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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1999 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

1999 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

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1999 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.

Brakes -- Verified

The rear brakes tend to wear out quickly; rotors may need replacement by the first brake job. Our technicians recommend that the brakes be inspected for wear regularly.

Engine -- Verified

Oil and carbon tend to build up, creating restrictions in the intake manifold. Symptoms will be loss of power (sometimes severe) and poor fuel economy.

1999 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Questions and Answers

Visitor, 1999 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Gloucester City, NJ

This is the first time the radio does not work. I misplaced the manules for the car. It would be helpfull if you could tell me the location of the fuse as it relates to the fuse holder. Thank you f...

George1234, 1999 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Gloucester City, NJ

This is the first time the radio stopped working. What is the location of the fuse in the fuse panel.

Visitor, 1999 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Birdsboro, PA

found a puddle of light wt oil under the car. it is not engine oil. the car has over 200,000 miles on it. what could it be?

psychos, 1999 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Diesel Turbo, Concord, NC

i took the valve cover off and the #1 cylinder exhaust valve lifter is broken it messed up the cam shaft also

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1999 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Reviews

I purchased my 1999 New Beetle used in 05. It has been a wonderful and faithful vehicle. It has approximately 300,000 km on it and still runs and rides well. There has been regular maintenance issues but nothing that has been costly to fix. I find that small issues with the beetle are the most frustrating. I have been having troubles with my turn signals for the past 3-4 years and no one seems to be able to find the problem. Recently the signals will turn on but will not flash and the same with the hazard lights. I have just had the flasher button replaced, since I was told this was the problem, but no luck. The signals will give a flash or two and then just stay lit. As long as the car is housed out of the cold the signals seem to work better than if it sits out in the cold. Not sure there is a connection but since I now live in NE Alberta, Canada, I am beginning to think this could be true. We experience temps of -28 to -44. I keep it plugged in if I need to travel and it never fails to start. It is a wonderful little car and I have never regretted buying it. That being said if anyone can help me out with the turn signal issue I would truly appreciate it.

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