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I have a 1999 VW Beetle and it will ot shift out

I have a 1999 VW Beetle and it will not shift out of third, the check engine light came on and went back off but does not shift..

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A code is stored. you will need to clear the code in order to get it to shift but as soon as the PCM sees the problem again it will have this same issue. You need to get this diagnosed before you end up far from home when this happens again.

Posted on Jun 01, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks! This is the second time it has done this. The first time we had to change the plugs and wire then have the computer reset and the car ran great. I don't know if the fluid is low and if this would cause no shifting or not, I am taking the car to a tranny guy in the morning to see if the fluid it good or not.. I hate how they done the beetle's...Thanks again"

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    Jerry Oct 22, 2010

    Same problem on my 99 Beetle, scan code shows P0725, engine speed input circuit malfunction. Cleared the codes and it started shifting immediately! Obviously will have to deal with whatever caused the trouble code, but at least it shifts now! Thanks!


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Do you have to take it to a place like o'reilys to get the code cleared?

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