Removing a battery from a Beetle is a bit complex and tricky. I just changed the battery in a 2003 2.0 Beetle. However, the process is very similar in a TDI Beetle. You will need more than your standard generic tool set in order to complete this task. Your tool list needs to consist of a pair of pliers (prefer locking type), a # 20 TORX head screwdriver (You will also need this if you ever plan on changing the Beetle's internal dash pollen filter for the A/C. ), a 10 mm and 13 mm sockets, a long extension and a wobble or universal to allow flexibility in tight spaces, an Allen socket for removing the Power Steering reservoir, and a small adjustable wrench or a 10mm to remove the battery cables. If you are changing the battery you might as well buy a new Air filter since you will need to remove the air box in order to replace the battery. If you do change the air filter you will need a Phillips head screwdriver.
1. Pop the hood.
2. Remove the two 10 mm bolts that hold down the air filter box.
3. Undo the clamp that holds the large tubing to the air box using your pliers. Move the tubing away from the box.
4. Unclip hose attached to the back of the air box near the large hose (under it).
5. remove the small breather hose from the air box.
6. Pull air box up and out.
7. Remove snap on cover from top of battery.
8. Remove small snap on wiring cover from back of the battery covering.
9. Unbolt power steering reservoir (next to battery case).
***Most VWs will go into limp mode after the Battery has been disconnected and re-connected. If you have your original solar charger (large panel from VW with a lighter socket plug) please plug it in and make sure you are in the sunlight before moving to the next step. If you have no way to keep power to the vehicle you will most likely need to go to the dealer to have them reset the computer in the car and your stereo.***
Also, when you hook the battery back to the car the alarm will sound right in your ear. Just leave the key in the door so you can unlock it to turn off the alarm.
10. Disconnect the battery cables. Positive side first.
11. Remove the 13 mm bolt at the base of the battery along with the hold down clamp.
12. Pull the top wiring away from the battery case and then slide the battery towards the engine.
13. Remove the plastic battery case.
14. Remove the battery.
Installation is reverse from this. I will try to post pictures of this procedure on the vwvortex web site. Do a forums search for New Beetle Battery Change. It may take me some time to post them so be patient. This job is longer than that of a typical car but it's not bad. Just remember that the Beetle was designed around a body. everything is jammed in there.
*****On a side note, PLEASE remember to change your timing belt on your Beetle! They need to be changed before 90,000 miles. If the belt breaks it will destroy the engine. We are talking about a $3,000-$4,000 repair job. If you bought your car used and have no history of it being changed, do yourself a favor and change it ASAP!****
it is very easy to change the battery on a 2001 Chrysler Sebring. You just need to take the battery terminals off the old battery and then replace with the new battery. Make sure to replace the terminals on the correct battery post.
on top of battery
There is no starter fuse on the New Beetle.
Did you check the instruction manual? Usually they will mention it in there. Disconnect negative and then positive battery connections. Unscrew the mounting brackets. Remove the battery and reverse the process with the new battery.
Here's a handy link with instructions on how to change the ECU: http://www.goapr.com/support/ecu_beetle.pdf
i have 2001 new beetle for sale 76,000 miles 3000
How do you clear drain and tubes in the sunroof on a 2001 new volkwagen beetle?
open the hood and find the battery. disconnect both terminals. take the battery out and dispose of properly. put the new battery in its place and reattach the terminals.
Remove the battery and have it tested at any auto parts store.
Open the FOB and find out.
firing order on a 2001 volkswagon beetle with 1.8 turbo is 1 3 4 2.
Show me how to replace the camshaft position sensor on a 2000 volkswagen new beetle
my 1999 wouldn't start. i replaced the battery cable and it runs now. i hope this helps
the fuse is one of the ones on top of the battery box
Yes, but wouldn't know how to get a copy to you.
Refer to your owners manual.
u buy a new one
Remove the positive battery cable from your 2001 Nissan battery. Remove the cables from the front of the starter. Remove the starter retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install the new starter.
Check your fuse panel
is the battery made to fit the bug? if your batter is to tall and you put the back seat in and someone sits on it they could touch the springs to the terminals and create a fire under your back seat so its CRUCIAL that you have the right size battery for your beetle. it should be a Group 42 battery.
change the tube first to get new size and match battery.
how do you chang the spark Plugs on a new bettle? 2002
if its a new battery then you need to replace your alternator. It basically recharges your battery while the vehicle is running.