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An over charging alternator is a problem. However with the ignition "on" only , that is engine off but key on , you would be on battery power. The windows etc should work normally. If not the alternator is not part of your problem(s).


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The process is easy though obscure. Best to get a manual , online or in print form. Try here http://www.bentleypublishers.com/vw/new-beetle/1998-2009/VW-New-Beetle-Service-Manual-98-08.html


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Given the year and model you may have a failing fuel pump. Assuming this is a Gas engine. I would still try positively diagnosing it i.e. monitor fuel pressure with a gauge at idle first. The electrical portion of the ignition switch is a possibility as well. Spend a minute with a scan tool if you can......


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Is this a Diesel or Gas engine? You should check for fault codes and confirm fuel trim with a scan tool first of all........


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It is the Fan Control Module. I believe it is designated J93 in the wiring diagram.


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This car has very basic self diagnostic features. You put a fuse in the open slot on the fuel pump relay to initiate a flash code sequence , like morse code. The results may indicate where to start looking. A basic tutorial is here http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=2&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.autolib.diakom.ru%2FCARS2%2Fpribor%2Fcs1000%2Fmanual%2Fvw_blink.pdf&ei=uaAMSpSRL42Ntgf7-bmBCA&usg=AFQjCNEoaOQyQ-T_K5xG5O7FGZwjzYnoLg&sig2=RkeGRJq6kJbq5f0rDYy8vw As far as where the crank sensor is , follow the wires from the grey connector on the firewall , drivers side. If it won't restart hot you may have residual fuel pressure issues.


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Start by checking the fuses. I believe fuse 7 row B and fuse 3 row C , are involved. There is a diagram inside the access hatch of your fuse box cover. Does everything else work ?


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You really need to retrieve the diagnostic information associated with the check engine light being on. This car uses generic OBD II so you can use a scanner as supplied by most FLAPS (friendly large auto part stores) , such as Kragen , Auto/Zone etc. Some provide this service free. Short of that check for loose/broken hoses , poor wiring connections at the engine and so on. There are several known issues with these cars , so get the fault code(s) retrieved first.......


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A search here http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/tsbs/ reveals this http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/tsb/tsbsummary.cfm?tsbs_id=625715&type=VEHICLE&searchtype=QuickSearch


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P0340 is "Camshaft Position Sensor "A" Circuit (Bank 1 or single sensor)"


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