Question about 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
i would think the door is not recognised as being opened.if the interior or door light does not work when the door is opened its probally due to a faulty microswitch in the door lock mechanism,the whole lock mechanism will need to be replaced.
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
I just "serviced my tranny with the assistance from a VW tech. It is indeed a closed system, yes it needs to be serviced and do't let anyone tell you that changing the filter is not necessary. Whatever you do, DON'T, I repeat DO NOT put regular automatic fluid in this tranny!!! You will be buying a new tranny if you do. This tranny take a "special" European fluid that cost about $17 USD a liter. It takes three and one half liters. I would buy five just to "flush" the system.
To start, the engine and tranny must be cold, let it set over night. A lift is almost a must have. remove the tranny skid plat (four bolts) then the tranny pan (four bolts) have a catch pan ready. after allowing the fluid to drip, remove the filter and the O-ring (it will probably stay in place after you remove the filter and is a orange/red color) clean the area with a bit of brake clean. replace filter and pan, not the skid pan yet. remove the drain plug, you should have located it by now. it should take an Allen wrench. On the front of the tranny you will see a refill plug, it has a snap lock, that you will probably break. after removing the lock you can remove the plug. take a length of hose, 5/16th I think, place in the refill hole, run it up to the top of the engine and put a funnel in the tube. I found it easiest to hang the funnel with the tube from a bunge chord attached the underside of the hood. pour in three liters, this will take a little while. Yes, the plug is still out. after you have pour in three liters, start the car. leave it in park or neutral. Allow the car to come up to temperature, you know you have reached this point when the cooling fans have come on twice. Let the fans come on then go off and come on again. now the car should be high enough to see under but low enough to reach your funnel/hose that is still attached. Drain plug still out, car up to temp, height just right, now pour in more fluid. After about another half a liter, you should start to see the fluid dribbling out (into a catch pan). I pour an additional liter through mine to flush it, although this is not mandatory. leave the car running throughout this process. after you have poured at least four liters into the tranny and yes some will leak out, with car still running re-insert and tighten the drain plug. Turn the car off, replace the skid pan, remove the hose, replace the refill plug and lock (you did buy a new one when you bought the filter and oil, right?) if not just zip-tie it in place. Clean up the mess and DRIVE. congratulations, you just serviced you own tranny and saved two hundred bucks!
Posted on May 01, 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
my seat belt/airbag light on...daeler told me I need a new drivers side buckle...approx 370 to repair!!!! light was on before they repaired, recall i guess, then 2 weeks later this happend
Posted on Feb 21, 2010
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