Question about 2001 Volkswagen Beetle
The blue light coming on when you start the car is completely normal. You probably need to replace your water pump. VW recommends you replace it at 80,000 miles but it's different for every car. Some give out at just 20,000 miles. Oh, and if you do replace it, you need to replace it with a water pump with a metal impeller as the plastic ones are prone to breaking and leaking. And get your timing belt done at the same time. :)
I can't find the original link for the kit I purchased, but this is essentially the same. I recommed either doing it yourself or find a trusted mechanic in your area that doesn't run away at the sight of a new beetle. It'll save loads of cash. The dealership WILL rip you off.
This may not be the problem, but it's something that needs to be done anyway.
Posted on May 03, 2009
Mine comes on its blue then it shuts off when the car warms up i asked a VW mechanic he said this is NORMAL. it will light up until the car warms up. I also have no manual. TXWALKER
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
Thats the car telling you that it is not warm goes off when the engine warms up
Posted on Oct 30, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2000 VW Beetle over-heats
need a bit more info really are you having to top up the header tank everyother day ? if its boiling over you could have a faulty water pump,the newer type water pump has a metal impeller on it and the older type have a plastic one and these do break up and give overheat problems i have changed looooooooooots of them...
Posted on Oct 18, 2008
most likely if you look under the 2 front seats and inspect the wires that come from the belt you'll find a broken wire. just repair broken wire and you'll be back in business.
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
Depending on your carb, distributor and transmission, you have from zero to two vacuum hoses.
If you have an Autostick transmission, there's a vacuum hose running from a port in the intake manifold to the control valve on the left side wall of the engine bay. (Hint: if you've got a car that came with Autostick and that someone's converted to manual transmission, the bracket for the control valve is the perfect place for your coil.) Most people don't have this transmission even if their car came with it--it's only a three-speed and it's hard to find parts for it, so most of those cars have been converted to manual transmission.
The other hose you might have is for your distributor. The port is on the left side of the carb, and a hose runs between it and the metal vacuum advance can on the side of the distributor. If you have a 009 distributor or an aftermarket distributor like an MSD you don't have the vacuum advance can; if you have an aftermarket carb like a Weber you don't have the port. Therefore...you probably don't have any vacuum lines on your engine.
if only one vacuum line then? the vacuum line goes from the vacuum advance on the side of the dizzy, to the carburettor, just around the throttle linkage if i recall. hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
The plastic ignition switch is held in with a philips screw. You will need to remove the ignition lock cylinder to get to it. A easy way to check is to unplug the wires going into the back of the lock housing and plug in the new switch, without removing anything.
Posted on Sep 08, 2009
Malfunction indicator light it is the symbol of your engine with a line of suffering and the word "CHECK" -- this could be something minor like needing a spark plug to be replaced (common problem) or to something more serious like engine electrical work needed. a flashing engine light is the more serious so you are not to worry.
keep this handy: http://www.newbeetle.org/forums/2-0-liter-gas/39141-where-can-i-find-warning-light-diagram.html
Posted on Nov 07, 2009
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