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  1. DIY: B5.5 parking brake cable replacement and adjustment

    B5 Information-Base
    This is a DIY for replacing the parking brake cables for :b55: Passat front wheel drive. If you have to replace one you might as well replace the other. I'm writing this because I have 3 manuals and none of them had all the right directions for doing it (Haynes, Audi A4/B5 Brake Repair and an...
  2. Parking brake adjustment

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Posted this on the VW Vortex forum as well, and hoping someone here might see this and be able to help out in case you don't frequent the Vortex forum. The parking brake on my 2012 SE has very little resistance when I pull up on it. It does engage, but only once the handle is pulled to nearly...
  3. headlight adjustment

    B5 Garage
    looked through manual ans online cant seem to find answer. i know the location of the horizontal and vertical adjustment screws but which one is for vertical adjustment... facing the front leftbside pass and right driver.. is the vertical adjustment the screw closest to center of car or one...
  4. How to fix vertical headlight adjustment w/ pictures

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Like many of you, my headlight adjustment ball and socket disengaged. I read the posts here about this issue and thought I would try to fix the problem. Although my headlights were aftermarket, I did notice that the adjustment screws are marked as to up/down and right/left. Also, while turning...
  5. Need help - Cam Adjustment Malfunction after new CCT installation

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    HELP! I am getting a MIL and 17927 code "Camshaft Adjustment, Bank 1 Malfunction - Sporadic" after replacing both cam chain tensioners on my 2003 V6 (I had a broken pad on one side, and given the mileage I decided to replace them both). To do this job, I removed both cams on both sides, along...
  6. 2002 Passat new headlights, can't adjust height sufficiently

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, I have an old 2002 Passat Wagon, which has been a rock-steady workhorse. I never was satisfied with the lights, and I finally decided to get new headlights, as the lenses were yellow, and the height adjustment was broken and the lights just illuminated the ground in front of the car. I...
  7. Headlight adjustment

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I recently got my 2015 B7 back from the shop after an altercation with a circular table in the middle of Massachusetts Route 128 in Peabody. The passenger's front bumper smashed into the upturned legs of the table. When I got it back, the headlight was adjusted too low compared to the other...
  8. coilover adjustment problems

    B5 Garage
    I have a set of coilovers that i just put in and I was going to adjust the front left one so I raised up the side and I loosened the bottom collar or w/e you call it and when I tried the top it wouldn't go? Am i doing something wrong it would budge just a bit but it move back any ideas or tip...
  9. Seat adjustment doesn't lock

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone, have a little problem with my passenger seat in my 99 Passat and was wondering if anyone knows how to fix this The other day I went to pick up a few things and had to move the passenger seat forward so I could set my groceries on the floor When I lifted the lever that moves the...
  10. How do you Adjust HIDs?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just bought a pair of Euro Bixenon HIDs from another member here and excitedly mounted them in my B5.5. However the passenger side lamp is skewed within the housing so that it reflects off the bottom of the reflector and creates an upward glare. I'm afraid that it may not safe be for...
  11. DBC throttle cable adjustment?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    what does the adjustment on the throttle cable do?(middle of picture). I realize there is a lot of slack in the cable between the part that can be adjusted to the throttlebody. I pulled it a little tighter and moved the clip down 3 notches and re did a throttle body alignment. Still havent...
  12. 17939 - Camshaft Timing Adjustment / 18010 - Power Supply Terminal 30

    B5 Garage
    The car died on the freeway a few weeks back and I had it towed to my work for the time being. It can idle for hours on end but when I tried to take it around the block it dies and wont restart unless I jumped it with another car. The ohm at the CCT sensor is 13.1, which is supposedly ok for...
  13. Waste gate adjustment ??

    B5 Garage
    2001 1.8 t aug stamp. What is the correct adjustment on linkage since I can get to it now ? Thanks for any help.
  14. Idle speed adjustment?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Good morning, crew, I've always been curious as to why the V6 4mo models have a lower idle speed (per Bentley) than V6 FWD models, and whether anyone else has noticed excessive vibration at idle due to the lower speed. The wife's car has been like this since new, and I just never understood why...
  15. B5 xenon light adjustment for European driving?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all I know the b5.5 bi-xenons have a switch for flicking the headlights over for driving abroad Do the OEM b5 units made by hella (not bi-xenons, just dipped beam) have the same feature please? Can't see it anywhere!!!
  16. N75 - how to use the adjustment screw

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone know what the adjustment screw on the N75 boost control valve is doing? What it actually changes? What the effects are from turning clockwise or counter clockwise? I would like to try to 'de-adjust' my current setup since the combination of larger turbo, N75, wastegate...
  17. passat b5 rear camber adjustment

    B5 Garage
    I want to put a bit of negative camber on my rear wheels but I don't have independent suspension I have one solid bar running across . Does anyone out there know how to adjust this?
  18. aftermarket headlight adjustment

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A while back i got some cheap r8 style lights from ebay. they didn't come with any instruction or pieces, just wondering if anyone has any idea how to adjust them. The beams seem to be cross eyed and i cant find anyway to change that. Any help would be appriciated thanks
  19. Timing Adjustment

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone. I have a timing issue with my v6 2.5 TDI. I am not sure if it is retarded or advanced, I think it is advanced... I ran VCSDS on my car and got the following codes: 2 Faults Found: 00550 - Start of Injection Regulation 08-10 - Control Limit Surpassed - Intermittent...
  20. 2013 Passat Hi Beams aimed too high - where is the adjustment?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hello all, First night time drive in the new Passat SEL with the standard US spec halogen lights showed the hi beams to be aimed way high, although the lo beam aiming looks to be just about right. A quick look under the hood revealed the lo beam vertical adjuster, but the hi beam vertical...
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