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  1. Vag-Com

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i've been searching on ebay for some of these knock off vag-com devices. Don't know how well they will work but for 10 it wont be a huge loss. Anyways, i can't find one that they list as compatible with a 2003 Passat. Can anyone point me in the right direction here? Thanks Keith
  2. Codes and popped of DV

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Recently when pulling onto the highway i heard a loud purge. Crawled under the pass side front bumper and find that the large hose going to my DV has dislodged. Plugged it back in and when pulling away pops off again. After installing some zip ties it has been good to go, except for the...
  3. Boken window motor/reg

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    I pulled into the parking deck and went to roll my window down to get my ticket and POP, grind....nothing. So from my reading it seems it probably the window regulator? The clips? Now my questions... I've found several parts on EBAY. First is the window regulator repair kit VW Passat Window...
  4. 03 1.5T Manual Passat CV shafts

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I noticed when replacing my brakes the other day that the CV boots are ripped. I started looking into what needs to be fixed/repaired/replaced. I found on blauparts than I can replace just the boots and just the joints. I found at autozone that i can get the WHOLE shaft. What is recommended...
  5. AC help

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Returned to the shop just now. Spoke with the tech who did the repair/install. We walked through each step and discovered that the ac clutch power wire somehow got dislodged. One simple plug in connector by the drivers.side headlight. What a nightmare. They apologized profusely. Still a happy...
  6. AC help

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    The pressure switch is located behind the passenger side dog light grill. It's hidden up.high but its reachable and removable from the opening.
  7. AC help

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The system does NOT need to be evacuated first. There is.a schreider valve where the pressure switch screws in
  8. AC help

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Bump...help please.
  9. AC help

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I checked relay 384. I am not getting battery voltage to pin 9. This leads me to believe its the pressure switch or low on freon. I'll be getting some freon and a new pressure switch tomorrow unless someone can offer some other suggestion.
  10. AC help

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    OK, here is where I'm at. I found the high/low pressure switch behind the lower right fog grille. The switch has been removed and the harness has been jumpered to check working order of the system. When I jumper wires 1 and 2 I get NO RESULTS. When I jumper wires 3 and 4 the accessory fan...
  11. AC help

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    No noticable clicking when turning on and off. The auxiliary fan comes on but that's it. The lines do not change.temperature. when I plug my ac gauges in they max out. I need to find out where the high and low pressure switches are
  12. AC help

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    About a year ago my accessory fan died. This was confirmed by putting direct power to the fan motor with no results. Anyways....the AC would blow cold as long as the vehicle was in motion, I assume this is from air passing over the condensor from the car moving. Over the weekend I developed an...
  13. Struts

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Vw Passat Struts - Vw Passat Shocks - Vw Passat Strut Kit - Sedan from BlauParts?
  14. Struts

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok shocks not.struts...pretty straight forward install? Any write ups available online? Anything else I need to replace while.in there?
  15. Struts

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My passenger side front shock/strut is toast, I'm looking for a replacement that will provide factory ride height as I will not be replacing the rear at this point. I'd rather not break the bank, but I'd prefer to something higher quality that the local Pep Boys brand, unless of course that is...
  16. 03 Passat 1.8T AC issues

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so where is the connection that i need to test for the fan? I don't see one...
  17. 03 Passat 1.8T AC issues

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    what is the piece in my picture? It is right down near the horn. There are 3 bolts holding it with "suspension" pieces that let the part move.
  18. 03 Passat 1.8T AC issues

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have discovered that my auxiliary cooling fan is not running, I have checked the fuses inside the car and they are all fine. Next step in the Haynes manual is to "If the fuses are OK, test the fan motor for proper operation by unplugging the electrical connector at the motor and use fused...
  19. AC weak

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    sorry for the stupid questions, can you suggest diagnostic tests?
  20. AC weak

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    how much for new fan? how hard to install?
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