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  1. 03 V6 automatic ABS light

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    I live in Westchester County NY which is next to NYC. What do you mean by frozen parking brake? If a cable is frozen (there are two, one for each caliper) I made a DIY for that DIY: B5.5 parking brake cable replacement and adjustment Also I have some pics of the rear brakes part of the manual...
  2. 3rd party images broken

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    This appears to be fixed. passatworld is no longer passing my images through that cgi script and so the images are showing again.
  3. 03 V6 automatic ABS light

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    ABS sensors are sensitive to gap. The gap from the sensor cylinder to the teeth is precise so as the teeth pass over it a magnetic field is generated (or something like that). I don't think shorting is going to work, my guess is a little bit of current is sent based on how fast the wheel is...
  4. 03 V6 automatic ABS light

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    Looks like you're not the only one.
  5. 03 V6 automatic ABS light

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    You may be able to access the ABS without paying the $99 to register it. It looks like the shareware version doesn't stop you from opening any specific module it just has restrictions on what you can do within the modules depending on whether you paid. The fault codes section in the ABS module...
  6. 03 V6 automatic ABS light

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    ATQ is the V6 engine for 2000-2005 so that's your engine. Connectors may have a number on the edge like 1 18 or whatever so you get some idea of where everything is even if each pin isn't individually numbered.That particular connector I don't know though. It looks like pin 1 is brown ground...
  7. Edit posts is broken (or maybe not?)

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    It says in Jan 08 release notes: "To summarize how editing works, members have unlimited editing of new posts for the first 24 hours after posting. Up to 10 existing posts (older than 24 hours) may be edited per week. More editing will be allowed as each of those 10 edits expires every 7 day."...
  8. HELP: Brakes Squeaking After Lubrication

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok good point I'm just saying what's worked for me. This is what I use, it has graphite as well: CRC 05359 Brake Caliper Synthetic Grease - 8 Wt Oz
  9. HELP: Brakes Squeaking After Lubrication

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have always lubricated the "ears" of the brakes. Like the two little tabs and the rail they ride on. I use moly grease. It solved a squeak problem with my old civic once and I've been doing it ever since.
  10. Methods for breaking tire beads? Changing valve stems, etc.

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    This Sunday I took advantage of the wonderful weather here (it was 60s in January in southern New York, what?!) to change a leaky valve stem. I thought it would be easy but I found it hard to break the tire bead. I bought a $17 tire bead breaker iron from HF and fit the swan neck under the rim...
  11. Edit posts is broken (or maybe not?)

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    I'm trying to edit some of my old threads to attach images because of the 3rd party images broken issue, since none of my posts are showing my images. When I click 'Edit' on any post it says "You may not edit more than 10 different post(s) within 7 days". I really don't think I've edited 10...
  12. Intermittent Heat, Core flushed, system bled, is it my water pump?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What bolts on the heater hose? Combi and intake manifold bolts are all 7 ft-lbs. That's light you'd need an in-lbs wrench at 84 in-lbs if you want to be exact. Pics below are all from ATQ section (V6 engine from 00-05). Interesting that for my engine AWM (V4 engine from 01-05) I can't find an...
  13. Visor won't stay up

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Darn! Thanks for letting me know.
  14. Visor won't stay up

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A new one from anywhere including ecs is on average 3x the price of a used one. I'm going with a used one if there's no way to repair the one I have now.
  15. Visor won't stay up

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The driver's side visor in my 2003 1.8T won't stay up. The spring or whatever is inside it is completely broken, there's no friction and it just hangs down. I did some searching and all the threads I found for visors were for the homelink model and electrical issues. Has anyone else's visor...
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