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  1. 2002 Exterior Trim? Help!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sorry if this topic has already been covered but I couldn't find it anywhere. I'm looking for the exterior trim that runs along each door; (one strip is painted, the other is chrome-ish) I tried to include a picture i hope it works. It's the trim along my rear driver side door. It is completely...
  2. Ahhh! Stop engine oil light!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Things Ive fixed in the last year: -radiator -cluth fan -new fan blade -thermostat -water pump -timing belt -tensioner -windshield wipers -hood lift Now the stop engine, oil pressure light came on!!! My sister took my car from WI to IL and on way back the light came on!! They checked oil level...
  3. Ahhh!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So first off I want to thank the members that are very detailed in their responses! I have been on here the last few days reading post about potential solutions to the problem I have been having with my Passat. It is a 1999 1.8. I was almost positive the things I tried would have cleared it...
  4. ahhh wont pass inspection!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i think my 5 spd 99 passat v6 has finally run into the ground....or has it? it has 180k on it, still runs amazingly smooth and well. never has not started or broken down on me. but needs ball joints all around. tie rod ends, a bunch of sensors, 2 new cats. bassicly around 2000 in parts or...
  5. Ahhh pulled over

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Was doing 78 in a 55 at 1am... Was going down a hill and gained speed... Luckily the cop was feeling nice and just gave me a seat belt ticket (hah i had my seatbelt on too)!! Instead of a 245$ fine i now have a nice 37$ one... Not too worried about paying the ticket off, just worried about my...
  6. AHHH... Cracks in Axle?!

    B5 Garage
    I JUST (two days ago) bought a 2000 1.8t passat with 108k on it. I was reading some threads earlier today about TRE and figured i'd try to check my own. In doing so i found that the drivers side axle (i think it's the axle... it's a black painted shaft towards running perp to the wheel, looks...
  7. Ahhh, yet another window regulator failure!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Last night on the way home I decided to lower my windows since it was so nice out, only to have my pleasurable drive crushed by the sound of the window stopping and the motor continuing to run!!!! This is the same regulator that was supposedly fixed under warranty a year ago (I think, will have...
  8. AHHH!!! ~ new! w/ pictures!

    B5 Garage
    well im not sure if any of you guys have read my many recent rambling posts, but im in the process of changing the alternator on my '99 V6 passat. im not sure what those crazy germans were thinking but working on a chevy is much easier. anyway, here are some pics for you all to enjoy. the only...
  9. AHHH YEAH W8 baby!!

    New Member Introductions
    So I picked up my W-8 Passat last week, I work at a VW dub dealer and was looking at buying a new Passat 4 mo. But just couldnt bring my self to do it without a manual. Then I took in this baby on trade for a 07 T-reg. Woooosh, really love it Deep Black, 6 speed manual, grey leather...
  10. Ahhh, British programming.

    Anything Auto
    Top Gear offers many a service for the everyday citizen... don't think I would have made it by another day without this one!
  11. ahhh i cant see in the rain

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So whenever i drive in the rain i cant i turn on my wipers....oh no now i can see less because the whole windsheided is covered in some foggy residue left over by the wiper blades. (after a while it seems to go away).... so i replaced the wiper blades. Now after the 3rd or 4th use i...
  12. Ahhh E Brake

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Last night my glasses were on my dash and as I made I turn they fell off. SO at the next light I pulled the E brake up to stop the car from going foward as I reached for my glasses. I felt the brakes draging a bit so I pulled over to a lot and pulled the E brake alll the way up and all the way...
  13. AHHH my wheel

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Here is the story. Last night I notice that my passat is taking the littleist bumps really hard so I pull over to find my rear driver side tire to be flat( It was holding some air) It is 2:00 am and I am on a very dark road, so I pull over as far as I can to give myself some room to work. After...
  14. Ahhh, Christmas in June!?!? (couple of pics)

    Anything Auto
    I now have about 90% of the valvetrain; only things missing are 16 pushrods, to be determined after I degree the cam: This is going to be a fun summer now!
  15. Ahhh yes, Eibach Pro-System and ... (EDIT: sell my wheels?)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    11/15/2003 I know it may sound a bit psychotic (if I spelled that right), but I am actually thinking of selling my brand new 17" wheel setup in favor of the same wheels in their 18" variation. I guess this is just a teaser to see if anyone here would want to buy my 17x8" ASA AR1 wheels with...