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  1. RABBIT OWNERS CLUB
    Hey guys, first off let me apologize if I'm doing this wrong. Just joined after purchasing a one owner 08 rabbit last week with only 52k miles. But since it wasn't driven a ton the PO missed the 40k maintenance so I'm attempting to remedy some of the more DIYable aspects myself before paying any...
  2. New Beetle Technical Forum
    I have a 2007 New Beetle Convertible. I removed the center console and now I am reinstalling it. When I removed it the wiring came unplugged from the back of the convertible top switch. VW didn't leave any slack in the wire so it doesn't reach the back of the switch until the console is nearly...
  3. New Beetle Technical Forum
    I ordered a PCV valve, supposedly for the 2.0L engine (for a 2004 New Beetle). It looks like a 3" diameter black plastic disc, about 1/2" thick, with two hose ports sticking out of it. I've scoured the engine and the web looking for any indication of where this thing lives but can't figure it...
  4. New Beetle Technical Forum
    I have an 02 beetle that is losing coolant. No drops on the ground, can't find any wet spot and not overheating. I did try to do a pressure test and found that as soon as I build any pressure at all it leaks out the bypass on the overflow ball. I can't get it to 2 pounds before it leaks down...
  5. New Beetle Technical Forum
    Hi! Completely new to this but a friend suggested this would be the place to ask for advice! I have a 2014 Beetle, 2.0s 6speed DSG (75000 miles) which I absolutely LOVE!!!! I've owned it for 18 months! A few days ago a spanner symbol appeared where the gear numbers are and the gears wouldn't...
  6. New Beetle Technical Forum
    This is a bummer. 2007 Beetle will take a jump but will not stay charged. Have been told alternator and battery are good. Any advice?
  7. New Beetle Technical Forum
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  8. New Beetle Technical Forum
    I replaced AC compressor this weekend cause original stopped working but still not cooling after being replaced. It was fairly easy to replace and done correctly but since same issue is still present would anyone know which fuse and amperage and slot on fuse box would need to be replaced? The...
  9. New Beetle Technical Forum
    Just acquired a 2001 beetle. Looking for sun blinds for rear side windows to keep my pooch happy. Any suggestions/suppliers welcome. Thanks Steve
  10. New Beetle Technical Forum
    I hope someone can help. 99 beetle 2.0 auto trans 145k. I was driving it one day and I noticed it was not shifting out of 1st gear. It did give me a code of defective MAF. If I clean the MAF will that fix the problem? Do I need to buy a new MAF? Does the MAF have to be open? Any help would...
  11. MKV How-to's and DIY's
    Anywhere that shows how to repair a ribbon cable? Doing my headliner on my mkv rabbit, and one is torn. I see others have rewired and some have soldered but I don’t see any diy. Anyone?!
  12. MKV Rabbit FAQs & Newbies
    Doing the mkv headliner 2008 rabbit. Tore one of the ribbon cables going to the passenger side visor light. Any suggestions on repair? I see others have soldered or rewired but no diy on how to make the repair! Anybody want to chime in?! Thanks in advance!
  13. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Just recently noticed my temperature gauge hasn’t been reaching its usual levels when driving up hill, it’s registering much lower than usual, displaying temperatures more akin to rolling downhill in neutral in the winter time. After driving around for a while, up and down and around, with the...
  14. New Beetle Technical Forum
    Please help. Our 2014 New Beetle rear deck lid will not open with the fob or the outside latch. I can open the trunk by operating the manual release inside the vehicle. The trunk does not open even if I apply pressure to the lid while trying the latch and fob. Is there an adjustment to the...
  15. VW Rabbit MKV Forum 2006/2007/2008/2009
    Anyone ever do the headliner in a 2007? I have a hand me down with just 30,000 miles on it but it sat outside in VA heat and most of the fabric is pretty sagging. It looks like a nasty bit of work as a DIY and it also looks like $$$$ to have it done professionally. Any thoughts? Thanks
  16. Golf MK5 / 2003-2009
    this is my first post i have golf gt 1,4 tsi 2008 and check engine lamp appeard nd obd reader show me error P2015 and i can feel the car is more heavier with little increase in fuel consumption Help me how can i fix it DIY thanx guys
  17. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    hi there, I picked up an 84’ Rabbit convertible from the original owner about 6 months ago. The car sat for about 10 years parked in a garage prior to me picking it up. I have done quite a bit to it so far, plugs, wires, cap, rotor, new gas, fuel and air filters, checked timing and removed and...
  18. RABBIT OWNERS CLUB
    Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum and happy to be here! Well, I decided to bite the bullet and keep the rabbit I bought recently. I was worried that I made a mistake after seeing how fast I had to start paying for repairs, and reading a bit too much about things like transmission problems...
  19. New Beetle Technical Forum
    Good day everyone I have just purchased an 06 plate 1.6 beetle convertable and it has an issue that someone (hopefully) can suggest where the problem is. the problem is as follows Drivers window will not go up or down via its single switch or the master switch - no relay clicking or motor...
  20. New Beetle Technical Forum
    Hi want to go from 17””to 16” rims on ny 2007 Vw Beetle want a bigger sidewallfor a better ride ,does anyone have a set of 16”” they want to sell ? , Ken391 ,Maryland usa
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