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  1. Super Annoying Rattle / Vibration

    New Member Introductions
    Good evening all...I have been struggling for a while now driving my 2012 VW Passat 3.6L. There is some sort of awful vibration or rattle coming from what I think is behind the passenger back seat. At first it almost seem like some sort of blown speaker because that is kind of what it sounds...
  2. New (to me) 98 Passat B5 starting / running but not idling. Annoying whine included

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all, I purchased a '98 Passat 1.8l turbo 20v for $500. It's garaged right now and does turn over but doesn't idle without constant gas. There is a vacuum line disconnected on the intake manifold. Could that cause the idle to cut off? Also, note in the video what sounds like belts rubbing...
  3. What's the weirdest/most annoying thing your Passat does?

    New Member Introductions
    I have an 03 Passat with 237k+ miles on it, so obviously it has a few problems. A buddy of mine has a 00 Passat and I swear as soon as one of our cars had a problem the other one decided it also wanted to have the same problem. So with that being said, what's the most annoying recurring problem...
  4. Very Annoying and costly coolant problem

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have an 03 VW Passat with the 1.8 engine and recently its been leaking coolant and overheats quickly It doesn't happen when idle and it seems to happen when I go over a certain speed. So far I have been checking for leaks and so far haven't found any. I can top the reservoir off before I...
  5. Annoying ABS/Brake issues continue

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I purchased the '03 V6/5spd GLX Variant (110k when purchased) as it's fourth (4th) owner in July 2010. The following is a running list of brake issues; the first two (2) problems made me contemplate if it was a failed ABS module; and if I should have it rebuilt. Brake issue #1 (fixed): This...
  6. Annoying noise from the left dash area.

    New Member Introductions
    I just bought 2003 Volkswagen Passat and there is an annoying noise coming from the left side of the dash area when I'm driving. It's not constant and it sounds like a switch but not like the turn signal click. It also comes on more often when I'm driving over 100 kilometers per hour and it's...
  7. Does it exist (fix annoying problem)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok so I"ve had my passat for a few years now and I love the hell out of it. The one thing that annoys the :mad: out of me is that the visor doesn't extend out when put at the drivers window position, therefore doesn't block the sun unless you are sitting six inches from the wheel. Is there a...
  8. Left Blinker isn't Working?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I was driving the other weekend and I flipped my blinker down to turn left. The left green indicator arrow on my dash blinked very quickly about 2 times then stopped, and I heard the "blinker sound" quickly coming from the hazard switch relay. I thought to myself that it must be my relay...
  9. W8 annoyances and W8 vs Phaeton

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone! Bare with me, I figured one giant post is better than a billion little ones: I own a 2002 W8 with 116000 on the dial. I got this car to replace me old 1995 Audi A6. The W8 does a lot of things as well, if not better than the old Audi :thumbup: , but there are a couple things that...
  10. 2002 Passat GLX 4 motion wagon - couple annoying issues - clock and rear door locks

    B5 Garage
    Hi, I have a 2002 Passat wagon (GLX 4 motion). Bought it with 113K miles a year ago and it's been ok, but these two things are annoying. the rear door locks don't work. both sides. The woman that owned the car never used the back seat (she said) so opening/closing especially on the passenger...
  11. Weird vibration issue. Annoying as hell

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I have this weird vibration issue that happens whenever I gas or accelerate the car. It does not happen when coasting, cruising, or braking. I do have 15mm hub and wheel centric spacers in front and 17.5mm in the rear. I made sure they fit and they have no play in them when being mounted. I...
  12. Interesting / amusing / annoying issue. Tail-lights

    B5 Garage
    Problem Solved. Tail-light rotated too far So, recently we moved from san diego to phoenix. The problem occured somewhere between point-a and point-b. When i hit my brakes, my cluster and front signals go on, when i have my headlights set to off. The brakelights turn on when i turn on my...
  13. Annoying Shifter Problem

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok Since everyone is pretty damn helpful around here and since the dealership hasn't been able to figure anything out, I thought I would pose this annoyance to the group here. Since Day 1 of my '04 Passat 1.8t (Manual Shifter) I have had a problem where the shifter doesn't always want to engage...
  14. Annoying Noise

    B5 Garage
    He guys i have and 2000 passat and i have a squeelish type noise i just took a vid so i didn't have to sound like a [email protected]$$ sounding it out with works hahah check it out and please help if you no the issue or what belt or pulley or barring it is
  15. ANNOYING Vag-Com

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys, I am not having a great time. Many problems with my passat, but just to add to my frustration: I just heard of the wondrous thing called Vag-Com, so I attempted to purchase a cable and software from eBay. It was 10 quid, where can you go wrong? well it seems that I have gone wrong...
  16. Annoying repetitive clicking when heat is on

    B6 Garage
    I just started regularly using the heat in my '07 (picked it up in the spring so not much need until now) During a road trip this weekend, this repetitive clicking from behind the dash started up. There will be a series of clicks, then it'll stop for a minute or two then start over. It doesn't...
  17. Minor but annoying problem

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So here is my car: And here is the front of my car: (your looking at the rub strips) And here is my problem: I can push it in so it looks like this: but it quickly pops back out again. So how can i fix it? Does it need to be replaced? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks :)
  18. LED Help!!! Looks coold but annoying as hell...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I have installed LED turn signals and obviously they blink fast, I know I know put a resistor and it solves your problem. We dont really have an easy way to do that since there is no wire going straight to the bulb, goes to the headlight all together. What I want to know is if there is a...
  19. annoying rattle behind dash any fixes?

    B6 Garage
    whenever i down shift at high rpms or drive to high rpms there is an annoying metallic rattle i hear. either in the dash or the engine bay. anyone have this issue and fixed it? i know there was some bolt behind the cluster i tore tht apart and checked i and found no nut. if i missed it ill check...
  20. Weird and highly annoying squeaking

    B5 Garage
    So yesterday out of no where I got this weird, high pitched squeaking every time I went over a road bump. I thought it was something rubbing against something in the back seat or in the cargo area... bubkiss. When I opened the hatch, it made a long squeak like I've never heard before (it always...
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