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I just purchased a 2000 VW beetle at an auction, and I have had a problem with the windshield wipers working. I have checked all the fuses and they appear to be fine. The wipers did come on only a couple of times when I first started the car, but when I switched the wipers on and off and to different settings, the wipers would not come back on. Can anyone give me some other solutions? Thanks-Chas

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  • chasirvingma Sep 08, 2009

    What type of test light and multimeter should I purchase? It has been rainy here in Virginia and I am afraid to drive my VW into town to buy a light and multimeter at Advanced Auto.

    I have had problems with my old truck or I would drive that.

    There is a auto shop up the road about 5 miles but I am not sure what they would be able to do to find the problem. The local VW dealership is 40 miles away.

    Any suggestions?

  • chasirvingma Sep 08, 2009

    I just think I realized why so many of the fuses were missing. The car alarm continuously wants to sound off when I start the engine. Can you tell me how I can disconnect the VW alarm system?

  • chasirvingma Sep 08, 2009

    Can someone tell me how to deactivate the alarm system on my 2000 VW Beetle? I only have a spare key and when I try to start the car the alarm goes off. I now have found out why so many of the car fuses were missing. The only way to turn off the alarm is to take a fuse out.
    Can someone help me here?

  • chasirvingma Sep 16, 2009

    What are you talking about? It is so easy for people to a person to be a smartass ONLINE

  • mike loshbough
    mike loshbough May 11, 2010

    You just like giving bad ratings >Should we come out and fix them for you .There was a wiring diagram sorry you cant understand so take it to a shop, for if it is not simple you don't want to hear it.



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Hi , I am writing here regarding your oil pressure problem. I cannot follow you on the original problem, as the thread is locked to a different poster.

To test the pressure sending unit, disconnect the sender, and see if the warning lamp or gauge reading. If warning light stays on with sending unit disconnected, then there is a contact to ground that keeps oil light on.

Oil pressure can also be tested using a gauge in the oil lines, this will tell you if the pump is working.

On Passat and other VW models there is also a factory defect concerning the oil sender. If tha covers also your Beetle, then repair may be covered by VW. The only way to know is calling VW.

Here a discussion on VW oil sender problem.

If this had been helpful, then please do not forget of leaving feedback to my original comment on the other thread (the one on oil light problem), since for some reason I had been locked out, and question had been passed to other experts.

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For me the motor have gone you must change before changing ,make a test to it sometimes these motor do work slowly due to its life time,do not wipe it on dry windshield ,put some soapy liquid on it then wipe as on dry it does not work,Mr hope that help you ,i have experience in that field,do that test

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I just purchased a 2000 - c07b464.jpgHeresthe wiring diagram, hope this would help, you have to check the whole system make sure its all working properly. hope you got a good test light and multimeter

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  • Xander  Kravitz
    Xander Kravitz Sep 08, 2009

    a local radio shack would have a multimeter, oher then that im afraid you need to make the drive. without testing equipment on these cars you are out of luck.

  • Xander  Kravitz
    Xander Kravitz Sep 09, 2009

    did anyone unerstand what the second guy said? because i was lost.

    car hs to br brough to the dealership, needs alarm programed and new keys made and programed to the unit.

    sorry to be the berer of bad news


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