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  1. B5 Garage
    Hello passatworld, The problem I am having is a bit strange. The car appears to want to shut down when driving it or at idle at times. What happens is car tries to shut down like it doesn't have any voltage or something, cel blinks during and the 173 relay toggles out of control. What I'm...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hi, I have a 2003 passat and after replacing bulbs, pulling relay 173 and trying a different headlight switch my headlights still don't work! I'm lost as to what to do now. :mad:
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been trying to find a wiring diagram for the 173 relay. I have one I pulled from my old B5 I was thinking about using it on a different car. After some research this is my guess: 30 : +12V 85 : Ground 86 : Switch voltage 87a: Always on (assuming no voltage on 86) M : ? Input (Switch)...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is this where relay 173 is supposed to be? I installed HIDs and went to pull it out, but could not find it. If it's not the empty slot, does anyone know where it is supposed to be? (pics?) I searched and came up empty (the story of my life at times...) I'm pretty sure the DRL was running...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I work at a Lexus dealership, and today while filling up a 2010 ES 350 with Mobil's Super + 93 octane, normally at 4.29 a gallon, I let the pump go till it cut off. Looked at the total price, 38 bucks. I was like hell no, since the car was beyond empty. So I keep trying to top it off, but it...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    One of the drl has been removed so that i can get a new one because it died. Now the headlights are my drl, is the relay like flipped because the bulb blew out and i just need to replace it?
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So today, I dropped off the 5.5 at the mechanic to get the CTS replaced, CEL cleared, and the upper shock mounts and bolts replaced on the rear suspension. 1) The car is much faster now that the CTS has been replaced. It already seemed pretty quick to me, but with the sensor replaced, it is...
  8. WTB/WTT Section
    Anybody have one laying around that they'd be willing to send to me? My car came w/o the relay, and I'd like to reactivate the DRL function. Will be glad to PayPal a few $ to cover shipping... Thanks!:thumbup: Bob
  9. B5 Garage
    took out my relay in a V6 2000 passat, but there are only 5 pins, numbered 2, 4,5,6,7 and 8. No 'tfl' pin whatsoever. Which of the numbered pins do i cut off to dissable daytime running lights on this particular 173 relay :banghead:?
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1999 Passat Wagon 1.8T AEB 169k (owned it for four weeks) I was having a battery drain issue so I ordered a new alternator, while I was waiting for it to arrive I thought it would be a good time to disable my...
  11. B5 Garage
    1999 Passat Wagon 1.8T AEB 169k (owned it for four weeks) I was having a battery drain issue so I ordered a new alternator, while I was waiting for it to arrive I thought it would be a good time to disable my daytime running lamps. I did so by removing the 173 relay as detailed in the forum...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I went to install my HID's and before I had them the DRL's were off. Now when I go to turn on the lights the yellow city lights show up with the HID's even when the switch is PULLED. A euroswitch is on the way and I know I could unplug the harness for the city lights (but I think that affects...
  13. B5 Garage
    I just installed some HIDs, so I removed relay 173. Worked great, no DRLs so I don't have to worry about my lights. Here is my question. I noticed that the sidemarker lights on my front bumper don't light up anymore. Did anyone else notice this? And what else is disabled by removing the relay...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Now my beep is gone when i lock the car, whats going on? The beep when you press the lock button on the remote :confused:
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I removed the relay (173) for the DRL's and now my drivers side blinker arrow in the gauge cluster won't turn off. Also when I put the blinker on to turn left the gauge cluster lights blink instead of the blinker. It never had any issues before I removed the relay. Any...
  16. B5 Garage
    OK, I got the Euroswitch installed. Works fine. I got the Hella HIDs installed. Work fine. Now I want to remove the relay so that the HIDs don't come on every time I turn the key. I have removed the cover on the left side of the dash. I have peered deep into where the fuses and relays live...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does removing relay 173 disable anything else besides the DRL's? am i suppose to completely remove it and leave it out? and finally are there any disadvantages for leaving it out? Thanx in advance, Fred
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