Posts Tagged With: repairs

Hazard Light Switch Installation

The hazard light switch was broken when I purchased the bug.  Not only was the plastic broken and the light burned out, but it was impossible to push the switch and that meant that you couldn’t turn on the hazard lights.  I found this out the hard way when the car stalled at a stop … Continue reading »

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Visor Install

Today I replaced the sun visors in the bug.  One of the previous owners had painted them black along with the headliner, and they no longer worked properly.  I bought the new visors from Wolfsburg West.  I also cleaned up the free rearview mirror that I got from a fellow Air Cooler.

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Window Regulator Maintaince

Today I pulled the door panels off and greased the window regulators.  I did both doors, but my camera died after the first one.  Greasing the window regulator on the driver’s side worked great!  Now the window rolls up and down without a problem.  However, it didn’t go so well on the passenger side.  The … Continue reading »

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Seat Belt Installation

The super beetle came with its original retractable seat belts. These were old and only semi-functional, so I ordered new ones from Wolfsburg West. I highly suggest ordering seat belts from them! They don’t sell cheap “universal” seat belts. Instead, they sell retractable seat belts for the front seats that match the original ones perfectly … Continue reading »

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New Horn and Antenna Install

The beetle didn’t pass inspection because the horn no longer worked, so I ordered a new horn from Mid American Motorworks, along with a new radio antenna. The bolts for the old horn were rusted solid, but I sprayed them with some WD-40 and was about to get them loose. The new horn installed without … Continue reading »

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