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

Open Hood How To 1998-2010 Volkswagen Beetle

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

This video shows you how to open the hood in your 2008 Volkswagen Beetle. Popping the hood on your Beetle is a two step process, you need to release the hood latch inside your Beetle and then you need to release the safety latch under your hood in the front of your Beetle. The video above shows you the location of both hood latches. Sometimes, the hood on Volkswagens gets stuck and won't pop up after the interior latch is released. If this occurs on your Beetle, simply pull up on the hood and it should pop up for you to release the second latch. Sometimes, especially on older Beetles, you may have difficulty getting your hood to latch when you close it. In this case, the interior release lever on your 2008 Volkswagen Beetle is probably stuck in the "open" position - push the release lever back and forth several times and then try to close your hood.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • 1998-2010 Volkswagen Beetle: Fix Oil Leaks
    Fix minor oil leaks

    Learn how to diagnose and fix minor oil leaks in your car

    2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Hatchback
  • DRL Replacement 1998-2010 Volkswagen Beetle
    Replace a burnt out DRL

    DRLs are on more than your headlights. They burn out faster and should be replaced regularly

    2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Hatchback
  • How to Add Coolant: Volkswagen Beetle (1998-2010)
    Add antifreeze

    Low coolant levels is all to common - top yours up today

    2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Hatchback
  • 1998-2010 Volkswagen Beetle Interior Fuse Check
    Check for a blown interior fuse

    Carmakers are hiding interior fuse boxes all over the place these days - see how to check your interior fuses here!

    2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Hatchback
  • Add Windshield Washer Fluid Volkswagen Beetle (1998-2010)
    Add washer fluid

    One of the easiest fluids to top off - learn how to open the hood and where the reservoir is on your car

    2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Hatchback
  • Check Power Steering Level Volkswagen Beetle (1998-2010)
    Check power steering fluid level

    Power steering fluid is easy to check and many people (mechanics included) often forget about - learn how here

    2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Hatchback
  • See all videos for the 2008 Volkswagen Beetle
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools
phone holders screwdriver bit sets consoles and organizers socket sets sun shades gloves flares and flashers polishes & waxes