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Vw super beetle won't start after sitting for a few days. After I arc the solenoid, it will work.

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If you put battery voltage to the starter solenoid &
it works & the starter works,then the solenoid control
circuit has issues

Fuse,ignition switch,neutral safety switch,clutch sw
& such, depending on what the car has

You could try switching relays but doubt that is an issue

Posted on Mar 11, 2013

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  • Andy Schuller Mar 14, 2013

    Thanks Peter. What's odd is that I arc the solenoid and then get in the car and turn the switch and all is well. And will be until I let it sit for a couple of days.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2013

    Burnt Contacts in starter solenoid Replace the solenoid on starter

  • Andy Schuller Mar 16, 2013

    Thanks. I'll do that.



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SOURCE: ignition switch for a 74 vw super beetle

The plastic ignition switch is held in with a philips screw. You will need to remove the ignition lock cylinder to get to it. A easy way to check is to unplug the wires going into the back of the lock housing and plug in the new switch, without removing anything.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009


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SOURCE: 1978 VW Super Beetle Fuel Injection trouble

when the1978 vw super beetle-- fuel injected- is cold it is difficult to start, like it's not getting the gas. Mechanic seems to think that the mass airflow sensor is gone ??? Starts fine when warm.

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SOURCE: 98 vw beetle will idel won`t take gas speed hand

If you are saying that your bug idles but stalls when you push the throttle, then look to replace your MAP sensor. This MAP sensor increases gas flow as you push the throttle down which increases the air flow. Also get an OBD2 reader and get your error codes from the ECM system. Not as hard as it sounds. When you get the codes you can look them up or ask at the auto parts store.

Posted on Jan 25, 2010


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SOURCE: 2003 vw beetle right rear lights keep burning out primarilly the

Sometimes quality of the bulbs are suspect in these cases. Check all connections at the assembly for any corrosion or looseness. I believe these also had a problem with the brakelight switch just above the brake pedal. My guess would be the connection at the brake light assembly or the socket where the bulbs go in.

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

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SOURCE: Firing order for 1971 VW

The firing order is 1-4-3-2. The cylinders are numbered from the front of the car with 1 & 2 being on the passenger side and 3 & 4 on the driver's side, so #1 and #3 are closest to the rear seat. The distributor turns clockwise and there is a scribed notch on it to mark the #1 position. Hope this helps.

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