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A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle
Although it may be one of the most recognizable cars on the road, thanks to its unique design, perhaps you’ve never considered owning a Volkswagen Beetle before. There are a number of reasons...

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Strong smell in the car - 2003 Volkswagen Beetle
Hello. To get rid of a smell I would try to pinpoint where it's coming from and focus on cleaning or deodorizing that area. If the smell is coming from the outside then washing the vehicle a few times will...
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My heat and AC do not work - 2003 Volkswagen Beetle
It sounds like the blend door may be stuck. The blend door is usually controlled by a cable or an actuator. If the switch itself seems to be hard to turn, it is likely cable driven and experiencing a restriction....
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car over heated
You will need to inspect your radiator to make sure it's not leaking from there and then inspect the hoses. You could have something as small as a bad thermostat or something as big as a bad water pump. I...
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Hard to start car, it seems flooded. Fires right up by using starting fluid.
The fact that you need to use starting fluid suggests you have a fuel delivery problem. Without knowing the year of your VW Beetle, this may tough to diagnose due to the fact that the earlier Beetles were carbureted models...
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Shifting issue
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Brake booster heat issue.
Hello and thank you for your question. There could be an issue with the proportioning valve or ABS module. I suggest flushing out all of the brake fluid and bleeding all ports on the brake system. When replacing all of...
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Brake booster heat questions again...
Hi and thanks for your question. The brake booster is vacuum operated and only aids in the stopping force to the driver's foot pedal. If vacuum pressure drops, then the foot pedal feels very firm, just like stepping on the...
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Do I really need to use high octane fuel or can I use mid grade (occasionally)?
If your vehicle is required to use high octane fuel, then using anything else can cause damage to the pistons and valves in the engine. When you say you cannot hear any pinging when you are using mid grade fuels...
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Why after getting off the expressway, does my Beatle hesitate and then rockets.
Hi there. Under hood temperatures can affect component operation. The hesitation and sudden acceleration (engine warm) could be, a faulty TPS (throttle position sensor) slow to provide a signal to the ECM (engine control module), a faulty MAF (mass airflow)...
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The convertible top stopped working suddenly.
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2006 Volkswagen Beetle convertible top to not function. It is great that you have performed the reset procedure already as that is typically the first step in diagnosis. In most cases when...
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What does ECP and ECM mean and is it bad?
Hello. I suspect you mean EPC (not ECP), which stands for electronic pedal control or electronic "gas pedal linkage". There is no longer a physical cable, wire or lever between the gas pedal, and the throttle body on the engine...
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Hesitate on hard acceleration - 2002 Volkswagen Beetle
Hi there. Check for exhaust restriction and related to that condition of the oxygen sensors (bad sensors can cause catalytic converter plugging). Another possibility is fuel starvation so the output of the fuel pump has to be tested (pressure...
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Battery dies when car parked
Hi there. Your vehicle battery becomes weak, may just be a bad battery. The hard starting, may just be slow cranking RPM. Being able to drive a few miles and the battery will hold a few hours, leads me to...
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Starter, alternator, or battery?
Hi there. In most cases, when you're pulling less than 15 volts from the alternator the issue is caused by an internal component failure within the alternator itself or the alternator relay. If the starter is not receiving the correct...
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Transmission does not shift properly
This may be a result of low transmission fluid or potentially a faulty transmission control module. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting of gears. The transmission control module has various sensors such...
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AFTER STARTING UP AND WARMING I DIRECTLY PUT THE GEAR ON D BUT THE CAR DOES NOT MOVE
Hi there: Sometimes this issue is caused by damaged transmission shifting linkage or an electrical sensor that helps monitor the the operation of the transmission. Without being there to complete a diagnostic scan or physical inspection; it's very hard to...
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The alternator seems to be relatively new, is it possible that the voltage regulator is bad?
When it comes to electrical issues the first place to start is to assure that all the connections are clean, dry, and tight. There may be a loose or dirty connection from the installation process. This will include the battery...
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No throttle responce but car runs good why
As you may know, the EPC light stands for "Electronic Power Control" which is a general fault indicator signaling that something has been detected that is abnormal relating to the traction control, the throttle control, the cruise control or the...
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No reverse and will not down shift.
This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...
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We plugged in my bug for the cold temptures tonight and some white smoke started coming up with a burning smell. W
Hi there. If you got this smoke when the block heater was plugged in then it is possible that there is a short in the circuit. In most cases this is caused by a short in the heater circuit, but...

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