I have an electrical problem with a 02 2.0l bug that has no solution… First, EPC light came on, (along with mechanical issues) but finally that issue was repaired. Then the AC went out, relpaced it, and have been dealing with a CEL ever since. Replaced the alternator twice, the gas peddle twice, one battery, a fan switch, new wiring to the battery and so on. Went to the movies last night, came out, car wouldn’t start - no clicking, no slow turning over - it was as if I was not turning the key to the start position. Jumped the car, it started, and drove home (CEL still on of course). This morning it started, but the trunk would not open by hitting the switch inside the car. (It opend by remote only as of this posting) Three days ago I came home in another vehicle to find my bug with the drivers side blinkers lit for no apparent reason.
It has become costly - about 2k in 3 weeks of repairs, yet with the replacement of all parts, the problem still exists. No fuzes are blown. I am just afraid to leave the car for the wife for fear it will simply decide to shut down… Anyone have any recommendations? (other than to sell the car - can’t afford a replacement at this point)