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Air conditioning I am looking to buy a used beetle with 80,000 miles. The air conditioning does not work. What is an estimate about to fix it?

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Hi, There is the relay panel which is located in the dash board, driver's side, just above the pedals. You would need to use a Torx Driver No.20 to open the panel above the pedals. To download relay layout diagram:, Fuse Layout Diagram: Good Luck! Yusuf

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I would estimate it at around 400 dollars if the problem is a bad compressor or around 150 dollars if all you need is replacement of dryer, O-rings and a recharge. please rate this solution

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