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  1. HID Headlights affecting radio recpetion??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I have installed 6k HID headlights into my passat with a shorty antenna. The antenna reception is pretty good in the daylight but as soon as I switch my headlights the reception turns to crap. My guess is that headlights are drawing too much power? My battery is weak? Just wondering if anyone...
  2. CV Axle affecting ABS?

    B5 Garage
    Just had front CV axles replaced on my 99 Passat, and while there's no more crunching when I turn a corner (hooray), the ABS light came on and will not go off. And, occassionally when braking it now slips before it grabs. Was told it's a result of the new CV axles not fitting with the...
  3. ABSmodule affecting throttle?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I just took my ABS module out of my 04 w8 ( bosch part number 0 265 950 090 if any one has one they want to sell before I sent it out to be rebuilt ) and now my throttle is alot more sensitive. It give you a basic idea before If i was driving ( any gear) and eased my foot on or off the gas...
  4. Oil supply line, affecting CCT?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have been looking around for 2 Cam chain tensioners as my engine rattle has been getting worse over the past 1.5 years since my TB job. One shop I stoped in at (German shop), suggested I try cleaning/blowing out the oil supply line going from the oil pump to the cam chain tensioners. Does this...
  5. Headlight Switch Affecting FM Radio

    Mobile Electronics
    I have a euroswitch and I was driving today listening to the radio because I left my ipod at home, and when I turned my headlights on (last right turn on euroswitch) from the city lights the radio produced a noticable amount of static. Every time I went back to city it would get clear(er) again...
  6. Brake booster affecting idle?

    B5 Garage
    So figure this one out. For several weeks I've been experiencing stumbling at idle. Not all the time, just intermittant until. . .I figured out that I can recreate it everytime when: 1. I park and put it in park. 2. I take my foot off the brake. Then it starts to stumble like a cylinder is...
  7. Recent Factors affecting Tire Pricing

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Wave of Inflation Hits Tire Prices -
  8. Major Recall affecting 1999-2005 Passats 410,000 Passats

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  9. Cold Weather affecting MPG?

    B5 Garage
    Is this the norm with the passats. I have noticed my mpg have gone from 28 mixed driving to 24-26. I just installed new plugs and have a fuel filter I need to do it also. I figured our car would run better in the cold?