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  1. 1998 GLS - Key Fob

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Looking for some guided help and or solution(s). I am wanting the original key fob for 1998 GLS sedan. Shown below. Can I assume the square/rectangle ones will not work because of differences in transmitter frequencies? Are these older ones programmable with VCDS like the newer B5.5 ones?
  2. Door won’t open 1998 B5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Door is stuck shut. I can hear the latch doing something when I pull either the inside or outside latch. Tried locking and unlocking. How do I fix this without being able to open the door?
  3. need replacement knuckles for my 1998 Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I need to replace my control arms - they are super totally really shot. I am having the pinch bolt issue. I only have one car so I cannot pull it all apart and mess around with it - or take the knuckles to NAPA or something like that. I would like to find a pair of already stripped ones and...
  4. 1998 Passat Wagon - Driver door locked won't unlock

    New Member Introductions
    When I went to unlock the car with the key, it was very hard to turn it. I was afraid I was going to break the key. I finally got it to the up/down position and could get it out. Now the door will no unlock from outside or inside. I was able to get in from the passenger side. When I try to...
  5. Audi TT wheels on a 1998 B5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Been looking for some wheels and acquired these Audi TT 9 spoke wheels for a steal. Just thought I would post this, they are a great fit on a stock suspension.
  6. Part out 1998 1.8t

    Parts For Sale
    Trying to get rid of my 1998 1.8t 5-speed sedan; The good; AEB engine with good turbo, new head approx 70k miles ago neuspeed chip diesel geek short-shifter (pretty rare) neuspeed sport springs bilsteins (rears need to be rebuilt)...
  7. 1998 1.8T Front Wheel Bearing

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My son's car has a bad front (passenger) wheel bearing. The wheel is flopping around. Problem is, his pinch bolt is seized. Tight. And I have neither air tools nor a real blue wrench. I know we can get the axle out without removing the pinch bolt, though it isn't easy. And it seems we...
  8. Help identifying the broken part - 1998 VW passsat 1.8T

    B5 Garage
    Identifying the broken part - 1998 VW passsat 1.8T Hi, I have a 1998 VW passt 1.8T auto with AEB engine. I am not sure about broken part in the attached pics. Its below the intake manifold and hard to see. Can someone please help me identify the same? I looked around the forum it seems like...
  9. 1998 Passat wagon 1.8t autoatic for parts in NC

    Parts For Sale
    I just picked up this wagon for the AEB long block. The car has 115k miles, water got on the passenger side floor board and it won't move due to a damaged transmission computer. https://asheville.craigslist.org/pts/6209185197.html Selling parts for cheap. I can also be reached at...
  10. Alternator question 1998, 1.8T, SW

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, 1998, 1.8t I had to get the alternator replaced at a German repair shop about two months ago after the battery light came on. They put in a reman Bosch 90A alternator. When I turn the AC on, the rpm drops and fluctuates as if the car is about to shut off. Then stabilizes...
  11. Passat b5 1.9 TDI AFN 1998 max power with stock nozzles?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi. Setup: Garrett gt1749va .205 stock nozzles stock pump What is the max power for stock nozzles and bigger turbo? Can I reach 150 hp?
  12. Mysterious intermittent engine stall 1.9 TDI AFN 1998

    B5 Garage
    Hi. My engine will sometimes stall when accelerating hard. This only seems to happen on cold engine. Also only happens once, never twice in a row. It can be weeks inbetween each time. Sometimes just hours. I notice lack of power before it is about to happen. No check engine lights or codes...
  13. 1998 Wagon 1.8 T ABT Engine Diagnosis HELP

    B5 Garage
    Hi Everyone :wrench:. Just bought a 1998 1.8 T 5 speed manual with 140K miles. The only thing the seller knew about it was it had a new clutch put in at 120K miles and the oil was changed at Jiffy Lube. :hmmm: Very clean original condition inside and out. Has all the original emergency kit...
  14. Noob just bought a 1998 B5 Wagon for $1800

    New Member Introductions
    Hello forum :P I just bought a 1998 B5 ATW Wagon for a song but I have some work ahead. 5 speed manual, all original with 140K miles. Very clean car on the outside. Only thing I know is that it has been a Jiffy Lube car all its life and had a new clutch installed at 120K. It had not been...
  15. 1998 B5 Wagon, parts car

    Vehicles For Sale
    Anyone interested in a parts wagon in the Chicago area? 1998, 1.8 auto, 217k, in an accident, front end swayed. Two days earlier some one backed into it and broke the tail light. Fan blades a broken, but my son was able to driver her home. Have a set of winter tires that have a season or two...
  16. 1998 Passat Door cable

    New Member Introductions
    Hi... I think the door cable has snapped on my drivers door, I went to open it and something broke!!! Is it an easy fix?? Can anyone assist me with how I go about it? Its a 20v 1.8T Thanks.
  17. 1998 passat from NJ

    New Member Introductions
    Hey guys een lookin over the forums for a week or two now. Desided it was time to introduce my self i recently bought a nice B5 with a hand full of miles on it and minor maintenance issues. with those almost all out of the was it time for some fun. the car is the AEB motor paired with the 5...
  18. 1998 B5 blower motor

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My heater blower motor isn't working, Im fairly new to the car so besides the fuse panel inside the vehicle I don't know where else to look for a problem besides the motor itself. Is there a blower motor relay?
  19. correct battery size for 1998 passat variant (estate) 1.9 TDI

    New Member Introductions
    Anyone know the correct battery size and Spec for 1998 passat variant (estate) 1.9 TDI
  20. Passat B5 3b 1998 - AC Fan problem (no relay)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Since I became an owner of my Passat, the A/C fan has not been working at all, no matter the temperature or a/c mode. I have been trying to investigate it so I checked supplying voltage and I measure 0V. I looked under the steering wheel in order to check the relay but I realised there's no...
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