My name is Veronicca and I am new to this group. Basically I am having
some difficulties and could use some help.
First I think my horn relay is bad. The horn works in alarm mode but I
hear the relay click when I hit the horn button...
Where is the horn relay located in the car? I cant get a manual for my
car cuz they are on back order...
Now the 2nd thing is the radio. Ok I was debugging the gas flapper
cuz it wouldnt open sometimes...turned out to be the switch and I fixed
it. Well I prev to that I was fumbling around in the fuse panel trying
to figuer out if it was a bad fuse with my volt ohm meter and they all
checked out except I puck locked my radio- got a code 1000 ok now me
being someone who is used to convetions- standards and what not had no
idea! SO I called vw who took out my radio gave me the code and
unlocked it for free. Trouble is my radio doesnt shut down when I pull
the key and it shuts down in 1 hour. NOw that to me is a tad anoying
and I would like to put it back to the defaults. BUt how? nothing in
any of the manuals that I have read has any information on this and
thus its been a bug hunt on the net HELP!
Third... Ok this is a big one...
THe fuse ledgen on my vw makes no sence to me. I dont know or
understand what could be the problem but to me it doesnt seem to jive.
I know electronics and I have read a lot of schematics and diagrams and
the panel to me doesnt seem to jive.
Ok so not knowing if I have put some fuses in incorrectly I filled the
missing holes with 15 am fuses...this doesnt hurt anything but I would
like to put it back to its defaults too. any ideas?
Please I could use some help here cuz Im buggin(pun intended)
Also found out from a mechanic friend that these bugs need to run
cuz reg oil clogs up the oil pick up...He told me that a lady brought
her audi in and its engine needed a rebuild after she had been running
reg oil. He said that its very important to switch to synthetic oil
I did so. It cost nearly $60 for my oild change but it will go longer
Last- just changed the passenger side head lamp- low beam...WHat a pain
in the *&^
I went to orieli and to auto zone- neither had the bulb
ok so the 2000 beetle uses the h1 55 and the h1 60 bulbs for hi and low
beem. the 60 is hi beam. Ok they say you dont need tools to change it
out but I would say that is wrong.Getting the unit out was easy once
you figuered it out. Just slide the lever up and push they back of the
assembly out and pull off the back cover.
I had to use a flat blade to lift the tab up a little cuz I have weak
little girl fingers...
basically I sat on the couch and did swap out and it was easy once we
figuered it out.( my girl friend and I ) but you cant touch the bulb
cuz they will fry if you do- cuz of the moisture on the bulb. I wont
explain alot about the dynamics of that- just take my word dont
ok got em in - connected the power wire, slid the houseing back into
the track and moved the lever down and it is locked in place your
pretty easy. NOt conventional though. (but then I have had my battles
with head lights before like the fiero lights not popping up...fixed
those. took a good 2 hours in the garage to do it . I should have
documented that cuz it was really a weird fix. But thanks to Rodney
Dickmans fieros -;parts and headlight motor rebuild kit it was a snap!)
pretty much bugs are weird but I plan to learn more about them...They
guide for the newbeetle I found at autozone was lame. and I am looking
for a more in depth manual...My self I want to be able to pull the
axels if I have to or even change the clutch cuz I used to work on my
cars when I was a teenager so I figuer I can learn to work on
transverse mounted stuff too. MY fiero was sept it was rear engine.
here is a link to photos of my bug
By the way the gas flapper fix cost me about $28 for the switch -
pretty easy to put in too...
thanks for the help guys
All questions about your car can be answered at www.newbeetle.org , a
website specifically for New Bugs.
I do seem to remember that this might be the default setting for
factory radios in modern VWs.
There's also a New Beetle Club in your area:
Virtually all Euro cars are like that and have been for decades. One
is not supposed to touch the glass body of the bulb because one would
leave sweaty, sticky fingerprints on it. Just use a Kleenex :)
Really? Was removing the headlight unit necessary? I think you're just
supposed to take out the bulb, not the entire headlight assembly.
I can recommend the Bentley manual. It's 80 bucks though.
They also have owner's manuals.
Wish I could have helped more, but I'm more familiar with
Golfs/Rabbits, currently driven mad by a Scirocco.
Re "why's that damn light blinking?" né
Are you sure that you don't have a separate horn for the alarm? You could
unplug the relay and jump the proper wires or install another relay, or test
Do you hear the "Door Open" buzzer when you open up the driver's door even
with the key out of the ignition?
I am thinking maybe the ign. switch is defective. Some vehicles have a
recall on this.
Take a picture of the fuse box of another NB and hope that fusebox has not
been tampered with. lol
Or have someone with a like NB take a picture for you. ;-)
Some of the repair manuals (even Bentley) don't seem to indicate what sizes
the fuses are nor does it have a simple diagram of just the fuse box.
So it is the 1.8t engine? Does it take the larger diesel oil filter also?
Bentley is the best, but sometimes the cheaper Haynes etc. will make
interesting reading. ;-)
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