Question about 2000 Volkswagen Beetle
I am trying to change the battery on my wifes Beetle and can not get the old one out. Could you tell me how to remove the old one please.
Regarding the radio problem, there are a few things that have to be reset after disconnecting the battery, according to the manual. The following is supposed to happen:
Left button hour, right is minute. Straightforward.
To go from 12h to 24h mode, switch off the engine, and hold both buttons down together for at least 3 seconds.
(to change from Farenheit to Celcius display,switch ON the engine, and hold both buttons down together for at least 3 seconds).
Follow this procedure:
First, the electrical systems are so unreliable on these bugs, that I have had SAFE appear on the display a few times, only to have the radio start right up when I reconnect the battery terminals. It's not supposed to do so. I've also had the car keep running when the key's pulled out of the ignition, so....
The most important thing you need is the code number. The code number and serial number of your radio are provided to the original owner of the vehicle. Typically, they are given a "radio card" as part of the literature that comes with the owner's manual, and there are sticker's attached to that card which give the security code. In my case, the dealer handed me a flimsy half sheet of notepaper which I then stuffed into the pocket of the owner's manual, so clearly, the standardized method can vary.
If you don't have the code number, I suggest you doing some internet searches for how to thwart the safety code -- someone must have figured it out. There might be something they can do at a dealer, too (perhaps they can reset the number in the computer).
If you have your owner's manual, look through it really carefully, it's probably written down somewhere on some piece of paper, or on one of the chapters or something.
Here is the procedure:
Posted on Sep 20, 2008
We just replaced our battery in 2000 vw beetle. I had had to remove top cover of the battery, remove entire air filter box and then there are two bolts that attach to the cover that goes onto the battery - on back side of battery where you removed the air box filter. Remove these two bolts and you should be able to remove the battery but you have to remove it by pulling it towards the back of the car.
You put this question in on July 17 - Hoping you have figured it out by now? Curious to know though - did you have a problem with your radio after you changed the battery??? please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. We cannot get our radio to come back on.
Posted on Aug 08, 2008
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