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The Heater Cord

Hey i have a problem with my 2002 beetle... i am trying to change the heater cord, but i dont know how,....does anyone know where i can find instructional pictures ?

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Heater "core", by some chance? Try a Haynes or similar manual on follow it spot on to get this changed. I'm going to assume that you have a leak around that area....accordianman

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