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2000 Volkswagen... | Answered on May 12, 2020

Quite complicated try you tube they have a lot of how to videos good luck

2000 Volkswagen... | Answered on Sep 10, 2019

You have an electronic immobilizer key recognition problem. Your key chip is not recognized by the transponder antenna fitted on the ignition switch barrel. Do you have this warning symbol lightning on the dashboard?


This warning lamp indicates that the engine is locked by the immobilizer system, and the engine start sequence must be repeat again.

From year 1995 in Audi-VW (VAG) cars is used engine immobilizer. The VAG group immobilizer system consists of an immobilizer ECU which controls the recognition of keys and the Engine Management ECU system. Immobilizer is activated when the ignition key is removed and, together with the engine control unit, largely prevents unauthorized starting of the engine. The system uses a transmitter and receiver unit in the ignition key (transponder). Whenever an attempt is made to start the engine, it transmits a new code to the car's electronics. The immobilizing is only cancelled and car motor electronic receives permission to start engine if the key sends a right authorization code.

Use another ignition key that you have, and start the engine.

You will need to programm all ignition keys using suitable diagnostic equipment (VAS, VAG-Com) connected to the data link connector of the car.

2000 Volkswagen... | Answered on Aug 29, 2019

See if your dome lights work when opening the door. Usually a door latch.

2000 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jun 03, 2019

Do you have power loss? if Yes timing problem. However you have to check the crankshaft sensor since u get that msg. However quick test could be HOT/COLD check the RPM while u turn key and see if there is difference in RPM shown on ur dash

2000 Volkswagen... | Answered on May 16, 2019

you found the right place right time buddy.. i know a lot of websites for repairs and manuals that can really help u..

2000 Volkswagen... | Answered on Feb 05, 2019

I was just reading the owners manual for my 2000 beetle and it says the diesel fuel has a problem with the wax separating from it below 40 degrees. Put the car in a warm garage and it will start.

2000 Volkswagen... | Answered on Nov 21, 2018

no the gas tank has nothing to do with it ..first thing is that the two rear fenders and rear bumper cover are bolted together and must be removed as a unit. First thing remove the inner fenders on both of the rear tires then look up and remove the T30 torq bolts and 10mm nuts on bottom the brake light housings must be removed from inside of the trunk there are 2 covers in the corners pop them out and ther will be a plastic knob remove taking care not to drop them then pop out lights with a small flat tip screwdriver unplug lights then take loose the gas door screw and remove clip holding the latch then pull out latch taking care to not break it. then remove all the screws on the outside under the rear deck lid T30 torq .gently pull on fenders and pull off the rear fender/bumper cover assembly taking care to not pull out oo far then take off 8mm nuts from heat shield on left backup lamp and unplug lights ..there u go the all u have to do is unblot the fenders and ur good to go

2000 Volkswagen... | Answered on Nov 03, 2018

did you squeal your tires? that might be the anti slip light

2000 Volkswagen... | Answered on Oct 23, 2018

only the service and repair manual will help you to locate and replace the relay with diagram and to get the manual go to the given link http://toolsnyou.com/

2000 Volkswagen... | Answered on May 04, 2018


Try disconnecting your MAF sensor and then start the car...If it keeps running, then your MAF is bad and needs to be replaced. By unplugging the MAF the engine's computer will default to a preset value and keep the engine running. Also check this next one I found on the internet....go to Google and type in your problem and vehicle info...you'll fins alot of info. Good luck !This problem haunted my beetle forever. Everyone and his brother had a recommendation. I changed the fuel pump, filters, fuel pressure regulator, the MAF sensor, engine speed sensor, replaced the factory airbox with a K&N, kept stalling. Turns out the problem was something that not a single mechanic thought of, and that no diagnostic tool hooked up to your computer would find: sludge in the gas tank. Over time, the lining in the gas tank wears, creating a sludge. This is usually not a problem until you run below a certain level. For me, this is when the gas gauge goes below half. The solution would be to have the entire fuel system cleaned, which I did, but you have to get the tank pumped and cleaned too. Otherwise, the sludge remains. The temporary fix is to never let it go below half. I hope that helps!

2000 Volkswagen... | Answered on Mar 02, 2018

Is your vehicle still under the Emission warranty?? I believe it is 7yr/70,000 miles

2000 Volkswagen... | Answered on Feb 26, 2018


Does you engine temp gauge register normal operating temp when the engine has ran for 10- 15 minutes? If so, your problem could be your heater control valve. If your engine temp is cold, then your problem is most likely your thermostat. Pls advise further what is going on.


2000 Volkswagen... | Answered on Feb 24, 2018

If they scanned it and it showed a sensor then repair may be your only option.
Did a little reading and the VW has a reset sequence when the top doesn't work.
Give this a try. You've got nothing to lose.

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2000 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 13, 2018

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