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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Questions

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I bought a 2003 beetle for my 16 year old daughter to learn to drive on. I know nothing about cars.
I took it to the dealer for a “bumper to bumper” safety inspection. Of course they came back with a list of things that need to be done. So they put that list in order “importance”
The passenger side door does not lock with the remote. We have to push the button down from the inside to lock it. They told be that both door latches need to be replaced. They said the door latch on the drivers side controls lots of other functions. And if we replace that one first. It might fix the passenger side door. Then we wouldn’t need to bother with the passenger side.
I am trying to find out what else does the drivers side latch control? Trying to see if it is nrssasary. They said it controls lots of things and needs to be replaced for $498 plus tax each door?
Thank you. I am a new beetle owner and a mother of a new 16 year old driver. So I want to make sure she is has a safe running car


Top is clearly fastened properly but the alarm still constantly sounds when moving from a standing stop.
When closing soft top the passengers side will start going up to close the drivers side I have to have someone to give it a little help to get it going...
Emissions on a vw 2003 bettle
I'm replacing spark plugs need to know the gap recommended.
Why am i hearing like air pressure is filling up.. or maybe its leaking
Been replaced still leaks same spot what else can b wrong
Been replaced 3 times keeps leaking same spot everytime what can it be
Car was running fine. Made a quick stop when I got back in car won't go over 15mph. ?..
airbag light always on
I bought a new car for the winter cause the bug is not good in the snow it sat and when we went to move it and I was totally blown away it was full of mold I have twins that have lung problems and now can not be in this car I love my car but am pissed that this has happen. I called my insurance company and they wanted to give me 1.75 for my car I told them they were freeken crazy I want this problem resolved and I am now looking to replace all the seats and carpets which I can not afford to do please help
Replaced due to damage to the fan blades on one of the fans. Should I replace the entire cooling fans assembly or only the actual damages parts?
coolant is always full, engine oil is full
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