuse box above your battery, hope that helps!
Aug 08, 2012 (8:42 pm)
I have a 2.0L VW beetle with 108k, i keep blowing a #40 fuse (fuse box above battery) this is the 2nd time its happened within the year, before it happens the ABS & battery light flash, my stereo shuts off, i cannot accelerate and my engine sounds funny, anyways i dont know what it could be if i keep blowing the fuses....can anyone help??
#139 of 146 Re: Fan Switch Fire [lostbug]
Aug 19, 2012 (8:53 am)
This happened to my 2000 beetle yesterday. How much to fix it?
#140 of 146 Electrical Problem
Oct 06, 2012 (4:17 pm)
I have a 2000 Beetle it has no headlights, fog lights, wipers, heater motor, turn signals and horn. I checked fuses no bad fuses. Can somebody tell me were to look
#141 of 146 Re: Electrical Problem [fastvw3]
Feb 11, 2013 (5:17 pm)
Have you found anything new out about your car problem? i'm having a similar issue.
#142 of 146 Re: Electrical Problem [cchapoy]
Feb 11, 2013 (5:58 pm)
Nope, Still can not read the guages during the day unless the headlight swtich is turned ON. I also can not play the radio unless the SAFETY RUNNING LIGHTS and most interior lights on. The is NO ACC positition on the ignition Switch. I gave up on VW when the Factory Rep stated the lighting was AS DESIGNED BY VW.