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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ‘03 GLS V6 Replaced ‘bad’ battery but next day new one was dead. Alternator tested 0V output at the shop. Fix it myself. Put the front end in service mode. Pigtail for the alternator is gone, single blue wire hanging down beside the alternator. Well no wonder it was 0V output. Can’t find...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2004 V6 4motion Hi folks, My story begins about 12~13 months ago. I'll state the facts, and you can tell me if these issues are from a possibility of one source, or if I may likely have multiple problems. 13 months ago the car would sometimes need more than one turn of the key to crank, until...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I went through all 700 steps to get to the alternator and have removed the two mounting bolts for the alternator itself, but the alternator still doesn't seem to want to budge. I thought it would just kinda fall out, but I can even seem to move it by hand. Any suggestions? The two bolts I...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I posted previously about the noise coming from the front end of my car: https://www.passatworld.com/forums/volkswagen-passat-b5-discussion/562557-how-check-serpentine-belt-pulleys.html The noise went away from many weeks but now it's back and the noise stays long enough for me to get the...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Took a 2 hour trip and 1 hour and 30 minutes in my car beeps and says alternator workshop and battery light comes on. I drove rest of way picked my mom up and went to wal mart and battery light was still on but no problems. Took her home and headed back home and a little over and hour later my...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello. 2005 glx wagon V6. Driving today an alert beeped on the dash and my battery light came on. I continued on my way home and as I drove more and more warning lights came on and I could tell the battery was draining. Eventually the car started losing power and I had to pull into a lot. I...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So my friend has been back and forth with this mechanic (not a VW specialist) like five times, because the problem never seems completely fixed. I don't know much about it, and I'm totally unfamiliar with the 1.8T, other than it also has an accessory belt (unlike my V6). So after all this...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I’m looking at swapping the stock 90amp alternator on my car for a 120 amo which I know is a direct fit. I just found out that there is a 150 amp alternator. Does anyone know if the 150 is a direct fit aswell. My reason for changing the alternator out is with my audio setup, the voltage is...
  9. Parts For Sale
    Have these items for sale from my 2004 Passat. all have 88k miles and work perfectly Starter = 06B 911 023A Bosch $50 Alternator = 06B 903 016D Valeo $50 SAIP = 06A 959 253B Pierburg $50 CAT - 8D0131792HP $90 All Prices plus shipping Have pics. PM me your email and I can send them to you
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2002 30V ATQ with 206K and its on its second alternator since 165K. For a few days, upon startup, I get the dashboard battery light and the Alternator Workshop message which turns off in about 6 seconds, but the battery light stays on. The battery is almost 2 years old. I took the car...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So...out for a sunday drive. Alternator workshop message flashes up with the usual VW beep. No noticeable difference in the way it drove, just what sounded like a slipping belt. Thought ok...turn around head home and take a look. Opened the bonnet and was shocked to see the alternator pulley had...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After I dropped my kid to school this morning, I couldn't start engine . It cranked a second then stopped . Radio worked fine. One nice guy helped me to jump -start the car. I wonder whether it is battery or alternator . My car is 2005 Passat 1.8T wagon with auto transmission . It has 149k...
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  14. New Member Introductions
    What's so embarrassing about an alternator that they had to hide it like that on my 2000 Passat with a 2.8?
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    They just don't make cars that last any more! Only 15 years and 160K the darn alternator workshop warning came on! After purchasing a new voltage regulator for my bosh 120amp alternator I used this thread to get the job done...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys,new to this forum... Ok,I have Passat b5.5,wagon,1.8T automatic,195kw stage 2 tune... a lots of upgrades I did.... probably,8-9 months ago,I was driving,normally,60km/h,and out of the blue complete black out in cluster... everything just freeze.... I stoped on side of the Rd,turn the car...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, 1998, 1.8t I had to get the alternator replaced at a German repair shop about two months ago after the battery light came on. They put in a reman Bosch 90A alternator. When I turn the AC on, the rpm drops and fluctuates as if the car is about to shut off. Then stabilizes...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My low mileage (65k) 2001.5 FWD passat just started showing the alternator workshop notification on startup, and there is a solid red battery indicator which does not go away. The car is driving fine, no other lights. (I did recently get a DTC which went away after cleaning the MAF, so I don't...
  19. B5 Garage
    My old alternator, 038 903 018 QX, failed and needed to be replaced. I bought a new used one, but somehow managed to read the wrong part-number and got a 028 903 028 (which is the old version of the one I had). It looks similar so I´m considering swapping them anyway, but the wiring is a bit...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, it took me 11 hours and $120 to my friend. We had the hardest time getting it into service position. Had no idea there was a bar that ran behind alternator to one of the bumper protrusions...you know each side has 4 bolts...we couldnt figure out for the life of us why it was not coming...
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