I have a 2003 beetle and it took me forever to figure it out. By the time I did I decided to take pictures of it and put it on the web to help others. Volkswagen is getting more and more complicated for us "volks". My website can be found at: http://www.uahardwick.com/tech/2006/03/how-to-change-taillight-on-new-beetle.htm
1999 Volkswagen Beetle how to change spark plugs
Change them at 60,000 miles according tomanufacturer's recommendations
it is part of the hazzard light switch on the dash under the raido
in fuel tank
( Yes ) the 1999 Volkswagen new beetle is a front wheel drive vehicle
Under the steering colum
To change the light bulb for the ashtray in the 1999 Volkswagen Passat, the ashtray has to be taken out. The bulb can be accessed just under the dash near the ash tray.
4.8 quarts with filter
The hood latch on a 1999 Volkswagen Beetle is located on the driver's side panel. It rests up against the wall next to the hinge of the driver's door.
Usually a problem in the emission control system - have vehicle scanned to determine the problem
it would over heat