2003 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Problems

Power Window May Fail Due to Window Regulator

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

Flasher Relay Failure Can Cause Erratic Turn Signal Operation

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

One or Both Head Lights May Not Work

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.

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Questions

Thunk sound when gas pedal depressed or ac turned on. (1 answer)

EGR is clean, intake manifold cleaned, N18 has good vacuum, check valve replaced,

the problem, when pressing the gas pedal in park, and in idle or when in drive and idling when gas pedal pressed for a moment there is like a thunk sound. Same when the a/c button is pushed down to turn on the ...

P0303,#3 cylinder misfire. any ideas? (1 answer)

239,000 miles, had new cylinder head, rod brgs, pistons, rings replaced. due to broken exhaust valve. have replaced timing belt every 100k as suggested.

Car tries to start and belches black smoke. I changed the fuel filter and pump. (2 answers)

Just turns over and tries to start but won't.

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