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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
it is the vss (vehicle speed sensor). i had the same problem, cost £35 for sensor and clip. its behind the gearbox. very awkward job but can be done yourself. the hardest part is getting the pin out, you need a very good pair of molegrips and a lot of patience.
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
I would take a blind guess and sat the speedo sensor has an issue. 99' beetle should have an 01M auto, and the speed sensor is also the dipstick for the final differental drive. search around this area of the trans for the cable and snoop around. loose at the trans ? bad connection somewhere??
Posted on Dec 09, 2009
The Vehicle Speed Sensor located on the Transmission is malfunctioning or the connection is malfunctioning.
It is very easily removed and replaced.
The Vehicle Speed Sensor sends vital information for the Transmission to properly Shift. Because yours is malfunctioning, this lack of information is causing shifting problems.
I do not know if you have a Mechanical or Electrical (Gauges or Digital) Instrument Display. I also do not know if you have a 17 or 19 bolt transmission pan, nor what type of transmission you have (AX4N or AX4S) Nor if you have a Speedometer Cable (Mechanical Instrument will have Gauges=Cable).
The best thing to do is to check the connections of the Vehicle Speed Sensor. Unplug and check both sides of the connection for corrosion/oxidation. You can also take this sensor out of the transmission and clean the interior end; reinstall and recheck operation.
If this does not fix the problem, then remove and replace this snsor.
Take the Sensor with you to the auto parts store to compare the part you receive. You should know what tansmission you have and the number of bolts on the transmission pan, and whether you have an Electronic (Digital) Instrument Panel or Mechanical (Gauges) Instrument Panel on your dash.
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Posted on Feb 17, 2010
Probably the vehicle speed sensor that controls the speedometer is malfunctiong and needs to be replaced. Have it checked first.
Posted on Apr 19, 2010
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