Question about 2000 Volkswagen Beetle
I have a '99 Beetle. I've been having little problems lately, as expected with a 10 year old car, however within the last month a big one has come up. My heater is not working. The air never gets hot, it will get warm if i turn off the AC button and keep the recirculation on, with the knob turned all the way on hot. But this takes at least 20 minutes of driving to get warm. My best guess would be a stuck thermostat? Any ideas?
Also, not sure if this would play any factor, but the temperature light blinks blue (electrical problem according to the manual) sometimes. I know this used to happen if I wouldn't let it warm up enough and drove too hard, but I've made sure this isn't the reason.
First off need to know if it is a 2.0 or 1.8T engine. Most likely you have a 2.0L engine. The coolant light on the dash will stay blue untill the temp reaches a set temp by ECM, then goes out. Since the Beetles do not have a temp gauge you dont know what the actual temperature is. I replace thermostats on these all the time for this problem on these cars. To test this, start car and let run at idle and set heater fan on low. Let run untill you feel warm to hot air coming out the vents. Once its as warm as it is going to get, go drive the car at a steady cruise and see if the temp drops. If so then you need a thermostat replacement. I only use OE VW thermostats 050121113C. Hope that helps you out. Kevin
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
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:
Aug 22, 2016 | 2001 Oldsmobile Alero
Jan 18, 2015 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle
Dec 21, 2012 | Cars & Trucks
Jun 02, 2012 | 1999 Volkswagen Beetle
May 21, 2012 | Cars & Trucks
May 10, 2012 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Sep 02, 2011 | Nissan Altima Cars & Trucks
Dec 07, 2009 | Nissan Xterra Cars & Trucks
Nov 18, 2009 | 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue
Oct 16, 2008 | 2001 Volkswagen Beetle
Mar 03, 2017 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle
417 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!