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Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance tutorials for the 2nd generation 2012 to 2016 "New" Volkswagen Beetle.

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2012-2016 VW Beetle Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Key Fob Battery Change

1. 2012-2016 Volkswagen Beetle Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery inside the key fob remote control for a second generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) "New" A5 VW Beetle can become weak or stop working entirely.

Check out my DIY tutorial for changing the key fob battery by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2016 Volkswagen Beetle Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Map Light Bulbs Change

2. 2012-2016 Volkswagen Beetle Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of your 2nd generation "New" A5 VW Beetle, or you'd like to upgrade them both to brighter LED bulbs, take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (including the replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image over on the left.

   

2012-2016 VW Beetle A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
A/C Cabin Air Filter

3. 2012-2016 Volkswagen Beetle A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the air conditioning system in your VW Beetle hasn't been working as well recently or the air coming out of the vents smells a bit musty or moldy, you probably need to clean or change the A/C cabin air filter element in the HVAC blower motor housing.

To view my DIY instructions for the procedure, including the replacement part numbers, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2016 VW Beetle Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
Plastic Interior Door Panel

4. 2012-2016 Volkswagen Beetle Plastic Interior Door Panel Removal Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM door speakers in your second generation "New" (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) VW Beetle, you'll first have to take off the plastic interior door panels.

Check out my DIY tutorial for removing the door panels by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image below.

   

2012-2016 VW Beetle Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Tail Light Bulbs Change

5. 2012-2016 Volkswagen Beetle Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail light housings of a 2nd generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016) "New" VW Beetle contain the brake, rear turn signal and reverse light bulbs.

If you need to change any of these burnt out bulbs, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (including the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image over on the left.

   

2012-2016 Volkswagen Beetle License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
License Plate Light Bulbs

6. 2012-2016 Volkswagen Beetle License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out license plate light bulb in the hatchback or "tailgate" door of your VW Beetle, check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (including the replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2016 VW Beetle Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Cargo Area Light Bulb

7. 2012-2016 Volkswagen Beetle Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out cargo area or "trunk" light bulb in the rear of your VW Beetle, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (including the replacement bulb part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture to the left.

   

2012-2016 VW Beetle Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Headlight Bulbs Change

8. 2012-2016 Volkswagen Beetle Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out combination dual low beam & high beam bulb or the DRL (daytime running light or "lamp") in the headlight housings of your second generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) "New" VW Beetle, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (including the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2016 VW Beetle Front Side Marker Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Front Side Marker Bulb

9. Volkswagen Beetle Front Side Marker Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out front side marker light bulb in the bumper cover of your VW Beetle, check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the replacement bulb part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

You may also want to upgrade both side marker lights to LED bulbs.



 

2012-2016 Volkswagen Beetle Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Front Turn Signal Bulb

10. 2012-2016 VW Beetle Front Turn Signal Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out front turn signal light bulb in the bumper cover of your VW Beetle, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2016 Volkswagen Beetle Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide
Electrical Fuse Change

11. 2012-2016 Volkswagen Beetle Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide

The best place to start when troubleshooting any electrical issues with your second generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) "New" VW Beetle is to check for a blown fuse or relay in either the engine bay or interior passenger compartment electrical panels.

Take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2016 VW Beetle 12 Volt Car Battery Replacement Guide
12V Battery Change

12. 2012-2016 Volkswagen Beetle 12V Car Battery Replacement Guide

If you've been having a hard time starting the engine in your VW Beetle, especially on a cold morning, and the 12 volt automotive battery in the engine bay is a few years old, you probably need to change it with a new one.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (including the replacement "Group Size" and part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2016 VW Beetle Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
Wiper Blades Change

13. 2012-2016 Volkswagen Beetle Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

If you've been having a difficult time seeing out of the front windshield window of your VW Beetle during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to change the wiper blades.

To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2012-2016 VW Beetle TSI 1.8L Turbo I4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Engine Air Filter Change

14. 2012-2016 VW Beetle TSI 1.8L Turbo I4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The engine air filter element in a second generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Volkswagen Beetle equipped with the TSI 1.8 liter turbocharged inline four cylinder motor should be cleaned at every oil change and replaced when it looks dark grey or black.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (including the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2012-2016 VW Beetle TSI 1.8L Turbo I4 Engine Oil Change Guide
1.8L I4 Oil Change Guide

15. 2012-2016 Volkswagen Beetle TSI 1.8L Turbo I4 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your VW Beetle running reliably for many years is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the cartridge oil filter in the TSI 1.8 liter turbocharged inline four cylinder engine.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (including the replacement oil filter part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2012-2016 VW Beetle TSI 1.8L I4 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
1.8L Spark Plugs Change

16. 2012-2016 VW Beetle 1.8L Turbo I4 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

If you'd like to check or change the engine spark plugs in your second generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 or 2016) "New" VW Beetle with the TSI turbocharged 1.8 liter inline four cylinder motor, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (including the replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2012-2016 Volkswagen Beetle Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Front Brake Pads Change

17. 2012-2016 Volkswagen Beetle Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a screeching, squealing or grinding sound coming from the front end of your VW Beetle when you step on the brake pedal, you probably need to change the front disc brake pads.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (including the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture over on the left side.

   

2012-2016 VW Beetle Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Rear Disc Brake Pads

18. 2012-2016 Volkswagen Beetle Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide

The rear disc brake pads tend to last about twice as long as the front pads or anywhere from 60,000 to over 100,000 miles depending on your unique driving conditions.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (including the replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

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