jennifer North carolina

United States

#141 Jul 21, 2008
maura in Vancouver wrote:
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it is the same as your headlamp, just turn it on and gently pull out and they come on. Took me a few times too.
i tried that in my 2000 vw bug and i cant find the fog light!
mike j

Lacey, WA

#142 Jul 31, 2008
i have a 2000 beetle, having a problem with the power door lock,driver side only, i have to use the key to lock it , when i use the remote, it locks the passenger door but not the driver door and i cant push the button down all the way either manually. But when i use the key it works good and locks. anyone had this issue?
Dan

Maryville, TN

#143 Aug 2, 2008
I'm working on a 2000 VW Beetle 2.o litre. It seems to be flooding out. It will run for a few minutes, then will die out and will not start back up until it has cooled off. Any ideas?

Since: Jul 08

United States

#144 Aug 5, 2008
SCREAM!!!!
We thought we had my 2000 Beetle fixed. It overheated and we replaced plugs near the motor that the water runs thru to cool the motor. If those plugs hadnt melted and released water on the engine it probably would have cracked the head. I am still having problems. We bought this car used and I know the family we bought it from. They said they hadnt had any problems but it hadnt been driven since back in the winter...
Anyway...I got a used air conditioning compressor and got the a/c fixed...I was driving it for the first time in ages and one of the a/c hoses burst... I took it to my mechanic and he said it was just a hose it wasnt the compressor...On my way home from the garage the car overheated again.. it boiled over and I lost alot of fluid.
I could just scream...We have had this car for 2 months and I may have got to drive it a week...
It was a good deal but we have sunk over 1000. in it and its still not fixed.. I have ordered a thermostat and I am hoping this will fix it.
I am not paying 272. for a hose for the a/c.
The other parts were new VW parts. I will either find a used one or not fix it..
I am soo frustrated...What else could it be but the thermostat? The fans are working. We have already replaced the water pump, timing belt and a/c compressor...
I thought about asking for my money back but the loss would be over 1000. My friends say I should just get my money back and forget it.
I dont know what else to do. After replacing the timing belt and water pump it ran good for a few days...then it over heated again.
Any ideas out there...And any good places to find used VW parts online?
mike j

Lacey, WA

#145 Aug 5, 2008
not sure but do you have to bleed the air out of the cooling system ? some cars overheat if you dont do that? no sure but just an idea.
Hoot81 wrote:
SCREAM!!!!
We thought we had my 2000 Beetle fixed. It overheated and we replaced plugs near the motor that the water runs thru to cool the motor. If those plugs hadnt melted and released water on the engine it probably would have cracked the head. I am still having problems. We bought this car used and I know the family we bought it from. They said they hadnt had any problems but it hadnt been driven since back in the winter...
Anyway...I got a used air conditioning compressor and got the a/c fixed...I was driving it for the first time in ages and one of the a/c hoses burst... I took it to my mechanic and he said it was just a hose it wasnt the compressor...On my way home from the garage the car overheated again.. it boiled over and I lost alot of fluid.
I could just scream...We have had this car for 2 months and I may have got to drive it a week...
It was a good deal but we have sunk over 1000. in it and its still not fixed.. I have ordered a thermostat and I am hoping this will fix it.
I am not paying 272. for a hose for the a/c.
The other parts were new VW parts. I will either find a used one or not fix it..
I am soo frustrated...What else could it be but the thermostat? The fans are working. We have already replaced the water pump, timing belt and a/c compressor...
I thought about asking for my money back but the loss would be over 1000. My friends say I should just get my money back and forget it.
I dont know what else to do. After replacing the timing belt and water pump it ran good for a few days...then it over heated again.
Any ideas out there...And any good places to find used VW parts online?
tabatha

Milton, Canada

#146 Aug 10, 2008
Hi everyone,

I am having troubles with my 99 beetle. wipers, cruise, high beams, turn signals. Anything on the 2 shafts. Any clue?
Mark

Atlanta, GA

#147 Aug 19, 2008
Mike wrote:
2000 new vw fan does not blow, fusses ok, what could the problem be. please help, my daughters first car has had it two days.
Same Problem, just started looking into it. Did you find out what the problem was?
Mark

Atlanta, GA

#148 Aug 19, 2008
Jonno wrote:
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Run. I came here looking for answers to the battery draining problem which many people have posted about. I've also had to replace the "emergency" blinker panel that was causing my turnsignals to occasionally stop.
I bought this car in October for my daughter who has driven about 20 miles in it so far - and I've already spent a bunch on the emergency panel and lost wheel caps, not to mention the fact that I have to charge the battery every time she wants to drive it. I've had the battery tested repeatedly and have been assured the battery is fine - something is draining it.
RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN
Charlee

Boca Raton, FL

#149 Sep 5, 2008
2007 vw new beetle. alarm will not stop going of when the car is locked. im thinking it is something with the fuses but the manual does not show a fuse for the alarm system. anybody have any ideas?
Kelly

Commerce, GA

#150 Sep 6, 2008
I just bought a 99 VW Beetle. Everything was working fine when I first got it then the ac started having problems. First it wouldn't blow as cold when the car was stopped as it did when driving now the fans for the ac have quit completely. I checked the fuses & everything is fine there. Where is the relay switch for the blower motor located? Any suggestions?
kit

Georgetown, IL

#151 Sep 17, 2008
Sal wrote:
Have a 2000 VW Beetle & had a host of problems of which the window is the current problem. Hit the switch to lower the window & Halfway it got stuck & made a very strange grinding sound. Won't budge either way. the switch went out in 2004 & they wanted $90 plus for it. Now the window repair is going to cost $389 plus to repair. Anyone else have this problem? Is there a recall repair Available? I recall something to that effect Any help would be appreciated.
Don't pay that! If you're handy, order a regulator kit and do it. Costs about $70.
Ron Dodd

Houston, TX

#152 Oct 9, 2008
Adriana wrote:
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Sal, I have same problem, just got a '03 Beetle with 31K miles on it- a faulty window regulator was the diagnosis- Carmax said this is a common problem. I have looked online and no recalls exist for this but there are tons of sites with owner complaints about it. If you hear of any recalls, keep me posted.
All

My 2003 Beetle convertable passenger side rear window failure.I contacted VW of America and i encluded copy of this web site on customer complants.My complant reference number is 808106126. They had a recall on the front windows but not the rear on the convertables.Please contact them and maybe if enough of us contact them maybe they will rethink this issue and offer warranty. All auto companies can offer a policy adjustment to help with expenses on something that really is a defect issue. Let Unit!
Tim

United States

#153 Oct 12, 2008
New purchased used 2000 Beetle for my daughter in college, the alarm started going off everytime I started the vehicle. Did not know how to turn it off, so tried everything, power locks on and off, key in the door, restarted engine, etc. Then the alarm would go off by it's self. This happened a half a dozen times. Now the alarm does'nt work at all nor do the power door locks or trunk release. Checked all the fuses in the panel on the driver side dash (Ok). Can not for the life of me understand the ID card. The manual says that there is another fuse/relay panel under the dash. But what fuse is for what? Anyone have any idea about the problem and / or have fuse panel IDs? Is ALLDATA online worth the price?
Tim

United States

#154 Oct 12, 2008
Hoot81 wrote:
SCREAM!!!!
We thought we had my 2000 Beetle fixed. It overheated and we replaced plugs near the motor that the water runs thru to cool the motor. If those plugs hadnt melted and released water on the engine it probably would have cracked the head. I am still having problems. We bought this car used and I know the family we bought it from. They said they hadnt had any problems but it hadnt been driven since back in the winter...
Anyway...I got a used air conditioning compressor and got the a/c fixed...I was driving it for the first time in ages and one of the a/c hoses burst... I took it to my mechanic and he said it was just a hose it wasnt the compressor...On my way home from the garage the car overheated again.. it boiled over and I lost alot of fluid.
I could just scream...We have had this car for 2 months and I may have got to drive it a week...
It was a good deal but we have sunk over 1000. in it and its still not fixed.. I have ordered a thermostat and I am hoping this will fix it.
I am not paying 272. for a hose for the a/c.
The other parts were new VW parts. I will either find a used one or not fix it..
I am soo frustrated...What else could it be but the thermostat? The fans are working. We have already replaced the water pump, timing belt and a/c compressor...
I thought about asking for my money back but the loss would be over 1000. My friends say I should just get my money back and forget it.
I dont know what else to do. After replacing the timing belt and water pump it ran good for a few days...then it over heated again.
Any ideas out there...And any good places to find used VW parts online?
Tell me the exact order that the problems and repairs happened.
ie. 1. Ran hot & lost fluids = Water pump, timing belt and plugs
2. A/C compressor replaced = ran for ok weeks
3. Ran hot (on way home from repair) a/c hose blew
and so forth. It might help in figuring out if any of these problems are related!
genell

Huntsville, TN

#155 Oct 21, 2008
my blower motor quit working in my 2000 beetle yesterday. we have checked all the fuses and they are ok. does neone have any suggestions? Please the blower for my car is almost 350.00 and the relays are 120.00. PLEASE HELP!!
Lena

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#156 Nov 20, 2008
I have a 99 VW Beetle and when the weather turns cold the fuel guage goes way past full when I fill up. With the ignition turned off, it only returns part way to the empty position.
I've tried to search for anyone else having this problem but could not find an answer.
Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
Lena

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#157 Nov 20, 2008
myrna wrote:
my check engine keeps coming on on my 00 beettle;they tell me it has to do with some air intake and hoses might be cracked. my biggest concern is that my car burns oil like crazy. it has the 1.8 turbo and i use synthetic oil. my last oil change was at 100,000 and now at 102,250 and I've had to put 5 qrts in to top it off. What's up with that?
This happened to my 99 and it was a small piece (air intake valve, I think) in the engine. It was cracked and when I took it to the mechanic, he replaced it and didn't even charge me.
Also, once when the light came on, I replaced the gas cap and that fixed it.
Hope this helps.
louanne

Shelton, WA

#158 Dec 16, 2008
Heater, wipers, defroster, headlights, and blinkers do not operate, however, the radio, and the parking lights and hazard lights do work we just replaced the fuse box located on top of the batterie but still have no luck. any ideas?
regretfulbugowne r

United States

#159 Dec 30, 2008
I have an experience similar to some I have read. When I start my car the rpms go up to 2,000 and then stay there for aw hile. After that anytime I hit a red light the rpms slowly build from 800 to 2,000 before dropping and starting all over again. Does anyone have any suggestions or experience with this?
And my window will only stay up as I have propped it that way, too cheap to get it repaired.
patrick dortmund

United States

#160 Feb 16, 2009
I have a 2000 vw beetle 1.8 liter turbo with a blow off valve and after market neuspeed airfilter. Check engine light came on after 1 year of driving. Problems include excessive hissing noise. the car jerks sometimes when im flooring it. When i accelleate the automatic traction control light comes on along with the EPC light. More jerking motion and loss of power. Sometimes the traction light blinks at a steady speed and it prevents me from accellarating, acting as if i am burning out? After lights are on car will ovten stall when i put it in nuetral.(5 speed manual transmition). any ideas please on what i can check into? can i somehow remove the auto traction control feature?

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