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  1. 1.8T Engine Knocks On Cold Start And Goes Away

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, My Passat 1.8T is making a strange noise at cold start up. Oil level is fine and I don't have a dry start knock like it's low on oil pressure but the knock fades in after a minute on start up then I hear something click and it goes away. Could I be hearing detonation like a knock sensor...
  2. Parking and Tail lights staying on

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2004 Passat that has the parking lights and tail lights staying on after the car is shut off. It will run the battery dead, so I have to disconnect the battery when I'm done driving it. I suspected moisture under the driver's side carpeting and it was definitely wet. I got everything...
  3. And a new guys second post

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone once again
  4. Frustrated and running out of time (CEL ISSUES)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok so first and foremost the car is a 2004 Passat V6 with 190,000 miles on it. I have to go through emissions testing in a month and have a problem resulting in check engine lights which will make me fail. The CEL’s are as follows: P0058, P0161, P0421 P0058 and P0161 indicate a problem with...
  5. Front Door Latch - Removal while Door Closed and Locked...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ...never heard/read of the door lock/latch mechanism failing (locked) quite like this. Think it's a Rockwell design. It's the '99 Passat. Regardless of door lock rod position, the passenger's front door won't open, from the inside or outside. Interior panel is off and about to loosen those...
  6. FS: Oil Pressure Gauge and Dual Gauge Pod

    Parts For Sale
    New South Performance Oil Pressure Gauge - Partial Kit $30 + shipping Same as this kit HERE but missing the following: - The actual oil pressure sensor. You will need to order that HERE ($40). - These little bits: Please note the scratch on the gauge face. Otherwise in good, working...
  7. My rear door won't open, and multiple doors take multiple pulls to open ...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    .... and I don't care!! :) I dread the Passat doors, and only a regulator or regulator clip breaking would force me back in. Properly dealing with the water seal is the biggest bitch. I use that 3M strip caulk, which works great, but is horrible to manage. It's such weird behavior, it used...
  8. 2003 Passat rough idled and died, now won’t crank over

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I want to start by thanking everyone for help in advance. So the whole story. We bought the car, 2003 Passat 1.8t, with a bad oil pump. Long story short we ended up replacing the motor. Well my father in law cause I’m less than confident doing so in a VW. Put new timing belt and tensioners in...
  9. Heated mirrors and epoxy

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all, So my driver side mirror glass was 90% of the way to falling off, and so I removed it and then used some harbor freight epoxy to glue it back on. Now the question I have is will the heated mirrors still work as intended and will the heat loosen the epoxy to the point that it falls off...
  10. FM and SAT Keeps Switching to BT-Audio

    New Member Introductions
    I just bought a pre-owned 2013 Passat SE 2.5. I have my phone connected to Bluetooth. The problem I'm having is that when I try to listen to the radio (FM or SAT) it keeps switching back to BT-Audio all by itself and I have to keep pressing the FM or SAT button. Sometimes it happens by...
  11. Car says doors and bootlid are open

    New Member Introductions
    Hi! My car is saying my drivers side door, passenger rear door, and bootlid are open(LHD) Its the same symptoms as in this thread: Cant find...
  12. why do so many read a post with a question and not reply with an answer?

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
  13. CCTA MY09 Engine EPC and CEL codes limp mode

    B6 Garage
    Hi there, I recently had my 2.0T 09 CCTA passat stall out at idle multiple times with no CEL. I pulled a few codes and booked an appointment at the mechanic. Codes were fuel mix and MAF implausible signal and oxygen (lambda) too rich/intermittent, ECM Power relay opens too. The next day i had...
  14. 2006 VW Passat 2.0T Issues (Check Engine Code P0171 & P2540)

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey guys, New to the forum obviously but I got a 2006 VW Passat a few weeks ago off of a guy I work with who didn't need it anymore. I just needed a point A to point B car for work and he sold it to me pretty cheap. The Key Fob doesn't work (key does, but you can hear the parts shaking around...
  15. ECM & #30 Relay

    B5 Garage
    Hello to all on PassatWorld forum. I will get straight to the point. I have owned my 2000 Passat 1.8T 5spd sense 2003 and have throuly enjoy it over the years and the slow modding of it. So, lowered on ST coilovers, Rear sway bar, MBC, cat delete with down pipe install, K&N filter and 2.0...
  16. I am End and new to the forum

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, need to do this step to be able to post thread in a near future :lol: So i hope i am not too ridiculous
  17. Winter rims and tires

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Posted im the tire section, but not getting feedback from anyone... Thought id try here too. I'm new to VW and to my Passat. It's 2010 Wagon highline, 6spd I'm going to need winter tires and would like to get rims (steel if possible) for winter. Can I put on 16" rims even if my stock ones are...
  18. Winter Tires and Rims

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I'm new to VW and to my Passat. It's 2010 Wagon highline, 6spd I'm going to need winter tires and would like to get rims (steel if possible) for winter. Can I put on 16" rims even if my stock ones are the 18"'s ? Will it be too much sidewall? What size should I be looking at putting on if...
  19. Noob here with 99 V6 and 04 TDI Passats

    New Member Introductions
    Hi don't really get the reason for the 2 post rule but here I am. Looking for help on several items and Searching in specific model forums - How do I do that? 99 Manual V6 wagon Getting serious feeling of engine roll in 1st. All motor mounts look solid and fronts are not leaking, how can I...