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2000 New 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

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  • Scotny7 Oct 21, 2008

    Thank You, I did find this out and you were correct thank You again

  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    I had the same problem last year. Remove the cover above th brake and U will see a samll switch. Turn 1/2 turn, and unplug the electrical scoket. Replace it with a new out and you are done.

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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.

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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.

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