Question about 2000 Volkswagen Beetle
My Daughter is having trouble getting the car out of park and neutral. I am guessing it has something to do with the brake depress. Is there a swith or sensor and what is it called? Thank You so much for any help. A concerned Dad
I had the same problem last year. Remove the cover just above the brake pedle, tune the switch about half turn, unplug the connector and it is out. Replace it with a new one.
It costed me around $25 for a new switch from the dealer.
Posted on Nov 02, 2008
Yeah there's a switch, and it's probably bad. It's there to keep daddy's little girl from blowing up the transmission while doing a movie style 180....okay maybe not that extreme but it does save you from making the transmission trying to instantly reverse direction mid-rotation, which makes things go "kerplunk" in the car and then words that are four letters long come out your mouth.
If it isn't that (and I would really reccomend taking it into a professional tech to check) then it might be that your car's reading engine idle too high, another nifty little safety feature on new cars to keep teens from doing what we always did - peel out. Thereby reducing costly repairs of the transmission, replacement of tires, and tickets.
Posted on Oct 21, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 04, 2016 | Ford Cars & Trucks
Oct 28, 2013 | Cars & Trucks
Feb 09, 2011 | 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue
Sep 11, 2009 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle
May 30, 2009 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle
May 11, 2009 | 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Dec 28, 2008 | 2000 Daewoo Leganza
99 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!