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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Electrical Problems

Percentage of 2001 Volkswagen Beetle repairs by problem area

Chart based on 61 repairs.

2001 Volkswagen Beetle electrical repair cost distribution

Chart based on 7 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

150000 mi US $844 AC Compressor is bad and needs to be replaced. 

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

23890 mi US $343 I replaced original alternator with new Bosch AL0189X Alternator. I think the Voltage Regulator died as it stopped charging the battery. Battery is charging now. 
110700   Failed seat belt buckle switch which caused airbag warning light to stay lit. Replaced buckle assembly.  
122000   Air Conditioner suddenly stopped working. Main AC fuse under hood had corrosion on one contact blade. Cleaned and reused. 
143000 US $60 Regulator for d/s power window failed. Known common problem for A4 platform Volkswagens. Replaced regulator. 
68000 US $65 The 3rd center stoplight needed to be replaced...I did it myself for the cost of the bulb ($65.00)...Yikes, what happened to BULB replacement rather than nearly costing a car payment??? 
79000   The mechanic that we use for the car replaced the left-front headlight. 

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

58000 mi US $300 Brake lights not working Brake lights not working again 
85000 US $600 Door switch malfunction causing power drain and alarm system activation. 

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

89000 mi   Window switch broke. Friendly shop who has worked for us before had a junk car of the same model on the property. They removed a switch, replace ours with it and charged us nothing. 
90000   Headlight 

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