EN
Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

Battery Replacement: 2006-2010 Volkswagen Beetle

David Hobbs helped make these videos

We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

The video above shows you how to replace the battery in your 2008 Volkswagen Beetle. We recommend changing the battery in Volkswagens every 4 years. Although some batteries last much longer, most batteries begin breaking down chemically after four years, so you could experience dimmer headlights and other negative effects before you have a dead battery in your Beetle that you need to replace.

Replacing the battery in your Beetle involves removing the terminals. When you reconnect the terminals, your radio presets are likely to be cleared out. In some Beetles, you may need to re-enter a security code to get your radio to work again. Check for this code in your owners manual - it will usually be either a sticker or small card in the booklet. If you can't find it, call Volkswagen and they will give you the code for free. In many Volkswagens, the transmission "learns" how you drive over time and makes adjustments, so you may experience altered driving dynamics as your car re-learns your driving style after changing the battery.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • Power Steering Leak Fix: 2006-2010 Volkswagen Beetle
    Seal minor power steering fluid leaks

    See how to seal up minor power steering fluid leaks

    2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Hatchback
  • 2006-2010 Volkswagen Beetle Jack Up How To
    Learn how to jack up your car

    A few key tips will make jacking up your car much safer

    2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Hatchback
  • Add Brake Fluid: 2006-2010 Volkswagen Beetle
    Add brake fluid

    If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems

    2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Hatchback
  • Highbeam (Brights) Change: 2006-2010 Volkswagen Beetle
    Replace brights

    On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!

    2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Hatchback
  • Fix Hose Leaks 2006-2010 Volkswagen Beetle
    Fix leaky hoses

    The best way to fix leaking hoses is to replace them, but if you don't have time, a stop leak product might work for you

    2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Hatchback
  • Fix Coolant Leaks: 2006-2010 Volkswagen Beetle
    Plug minor coolant leaks

    Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it

    2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Hatchback
  • See all videos for the 2008 Volkswagen Beetle
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools
batteries battery chargers terminal clamps preset protectors tires gloves consoles and organizers battery terminal cleaners