I was driving my 98 vw beetle, parked, when I came out to start it up, I had no power! No lights, no radio, no engine lights, nothing. Like a main power supply went. I checked all fuses and they look good. I think it's a relay or a large fuse I can't find
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I WOULD SAY THAT IF ITS A 1,4 ENGINE THE HEAD IS WORN IN THE CAMSHAFTS BEARING ,BUT IF THE SENSORS ARENT VW ORG THEN TRY ORG SENSORS , HAVE HAD VW THAT WILL NOT TAKE AN NON VW SENSOR FOR THE OILPRESSURE CHECKING .
start by putting trans in nutral (with e brake on) than turn the key just short of turning on the ing press the brake andyou will need to grabe the shifter with the right hand and the key with the left hand now turn key just enough to move shifter slightly out of nutral right between nutral and drive it might a couple of trys but you will get it.
when you try starting the car look at the gauge cluster, you will most likely see a small emblem light up that has a picture of a key in it. that is the immobilizer light and the problem is it doesn't recognize the key as it's own so it won't start thinking it is being stolen. try all the keys you have if none of them will work and all set that light off it will have to be towed into your local dealer to have it all recoded.
You can try to google "Mouse Meat Inc". The owner, Earl, he knows everything about VW. You can try to give him a call or contact with him, he will tell you how to solve your problems. I had him fix my car before and ever since then my beetle is problem free. He's the one you want to talk to, he's way better than any dealers. He's located in Tacoma, WA, if it's not anywhere near you, he can even try to hook you up with someone he knows that's close to your location. Definetely give him a call!
Make sure the battery terminals are secure. Other than that I would guess there is an electrcal fault on the vehicle. I am not familiar with the beetle but think if I were driving your vehicle I would make sure all electrical connections were as they should be.
Don't know if this has anything to do with your problem, but it could be worth a try. My 2001 turbo had a similar problem when it was low on oil. The oil light never came on, but it was low enough to cause it to stall. Seems there has to be enough oil circulating on the camshaft (I think they told me the camshaft, now it has been so long that I am not positive). Either way, a quart and a half of oil solved my stalling problem. And the problem got bad enough before I had it towed to the VW shop that it wouldn't start, very much like it had a dead battery or an electrical (starter/ignition) problem, but i still had plenty of power for horn, lights, radio, etc.