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  1. Ac acting up

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So in the last 4 days I've driven over 1200 miles, ac (climatronic) was working fine and after stopping for dinner it wouldn't read outside temp and it was blowing hot air. Checked all fuses and not sure if that reset it or what. Has anyone experienced this before? Sent from my iPhone using...
  2. Door locks acting weird.

    B5 Garage
    All 4 door locks fail to lock or unlock with the key fob, lock switches or turning the key. The trunk lock however responds. And the anti lock out still activates when trying to lock the driver door with it open. Any ideas. Locks fuse looks good.
  3. Not a Noob But Acting like one

    New Member Introductions
    I am not sure if this post goes here or into the off-topic. If I have posted wrongly please let me know. I am in the midst of trying to figure out why the right rear speaker is cutting in and out. My 8 year old says it isn't her fault, the 7 yr old says it is and the well you get the idea...
  4. Fog lights acting up

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My fog lights started acting up a couple of nights ago, they didn't turn on at all 2 nights ago, last night only one of them was on when I first started the car, after getting home, 10 minutes later they both were on. Ideas?
  5. ABS acting strange

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So... Snow started to drop here in MTL. My brake are fine in dry conditions, I have installed new rotors and pads this spring. Now whenever I brake on a slippery road, the ABS (which I assume it is) kicks in. But when it activates I hear a strange "grinding" noise (unusually loud). ABS light...
  6. Cruise control acting up

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    You'll all have to pardon me, because I'm fairly inexperienced to working on cars much (especially any car with any sort of computer), but I'd like to pick yall's brains with regards to cruise control. I've got a 1999 passat with the 1.8L turbo and standard transmission. While driving the...
  7. Window and lock switches acting up!

    B5 Garage
    Hello everyone! I think this is my first post :) I have a 2003 Passat GLS Wagon 1.8T Automatic. After having my car broken into by way of prying/breaking the driver door window, some electrical things have not been working properly. There were no signs of damage anywhere except the broken...
  8. brakes are acting up 30 degrees farenheit

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    this morning power brakes weren't working and it was below freezing out. i pumped them a bit, no improvement. they worked but i need to put all my weight on the pedal to stop. after a few blocks and the temp up to operating at 190, they started working as usual. any ideas on what to the problem...
  9. Pleeez help!! Transmission acting crazy after fluid added & now car barely moves!

    B5 Garage
    Hi Everyone! I have a very big problem and am beside myself. Anyone who may have any idea or advice, I thank you for reading in advance! Have a 2002 Passat 1.8T, 118,000 miles. About a year ago (at 100,00 mi.), I had a bunch of work done at the VW dealer (timing belt, water pump...
  10. air conditioning acting weird

    New Member Introductions
    hi there I recently started to have some issues with my air contioning when I turn it on it works for about a minute or so then the colling fan stop working and the cold air stop I charged it in a garage but was told that the compressor is bad even if the high pressure line has a good pressure...
  11. My B5 is acting like it's possessed

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    About two weeks ago while out at my best friends house I started cleaning out my car. First thing I did was pull the mats out and was shocked to find water in the floorboard. BFF immediately popped the hood and discovered water was pooling around the battery so he disconnected the battery and...
  12. '01 Passat Sedan power windows acting up - have codes but still can't figure it out

    B5 Garage
    Greetings all. New to me '01 Passat sedan. Driver's window regulator failed with window down, ended up replacing regulator and motor as original motor was destroyed when forcibly removing the regulator panel (had to get window up in time to leave car at the airport and catch my flight..)...
  13. Brakes are acting funny...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001.5 1.8t, basically my brakes have been really soft and it seems like it takes too much to bring my car to a stop. I had to hit the brakes the other day and it waaay to long and I almost hit the car in front of me. Do I simply need new brakes or could this something else?
  14. 2000 passat transmission acting funny

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all I have a 2000 passat v6 with a automatic transmission, I was on the highway yesterday and 2x the car shifted down by itself from 5th to 4th gear, I was able to go to tiptronic and push it manually into 5th and it was fine. I noticed when I bought the car it had a slight tranny leak which...
  15. Alarm acting wierd

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So i have 2001 passat wagon. Last week something strange is happening. At first,when i used to lock the car with the remote,all doors did lock but there was no light flashing signaling the lock down. Now when i lock with the remote,the turn signal flash 2 times.(I dont know why the signals begun...
  16. Need some help. Passat acting strange when cold.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi! Sorry if my English is not 100% good. I have a VW Passat, AVF engine. 2004 mod. 4Motion. 128 000 km. I have change EGR, airfilter, MAP sensor. The EGR was leaking. Also tried to block it but got error, so i bought a new one. The problem: Often i feel the car acting strange, not 100%...
  17. Acting up after TIP upgrade. Need help!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, to start, I have an 03 1.8t auto. I got the whip tuned just a couple days ago. 2+ from gonzo, love it, pulls great. So today I put in a samco turbo inlet pipe. I also put in a new hyperboost diverter valve and n75j race valve. After install, I took it for a spin and noticed a whistling sound...
  18. Fuel Gauge acting up.

    B5 Garage
    Driving home from school i stopped at Taco Bell drive through and in line i noticed that my Fuel Gauge was going up and down like 3 mm.. slowly.. To descover that when driving this wouldn't happen. I had this problem 3 years ago when i got it and went to do the emissions and they inserted the...
  19. Driver Door lock acting funny

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Spring semester is almost over so I will be trying to remedy some small issue with ebony. So I tired doing a search, my symptoms are the slightly different for my dirver dooe lock. The lock does lock and unlock, but when I unlock turn the car on and turn off then lock it with the key fob I have...
  20. Just had an oil change and car is acting weird

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone, I just had an oil change done yesterday and since then my car has been acting crazy. It's revving high on take off and shooting into gear and when slowing down sometimes feels like its slamming into lower gear. It is an automatic tiptronic. Is it possible that something might...
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