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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have an '03 Passat W8 that I've had for 7 years. It has had the usual issues, but this time I need what seems to be a Cylinder #3 fuel injector. The VW dealer mechanic doesn't know if the intake manifold needs to be removed to replace #3. Do you know? Also, while I'm at it, I would...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hoping this forum will give me answers to a problem my dealer can't solve.
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    my friends 04 passat 1.8t fwd awm sedan has a problem obd reveals p0135 and there is A LOT of white smoke coming out of exhaust smoke smells almost a little sweet, but on the other hand i wouldnt be surprised if its rather steam than smoke. like water steam. o2 sensors have both been replaced...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've maintained my 2004 Passat 1.8T to the letter, even beyond. At last I have a reliable car, except for one issue just surfacing: the engine is idling rough and some pinging is starting up. I've used Techron that calms down the idling temporarily, and my auto shop removed and cleaned the...
  5. B5 Garage
    Have to change thermostat housing. Looking all thu Bentleys; biggest waste of money, and cant find it.I am probably missing it. I know I need to get one.
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I see these headlight upgrades and of course I would love to do that haha but I think these stock ones are not bad at all. I have Sylvania zXe bulbs in mine. I'm not sure about the fog light bulbs as I haven't had to change anything with those yet. Itnis just whatever the PO put in them. When...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yes I tried searching but I'm trying to decide whether to reinstall my broken module for a 12-hour drive today or leave it out. Does cruise control work with ABS module failed? (I'm guessing no) Thanks in advance for not calling me lazy; I'm old and have pharmacologically destroyed more brain...
  8. New Member Introductions
    So I just bought my 2000 Passat Wagon 1.8t 5sp. I changed the spark plugs and used auto lites (probably a bad move but I didn't have enough for anything else). I pulled out the old plugs and they looked horrid. I replace and the car performed better than before. However, I have an intermittent...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have posted three times in a month and haven't gotten one reply
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yes, the quality is bad and the pictures are huge lol but that's because my trunk won't open and I had to climb in through the rear seats to take these pics. Is it AUG? EFP? Or one of the tiny illegible ones at the bottom? Oh, it was an automatic tiptronic transmission before it took its own...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hello experts and anyone with advice. I am new to vw's as my girlfriend has one and I have never owned one. Today in wyoming it was -20 degrees F and my girlfriend went to go to work and she could not get the car in reverse or any gear at that (is an automatic). Usually when temperatures get...
  12. New Member Introductions
    I've gone through the forums and threads and I can't find anything about hooking up aftermarket tail lights correctly. I have a 2004 VW Passat GLS 1.8T 4-MOTION. I bought altezza spec-d tail lights to match my car. They match perfect except one problem the harness it comes with only hooks into...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Ok so I have a 2006 3.6 passat awd, here is the question. Is the abs computer as well the electric parking computer? I received the item and my car is acting up with the electric parking brake randomly, so they told me to change the module for the electric parking brake. In gearing the...
  14. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hey fellas, switching out the winter wheels for the summer wheels, and this winter made everything nice and rusty. My spacer was seized on the wheel, and I had to hit it with a hammer, and eventually pry it off with a screwdriver between the spacer and the wheel. Needless to say, the spacer got...
  15. New Member Introductions
    so here's my required second post.
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ive got the dreaded blown #14 fuse. I cant seem to locate a proper diagram of a wire in the junction box behind the left kick panel. Its ro/bl (red/blue) in a blue connector. I would just like a complete wire rounting from fuse 14 to the end and all the splices on it if any without having to get...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have had nearly 300 people look at the following question and no one knows the answer I have a 2008 passat with the 125kw TDI which as far as i can tell is the common rail diesel motor (has a CBBB engine number). I recently purchased a Haynes service manual and it says in there that the...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Like title say, I have a 03 passat 1.8t awm engine code. It have about 97,000ish miles on it. It have not been drove yet. I layed off from my old job and couldn't find a job so I start working on car myself and resell car. I been into VW life about 5 to 6 years. Once I get Passat run right and I...
  19. New Member Introductions
    Hello!! I have looked up multiple forums on this, and can't seem to find an answer for my specific situation. I have an '06 3.6 V6 4motion, and a mechanic who does a lot of maintenance for my car had said that my model does not need a timing belt change, since I have a timing chain ( he found...
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