VW New Beetle 1998-2010 Service Manuals. Wiring diagram

Volkswagen New Beetle 1998-2010 Workshop Manual + System Wiring Diagram, , engine diagnostics and transmission repair manual, error codes list, fuse box location. The manual can be downloaded in the format of PDF for free.

New Beetle 1998-2010 Workshop Manual

New Beetle 1998-2010 Error Codes list

Special tool, Workshop equipment, Testers 1998-2004 New Beetle OBD
1998+ Beetle - On Board Diagnostic (OBD)
Adobe Acrobat Document 17.7 MB
On Board Diagnostic (OBD) – Instrument Cluster, Data Bus & Anti-theft, Immobilizer
1998+ Beetle - On Board Diagnostic (OBD)
Adobe Acrobat Document 63.6 MB

New Beetle Fuse box Diagram

2003 Fuses & Circuit Breakers – New Beetle & New Beetle Convertible Starters
1998+ Beetle - Cruise Control _ Pdf Down
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.5 MB

Volkswagen New Beetle (1998-2010)

In 1998, Volkswagen resurrected the famous "beetle" in a new form, calling it the New Beetle (1998-2005). The model has a very original appearance and successfully imitates the shape of the once popular car. The German concern did not strive for originality in technical matters and built the Volkswagen New Beetle on the platform of the well-known and time-tested fourth-generation Golf.

As befits a modern car, this model has a front-mounted engine and front-wheel drive. Inside, only proven components used previously in the models of the VW concern are used. This approach guaranteed a high level of reliability, as well as easy access to original spare parts and their replacements. As a result, the maintenance of the car, although somewhat exotic (made in Mexico), does not cause any trouble and does not require high costs.

However, the model itself in the secondary market is not cheap, as it does not belong to the category of budget cars. However, when buying a Volkswagen New Beetle, the owner gets, first of all, a cute, original and well-designed car with a pleasant interior, excellent driving characteristics and engines that provide good dynamics.


Salon, especially at the rear and trunk (210 liters) are terribly small. But in this car, practicality is not as important as aesthetics. You just have to come to terms with this.


Volkswagen New Beetle entered the market in 1998 with a modest range of engines: a 2-liter gasoline unit with 115 hp. and turbodiesel 1.9 TDI 90 hp In 1999, the range of gasoline units expanded - engines with a working volume of 1.6 liters (100 hp) and 1.8 Turbo (150 hp) appeared. A year later, three more gasoline engines got under the hood of the New Beetle - 1.6 liters with a capacity of 102 hp, 2.3 liters with 170 hp. and 3.2 l 225 hp - for the sports version of the RSi with 4Motion all-wheel drive. At the same time, a new 1.9 TDI turbodiesel with a capacity of 100 hp was proposed. with injector pumps.


In 2001, 1.4 liter (75 hp) and 1.8 Turbo (180 hp) petrol engines appeared. In 2005, 2.5 liters - 150 hp joined the gasoline group. and a 105-horsepower 1.9 TDI turbodiesel (with unit injectors). For an ordinary car owner, power units with a working volume of 2.0 liters, 1.6 liters and 1.9 TDI with a capacity of 100 and 105 hp are preferred. Engines 1.4 l and 1.9 TDI with a power of 90 hp can be recommended to calm and very economical drivers. In turn, stronger gasoline engines are a good offer for those who prefer to have high dynamics, but are ready to incur significant maintenance and repair costs.

Model history

1998 - premiere, hatchback body 3d

2000 - RSi sports version

2002 - convertible version

2005 - small restyling (changed the shape of the headlights, direction indicators, rear bumper and fenders, two-tone rear lights appeared)

2010 - second generation of the Beetle



- unique design

- robust construction

- good handling

- high quality



- little space in the back

- small trunk

- high price



Volkswagen New Beetle will not fit the role of a family car. Three-door body, modest space behind the first row of seats and a small trunk are very limited in functionality, this is a car for individualists who value original appearance and rarely carry passengers or luggage.


The strengths of the model are refined aesthetics and reliability, resulting from time-tested technical solutions.

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