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  1. What did you do to your Passat today?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've seen this on many forums and it's always been a winner. Post up what you did to your car today. Add a picture or two that show what your did. With that, I give you my addition, I polished my headlights.
  2. 00287 ABS code can't get rid of it

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Trying to get ready for Pennsylvania annual state inspection (translation another way for the state to get $60/year for no apparent reason). Had been getting ABS light off and on for awhile now with this code. If the car seat for a period of time, it wouldn't come on at startup but after about...
  3. Noobs - all must read the first post and make an entry in this thread

    New Member Introductions
    All- This website has been here in excess of 11 years. The B5 Passat has been around since 1997, the B5.5 since 2001, the B6 since 2006, and the B7 has just hit the streets. For the older models (B6 and earlier), almost any possible issue you might have with your Passat has been discussed here...
  4. New Front Brakes - Loud Clanking over Bumps - HEEEELLLLP!!!!!

    B5 Garage
    Just put new brake pads on yesterday. Had the rotors turned. Everything seemed to go just right. But now when I go over bumps it sounds like the entire caliper/rotor assembly is clanking around. The brakes work great, sound great…they are doing what they are suppose to do, I just don't know...
  5. Torx on front bumper shock overturned....

    B5 Garage
    Any good ideas how to get an overturned torx bolt out? I was thinking of cutting a slot in it and using a big flat screwdriver bit with the breaker bar... frig, it was the last bolt...
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