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Volkswagen New Beetle, Electrical, Oil
#18 of 144 Re: Headlamp replacement New Beetle [ourfirst]
Jul 17, 2007 (6:32 am)
aaronr21 has the same response but if it's your left headlight IE drivers side it's a real tight fit. there's a "plastic" slider mechanism that looks like the trigger on a rifle. just to the left of this is a waffled button about 3/8" by 3/8" ...you have to push this in and pull up on the trigger.....mind you on the passengers side you can drive another VW in the space and it's more than easy...10 minutes to change out the headlamp....headlamp cost about $9.00 at any Murray's KEY INSTRUCTION don't touch the glass part of the bulb. No tools are needed at all for this entire procedure. AS aaronr21 said though be patient....I broke the drivers side trigger off and I'm the guy asking about how to R&R the battery on a 2004 so I can get the thing fixed....anybody out there???
#19 of 144 Re: 2004 New Beetle battery removal and replacement [alanjack]
Jul 17, 2007 (11:06 am)
For the battery...
make sure that you disconnect the negative (black) lead on the batterty first.
Then when you hook up the car replace the negative (black) terminal last.
Jul 31, 2007 (8:59 am)
question.....my EPC light came on, and in the manual it tells me to take it to a dealer asap, but what does this really mean? and how important is it to get looked at asap? thanks!!
#21 of 144 Re: Signal lights [sugarbear2]
Aug 03, 2007 (11:19 am)
The hazard flasher controls your turn signal flashing. It pops right out of the control panel and should take a VW mechanic 10 minutes to replace. If you paid $85, you got scaaaaaaroooood.
#22 of 144 Re: Signal lights [jrieger]
Aug 03, 2007 (3:05 pm)
Thanks for the info but as I had said before they did tell me that it was the hazard light switch. And just a small note I didn't pay $85 to get "scaaaaarooooood". I had it checked while they were correcting the recall therefore, didn't pay $85.
#23 of 144 Re: Signal Lights not Working Help! [sugarbear2]
Aug 14, 2007 (9:22 pm)
i took my husbands 97 jetta to get the turn signals, hazard lights, horn adn wipers fixed (NONE WORKED AT THIS POINT!!!)and they had to change the turning signal relay switch, about $100 and they were all fixed with that same part...could be it! not sure though......
#24 of 144 Window not working - A/C Cutch Problem - High Temp light
Aug 17, 2007 (12:51 pm)
Ok Guys here we go....
Have a 2000 beetle, this thing has been a nightmare. so far this is whats been going on over the past 3 weeks.
Week 1 - A/C comp only getting 8 volts, so now A/c doesnt work.
Week 2 - Drivers side power window quit working
Week 3 - now the high temp light goes on and off - even when cold???...
This car is driving me nuts, along with my wife harping at me all the time saying "when are you going to fix this". Problem is, I keep trying but cant get anywhere. The 8 volts on the Compressor I think might be a ground issue? The high temp light on/off might be a bad sensing device? and as far as the window not working-I havnt even got to looking at it. This car is starting to make my stomach hurt...
PLEASE HELP ME!!!
#25 of 144 Re: Window not working - A/C Cutch Problem - High Temp light [guns2]
Aug 19, 2007 (12:59 pm)
The air cond. has a module that will control the compressor. It's in the engine area, below the battery.
The heat light is an easy one (I hope). Add some coolant to your coolant bottle. The contacts inside must be covered!
Can't help with the window but hope other info helps.
#26 of 144 Rear hatch sensor
Aug 19, 2007 (1:59 pm)
I'm having a problem with my rear hatch icon staying on. Also, the same day that started, my car quit beeping when I woudl set the alarm. I know it must be a sensor problem but don't know where the rear hatch sensor is located or whether it is something I can repair. I'm out of warranty and I'd rather avoid the service department if at all possible. Can someone provide some insight?
#27 of 144 Reply
Aug 20, 2007 (4:43 am)