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How to Troubleshoot Air Conditioning on Volkswagen Beetle

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Automobile problems can be costly to diagnose and repair. Save time and money by trying to troubleshoot the problems yourself.

Tools Used: Tools, Screwdriver, Pliers

Adjust Headlights

Check the controls first. Make sure the air-recirculation button is not selected instead of the air conditioning. It may seem simple, but could prevent a trip to the dealership or a mechanic.

Start the engine and turn on the air conditioning, adjusting from low to high. Listen for the accompanying sound to increase when turned on high. This is the blower fan. Replace the blower if it does not sound right. In a VW Beetle, the blower fan is located under the glove box.

Carefully pry off the lower footwell trim panel, and find the blower motor on the lower right-hand side. It is black and cylindrical with a white fan attached. Unscrew the four screws holding it in place.