Question about 2000 Volkswagen Beetle
Anthony norris12 nightingale drive Weymouth dt35su
Call the manufactor and tell them what you need and they should work with you on that.
Posted on Jan 02, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: VW new Beetle
OK, it sounds like the battery is dead flat, or just dead. First thing to check is the voltage on the battery - if it is 12 to 13v it might just need recharging, but if it is a lot less it could be due for replacement.
You should be able to get it running by getting it jump started using cables from another car. When you get the engine running again check that no interior lights stay on after you close the door, and that no audio systems or other electrical items have been left on.
If the battery is more than three years old, it is probably just worn out, but if it is a lot newer, come back with more info and I will try to help you further.
I take it you have a "real" key to get you inside so you can open the hood / bonnet?
Hope this helps a bit to start with. D.
Posted on Jul 20, 2008
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Posted on Apr 10, 2009
I disagree with honeymokey, but only partly. Most cars are built to accomodate either manual or automatic, and the appropriate version of the transmission gets bolted on at the factory. The fittings are all there for the other kind, though, and the car's computer can accomodate the change as well. That's the whole point of interchangeable parts. In fact, if you read VW fan forums like the TDI Club online, you'll find plenty of folks who've converted their transmissions, though they're usually going in the opposite direction (replacing automatic with manual).
Having said that, this isn't a cheap or simple job. It only makes sense if the old transmission is dead, and needs to be replaced. In other words, it's something you'd do if you were already facing a $4,000 repair bill for a new transmission. Why not spend the money on installing the kind of transmission you really want, if you're going to spend it anyway? If it's just a question of preference, even STRONG preference, you'd have to be a bit nutty to replace a perfectly good transmission. There are plenty of used Beetles around (and Golfs and Jettas, which are exactly the same car with different bodies), so just find one with the transmission you want.
Posted on Oct 10, 2009
If you are sure you have a key off battery drain, what you need to do is connect an ammeter to the negative side of the battery(disconnect the negative battery cable and connect one side of the ammeter to the battery terminal and one side to the and one side to the battery cable) note the reading and start pulling fuses one at a time making sure to put them back in their proper slot when the reading an the ammeter goes down to normal the short will be on the circuit of the fuse you have pulled if any part of these instructions is too difficult have the problem checked by a dealer
Posted on Oct 20, 2009
Most vw dealers will "reset" your thermometer for free. Just take it to them and tell them what heppened... They shouldnt charge you anything for it.
Posted on Feb 25, 2010
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