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2001 New Beetle A/C fan noise

Noise sounds like low rumble on low speed, and gets higher pitched with higher fan speed. The recirc button actually makes the noise lower in pitch, even though the air blows harder. Air conditioning works well, just a noisy fan. The noise is coming from just in front of the passenger side, and under the dash. I can't hear the noise at all under the hood.

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I think it is the cabin/ pollen filter. The noise is louder on normal AC operation cos thats when the air is being pulled in through the filter and the sound decreases with recirculate because the filter only functions for outside air.
Need to use a credit card or similar to seperate and move the upper dash centre piece towards windscreen, it clips off. Then open the 3 x torx screws and lift the dash on the passenger side. then remove the plastic cover (oddly shaped) it has about 7 screws, then twist and remove, it requires some real effort, then pollen filter is visible. replace filter and voila! it would make your AC perform like a new car again!!
Hope it helps, Yusuf Johannesburg-South Africa yusuf.ginnah@poynting.co.za

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Check the fan assembly probably located behind your glovebox. The fan could be off-center.

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