Question about 2001 Volkswagen Beetle
I have a 2001 VW Beetle GLS that I purchased new. It has 167,000 miles and have NEVER had any problems until recently! My mechanic said it has an electrical problem & need to take it to a dealer. The EPC light is on and also a red brake light and it beeps when I'm driving it. It seems to think the emergency brake is on, but it isn't. Sometimes it starts, sometimes it don't. It usually won't start after it has rained. The engine light is also on and sometimes other lights come on and go off. Do you have any idea what this could be? It sounds expensive and I've already spent about $1,000 on it here recently fixing other problems it had. Any info. would be greatly appreciated. THANKS!!!
GET THE CAR ON A CODE READER I SUSPECT A G FORCE SENSOR FAULT BUT YOU NEED A CODE READER FOR A START AND IF IT IS G FORCE SENSOR YOU WILL NEED TO RESET IT WHEN ITS REPLACED
Posted on Oct 10, 2008
That's so crazzzy mann.. I have 2001 also and my EPC light is on and it also doesnt start all the time...Now my break lights are out and they say its electrical... My head light is also out and the dealership charges $60.00 to replace $5.00 a light ....Solution never buy VOLKSWAGONS! They have made these cars to where only the dealerships can fix them and charges these high labor cost!
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Brake light
Usually it means the handbrake is pulled up while you are driving the car. Have you noticed the car just isn't as zippy as it should be, or a hot smell from the rear of the car when exiting, or overly hot brake pads? Those are signs the brake is engaged.
If that is not the case then it could be a malfunction of the indicator. In either case it should be looked into as an engaged emergency brake can turn into a brake or rotor job if it's not addressed.
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
It sounds like your alternator is not charging. You may want to have it tested and replace/rebuild it if necessary. Many times the problem is that the brushes are worn in the alternator and it stops charging correctly. The brushes are usually attached to the voltage regulator and are replaceable if you have the parts and skill. You can also replace the voltage regulator/brush assembly as a unit.
Many parts stores will test your alternator for free.
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Posted on Jun 16, 2009
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