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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am looking to swap my original 90HP 1999 TDI engine with a passat B5.5 1.9TDI 130HP one. I am positive that I am not the first with this idea yet I just can't seem to find any threads on this specific conversion. Has anyone had experience with this? What needs to be done (clutch, computer?)...
  2. B5 Garage
    I have an issue... My b5 Passat door is stuck in the lock position. I have already come to the reality that I will probably have to replace the locking cel. But the issue is, I can't even open the door to begin with from the inside or out. How it feels you may ask? Well on the outside it feels...
  3. B5 Garage
    Yeah Guys so I'm having this problem where my car is smoking like crazy out of the exhaust and from the engine around the turbo area... Not sure if it is the turbo but the leak is white smoke kinda thick and lots of it as I rev the car... at first I thought it could have been some oil leaked...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ive got a 99 Passat GLS, 2.8L V6, auto. About a week ago I parked the car and put up the E brake. Later that night I came back to the car, started it, put down the brake but the light didnt go off on the dash. Then I notice I have no head lights when I went to turn them on. I started looking...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am looking for a set of caliper carriers for a 99 B5 Passat. Email me istay at comcast dot net Thanks
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just had my turn signal switch replaced $274 parts and labor... I have no idea how this thing broke..it just got so loose...I woudl signal right and after completing the turn, instead of returning to center position, it would go all the way to the left turn position... (and blink left!)...
  7. B5 Garage
    Just recently at 97K miles my 99 GLS (bought new) has started really chattering over small bumps in the road. At 80K I did all control arms, ball joints and tie rod ends to the upgraded Mehle pieces. So I assume that it is strut bearings ?? My car is not lowered, has the original shocks, which...
  8. B5 Garage
    My air bag warning started to flash intermittently. Finally I got the capability to read the code which was 65535. It says something like" external sources, poor ground connection or positive connection to control unit J234". I've checked all the grounds, and easily accessible connectors I...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sigh... Took car in this morning after noticing a drop of oil on the bottom timing belt cover and there was a 01 A6 2.7t 6spd in silver with black leather for the asking price of 25K I Love my B5 but I REALLY like this A6... Offer is $26K (retail) for the A6 and $9K (2500 over trade in) for my...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi All I have a similar problem as describe by someone a while ago with a squeaking interior fan (or a periodic clicking noise) once the climatronic is turned off the noise disappears Has anyone got tothe bottom of this problem? does it mean a new interior fan ££££££££ Any help appreciated R
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