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    1. Thread: AC problem

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      AC problem

      Have a problem with the acin a 99. No fan on fan speed 1.2,3 and 4 work fine.The ac only turns on with the fan set on speed one which does not work.Switch to speed 2, 3 or 4 and itturns off.When on ...
    2. Thread: 2000 VW Beetle Key

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      I had the same problem with our 99. Dealer wanted...

      I had the same problem with our 99. Dealer wanted $325 for a new key. I ended up buying a new key from Amazon without the electronics inside for $11. Took it to a local lock smith that charged $ 35...
    3. Thread: Plume of Smoke

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      You probably sloshed all the condensation...

      You probably sloshed all the condensation moisture in your exhaust pipe system and the hot exhaust vaporized it into steam. I have been behind cars taking off from a stop and have seen at least a...
    4. Thread: 18 Month Report

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      Problem with the gas milage is a heavy right...

      Problem with the gas milage is a heavy right foot. We run non ethanol gas in all our cars. Yes the 2.5 does use the hydro power steering. The 99 only has 100 thousand miles,. We have owned VWs since...
    5. Thread: 18 Month Report

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      18 Month Report

      Wife has driven her 2.5 for 18 month now. Only problem has been the window issue which was fixed as soon as they got the parts. Gas milage is appx. 16 in town 31 on the road. She is happy with the...
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      Just replaced my michelin energy which had 50000...

      Just replaced my michelin energy which had 50000 miles because they were 8 yesrs old and rotted.they probably had 25000 miles tread left.Could not see spending over $1000 for new Michelins on a 14...
    7. And you are replacing the car for a minor problem...

      And you are replacing the car for a minor problem like that?
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      Use it not only on thr bulb base in the socket...

      Use it not only on thr bulb base in the socket but also on the connector plug.No more burned out bulbs.
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      Started using dielectric? Spelling?, grease on...

      Started using dielectric? Spelling?, grease on the connector and have had no problems since. Replaced them every couple month before that.2years and no problems.
    10. Thread: Water in spoiler

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      Never use silicone on a car body.It always leads...

      Never use silicone on a car body.It always leads to rust and contaminates the area so no other sealer will ever work.A chemist at GE silicones once told me that nothing made can ever completely...
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      Got my wifes old 99 with 87000 original miles...

      Got my wifes old 99 with 87000 original miles last year when she bought a new 2012.The 99, 2.0, had been using Delo 400 15-40 since new. I switched it ti Rotella t6 5w-40 .No oil lesks and the...
    12. Total BS. Bearings must be worn down to the shell.

      Total BS. Bearings must be worn down to the shell.
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      I do not think your car has a passenger airbag...

      I do not think your car has a passenger airbag recall. If I remember correctly, only a handful of extremely early production cars with leather seats had the recall. Was it around 20 or so cars?
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      No problems here either. Wife got her window...

      No problems here either. Wife got her window motors fixes several month ago. Dealer had plenty of window lift motors in stock. When I checked the passenger side window in the dealers driveway(we live...
    15. In 82 the only place they were built wasin the...

      In 82 the only place they were built wasin the US. Some one retrofit the round headlights.
    16. Other things , non mechanical, are plugged...

      Other things , non mechanical, are plugged sunroof drains . Look for windows that fog over on the inside , check the carpets for moisture. Also crushed rocker panels are only cosmetic, but are...
    17. Had a similar problem back in the 80's. Lost...

      Had a similar problem back in the 80's. Lost coolant , had white smoke and no oil in coolant and no coolant in the oil . It had a blown head gasket into one combustion chamber. It was pushed out...
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      You must have a bad dealer. My wifes car was...

      You must have a bad dealer. My wifes car was fixed almost 6 weeks ago. Dealer got a hold of her as soon as the parts were available. Gave her new Jetta to drive the day the fixed the windows....
    19. The GLI is like every other Japanese or Korean...

      The GLI is like every other Japanese or Korean econo box on wheels. Nothing looks like a Beetle. Classic 1930`s styling , 21st Century technology. My wife drove a Jetta TDI for 2 days and and loved...
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      New Beetles with Auto transmission

      Always read about the bad auto trannys. Were these made by Borg Warner? I know the new ones have the Japanese auto tranny.If not Warner , who made them?
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