Last post on Sep 30, 2013 at 5:13 PM
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Volkswagen New Beetle, Electrical, Oil
#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.
Feb 26, 2013 (12:38 pm)
My dad bought me a used 2002 beetle last summer and it was working great until a couple of weeks ago. The problem started when I tried starting it and after 2 seconds of being on, it would immediately die out. We thought it was the battery so we took it to Auto zone so they could recharge it and surprisingly enough the car actually turned on. The day after I had classes in the morning so I took my car and drove to my university which is kind of far away from my house and as I was entering the parking lot my car decided to die. My brother came and brought another battery from this truck my dad has and the car worked after that as well. To make the story short, we changed the alternator (it wasn't that, bummer), bought a new battery as well (it wasn't that either) and changed a fuse. The radio wont turn on now and basically the car works but we can only drive it for short distances or else it'll die out. Any ideas on what could be wrong with it?
#144 of 146 2006 Beetle TDI
Mar 03, 2013 (4:26 pm)
I have a Volkswagen Beetle TDI that has an electrical problem. There seems to be something wrong with the lights. The headlights and taillights go out occasionally from hitting a road bump or something. Then I have to get out and whack the light with an open palm a few times and it comes back on, so I think its the connection setup and whacking it reconnects. I imagine there is a lot of people out there replacing their light bulbs all the time because of a problem like this. The problem is when you take it to the dealer sometimes its working again because you have hit another road bump before you got there that reconnected the light. Of course the dealer can not find the problem if its working again, so you are out of luck, and have just drove there for nothing again. I actually just got pulled over for this today, so you can imagine how much fun that is, over and over again. That's what will happen if you own one of these pieces of &^%$, you can expect a long relationship with law enforcement.
#145 of 146 electrical headlight and ac problem
Jul 30, 2013 (7:58 am)
My friend replaced my driver side headlight bulb on my 2004 new beetle turbo. It doesn't work and now my ac compressor doesn't come on, the EPC light, check engine light and the brake light are on and there is a constant beeping noise. Also, he replaced the passenger side one and that seems to be ok. The fuse in the box on the battery tests ok for power. Any ideas? I saw a posting from a couple years ago that sounded very similar and the response was to replace the cable from the battery to the alternator? Or was it the fuse box to the alternator? PLEASE HELP!!!!
#146 of 146 Re: 2006 Beetle TDI [eight8]
Sep 30, 2013 (5:13 pm)
Not sure if you were able to resolve the issue but I just had to have my headlight basket replaced for both headlights. I changed out the bulbs on both of them and they worked but after I went down the road they stopped working. The part is only about $70 each it's the labor that is a killer but if you can change them out yourself that will save you a lot of money.