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Check Engine & Airbag lights both have been on quite awhile (15K miles) although it hasn't seemed to effect performance or MPGs. Took it for bi-annual smog check and although it PASSED the "emission" test it FAILED the "visual" insp due to "Check Engine" indicator light being on. Took to VW Tech who wasn't able to access/read codes from OBDII monitor because of "Link" error and "Proprietary Information" issue???
Wondering if anyone else has ever experienced this?
Ultimately, was told I'd have to take it to dealer to get diagnosis/repair. Read previous posts relating to check engine light issues and should mention I DO NOT have an aftermarket stereo or electrical components of any kind installed. Car is the same as when it was delivered new to dealership.
Prior to the above events, I had its very first diagnostic eval done on 'check engine' light soon after I first noticed it (during a regular servicing). At THAT time, the Tech was able to obtain OBDII codes, however was reading more than one code, so he reset the light and wanted me to drive it until the 'check engine' light reappeared. Said he could re-check for codes then, and would likely narrow it down to just one. Sure enough, not too long after, the light reappeared and at the time I wasn't able to get it back over to the Tech to re-check. I'm not sure what could have happened between the first check and the second, but I'm hoping someone out there can suggest what I should do next? Take it to dealer? Not looking forward to spending that kind of money during the holidays. Still, I have to get it to pass smog for DMV registration by the end of the month. :( Please help!
I feel like I'm running in circles... it's terribly exhausting. :/
oil pan plug is stripped and a temporary plug put in. Do i need a new oil pan, and/or can i get a new plug drilled as some suggest? Estimated costs?
how much does it cost to replace timming belt and water pump? how much does it cost just to replace the water pump alone? with 70k miles on car should I do both. thanks
car doesn't have any power, and dealer does not know what problem is. Could it be injector pump, cause fuel filter was replaced, or could it be the throttle sensor?
Took it to the dealer had timing belt replaced and it wants to go even when stopped. Seems like it is idling way too high? Any thoughts?
My beetle rattles at about 2900 rpm around the intake you can hear it from the inside around the dashboard check engine light is on and loss of power
with the convertable top up, the drivers side power window does not drop down, as before, when opening the door. Is there a sensor some where?
where is the resister located
engine light on voltswagon all the time how to repair
how to replace heater blower motor?
my car has 82000 miles what is the required maintenance?
What and where is the secondary air pump? I am told that my secondary air pump mounts are cracked and falling.
How do I change the bulb behind the heater controls?
I actually have a 1971 beetle i am looking to restore. I was wondering how much the following would cost
- side view windows
- relay for indicator
- light inside te car... thank you
My vw beetle has a rattling noise that sounds like a lawn mower.it happens when the car is hot,the oil pressure light flashes and then goes away,the longer the car runs the louder the noise gets,only when its at idle,when i accelerate it goes away, help!its manual btw
My mechanic says my check engine light is on due to a failure in the air intake secondary system. It will cost $740.59 if it is not on warranty. Is this a reasonable price?
Minor fender bender caused the air bag to deploy. Is it possibel to replace the air bag and what will be the cost of the repair?
old brake light sticks tail lights come on at all different times of day
I have a 2001 VW Beetle. Just recently sometimes when you go to start the car it doesn't start. Wait of few minutes or so and the car starts. When it won't start and you try it really gives a rumbling sound while trying to start but wont. This problem occurs randomly. First thing in the morning or after you have been driving it for awhile. Battery and alternator has been checked and all given a thumbs up.
The engine light came on, I had AutoZone do a diagnostic test and the code came back P0420. Which sensor bank usually needs to be replaced - Bank 1 or Bank 2 for this year car. Thanks
change trmostat and cooling fans
my emmission light came on and stays on I replaced the cadiltityic converter a few years ago when thelight came on, think it is that again
the heat and air blower motor is not working
I looked under the hood uder the windshield. There is no place for it there.
need to change spark plugs where are they
My 2000 VW Beetle needs help. Inside the cabin it smells like mable syrup. It does not have an oder outside the car. The temp light is blinking red. It does not blink red all the time. Only for maybe a minute at a time. Most often it comes on within about five min of running the car. Then every so often while driving. What could it be and what am I looking at for the cost of repairs.
My turn signal rarely works. When it does it flashes once or twice and then it stops. I've tried contact spray which helped a little, but the turn signals still don't work right.
We own a 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible. My husband put all the windows down. But when he put them back up, the rear passenger window will not go all the way up. About 2/3 of it goes up. How do we fix it?
My battery is draining. The door lights remain on for an extended period of time. Also when I insert the key I get an annoying ding, ding for about a minute. Also when I turn the headlights on this happens also but faster for about a minute. Can i remove the fuse for the door lights and what fuse would it be? Thanks for your help
What can I do to start a 2001 VW Beetle Diesel with low fuel? Engine will not start. Does it need to be primed and how do you do that without going to a shop?