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    Does my 2008 New Beetle have CANBUS

    Good Afternoon. My wife has just bought a 2008 VW New Beetle Cabriolet. I'd like to put reversing sensors and a rear view camera on the car, but I'm hearing things about something called a CANBUS

    I understand that if the car has a canbus, then adding anything electrical may cause a malfunction

    To be honest, I haven't a scooby's what this means.
    I'm looking at stuff on eBay, but would have the installation carried out professionally

    Can anyone tell me if the 2008 Beetle has a canbus- do we have one ??

    Thanks

    Ian
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    Sort of, a limited type for certain functions but the 1C Beetle is based on the Golf 4 platform called PQ34 and full CAN BUS didn’t come until the 5C Beetle which was based on the PQ35 platform BUT your Passat on the PQ46 platform uses full CAN BUS.
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    Crasher....

    thanks for the reply

    ian
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