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Old 11-08-2009, 02:34 AM
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I have New Beetle 2001 - while open a driver door dome light or door light is not switching on ? Please help.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:48 AM
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You have a dead microswitch in your drivers side door. Very common fail point (still don't know why VW hasn't recalled them...). The microswitch tells the car if the door is open or closed. So when its dead, in your case, its telling the car the door is always closed, even when its open.
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Old 11-08-2009, 07:40 AM
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happened to me, and i managed to fubar the switch, so i had to replace the whole lock, £40 from a breakers yard.for you be careful, it can be replaced easily just the switch just dont force it like i did.
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Thanks, I will try to remove switch gently. :-)
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:53 PM
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I had the same problem with my 99NB. I found it too $$$$$ & too difficult to keep taking the door apart. I fixed mine by getting a regular door jamb swith from a older Jetta and drilled a hole into the jamb, fed the wire 1 to a ground and the other into the door panel and tapped into the white w/ brn wire (the micro switch signal) works perfect cost ? $12.00
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:04 PM
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Hi sorry correction on the wire it is the bro w/wht stripe and my micro switch was good I had a problem with circut board. the switch had a seal and I used RTV to keep the water out
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:52 PM
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Oooh, my 2001 is doing the same thing. Thank you for this thread!
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i have meeted this thing before .i didn't care .but after sometime .the light was work regular .so far , i still don't know why ?
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