Question about 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
When you lower your top down make sure it is all the way down before releasing the button. This would cause the buzzer to go off. There is a secondary motor that pulls the top down another 1-2 inches after the top appears to have stopped moving to lock it in place. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 08, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
For general awareness, the outside air temperature sensor is located above the inside mirror.
Try to reset the temperature measurement unit: 1. Switch engine on. 2. Press and hold clock minute (min) and hour (h) buttons simultaneoutly longer than 3 seconds. The display will show new temperature measurement unit.
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
i had this exact same problem on my 2002 New Beetle GLS 2.0L. i tried adjusting coolant/water ratios, i tried changing the thermostat, but finally i accepted the inevitable and had my water pump replaced. the 2.0L Beetles (i am assuming your car is a 2.0L, correct me if i am wrong) have a plastic impeller inside the water pump. these impellers are very prone to cracking and then disintegrating themselves (which was the case with mine). i had it replaced along with my timing belt (the water pump runs off the timing belt) and it only cost me around $400 dollars. i have driven my car almost 10,000 miles since then and have not had a problem with overheating. i hope this helps.
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
I found a thread - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1542461 that details the repair of the soldering on the key lock door module. Our 2000 new beetle had the same issue. Also sometimes it refused to start. Soldering pins fixed it all.
Also see http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1015107 for releasing window from track, And door handle from inner panel.
I ripped the door apart and re-solderd the pins. I only had one pin with cracked solder but two others looked thin so I did them while I was in there. It's about a four or five hour project if you have all the tools. (8mm triple square also called an 8mm internal was the hardest to find - Also needed Torx T8 T10 T15 and T30 plus Philips Screw Driver. )
Project is difficult but not too bad for the mechanically inclined. A 7 on a scale of 10.
Since re-soldering pins - no more issues! My guess is that a VW dealer would get $200 for a new moduel plus 5 hours of service time for this gig - easily a $500 to $1000 bill. My cost - several new tools - about $25.00.
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
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