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  1. Keyless Entry Antenna

    B5 Garage
    Recently my B5 has been having issues with the keyless entry. The range of the remote has been slowly dropping over the course of a couple weeks and eventually quit working all together. My first thought was the batteries needed changing, so I ordered 2 sets and swapped them. Key still wasn’t...
  2. shark fin antenna on B5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Old school mod info needed. Wondering what shark fin antenna to use to convert the whip style antenna on my B5. My whip style is getting pretty baked from sun and it's starting to leak, so I thought as long as I'm in there...
  3. Antenna part # and navigation question

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Can someone tell me which antenna is the right one for my car? There are so many choices. I don't have a dealership where i live to go and have them tell me. The car is a 2010 Passat wagon highline with Dynaudio stereo. RNS-510. The satellite radio AND navigation do not work. I suspect it's...
  4. Which tool can assist in removing the headliner for an antenna base replacement?

    B5 Garage
    Hi everyone -- stared the task of partially removing the headliner from the rear and sides of the car to replace the antenna base on my B5 1.8T sedan. I've removed the bolts that hold the headliner in place on the left side of the car, both front and rear, and also removed the trim pieces on...
  5. Antenna for OnStar antenna base

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So my OEM antenna finally corroded through and snapped. I know the threading for the OnStar antenna is larger than for the non-OnStar Antenna. Does anyone have any recommendations for a new one? I'm wanting to move away from the whip style and want more of a stubby one. Thanks!
  6. Need Antenna help. 08 P waggy

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Scraped the orange lines in the rear quarter windows during retint. Is there an after market antenna to repair/replace? Thanks in advance.
  7. OEM VW Sharan Stubby Antenna $20

    Parts For Sale
    SOLD Haven’t posted here in forever. Parting out some random items left over. I have VW Sharan Shorty Antenna. It’s an original OEM part bought quite a long time ago (don’t have the part number handy). Had it on my B5.5 Passat from 2003 but should fit all models with this type of roof mounted...
  8. New Member -2nd post - antenna base replacement

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, 2nd post - I joined cause I'm looking for info on removing the head liner of a 2004 Passat sedan to replace the roof antenna base. Anyone know of a good description or video?
  9. Power to Antenna Pre-amp?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The preamp is in the base so the signal doesn't suffer any transmission line (coax) loss. It's powered via DC on the coax. And many years ago my garage door wasn't quite all the way up, so I can assure you there's a little circuit board in the base... painful memories. (Information from...
  10. Antenna Pre-amp

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am looking for the location of the antenna pre-amp in my 2001 Passat. I also would like to replace it. It seems to work only for a sort time. FM is not affected. Only the AM. I installed a repaired radio, the monsoon with cassett. It does the same thing. So it is not the radios.
  11. Need help Removing roof liner to replace shark fin antenna.

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I need to upgrade the shark fin antenna. Anyone know the step to properly remove the Headliner so I can install the new fin.
  12. Variant Wagon Remove Roof Rails and Antenna

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is hood wrap version 2.0. By 3.0, my boys and I are gonna be pro's! Thinking of moving on to wrap the roof. Lots of peeling up there, too. It was an outside car. Do we need to take the headliner down again (now that we repaired it) in order to take off the antenna and rail bolts for...
  13. Passat b5.5 antenna replacement

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been looking around quite a bit and I can't seem to find any up do date info on replacing the antenna. Im looking to either get a shark fin or more likely just a shorter stub style antenna. Everywhere I look people say that it works great for some people and not so well for others. If...
  14. Dealership wants $759 to replace radio antenna base!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    About the only remaining issue with my 2005 GL I got last October is a crackly radio. CDs and my IPod sound great, but the radio reception is awful. My mast had rotted insulation, so I replaced that first. It didn't help, so I took it to the VW dealer in town and they diagnosed it as a bad base...
  15. Is an Antenna Adapter Required for Premium 7 to RNS-315 Swap?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I am in the process of swapping the current base model radio (Premium 7) in my 2009 Passat wagon to a RNS-315 (version D) unit. The question I have been unable to definitively answer is: do I need an antenna adapter for the swap? Some threads indicate that I do, others indicate it is only...
  16. radio antenna system for Passat W8

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Where can I learn about the antenna system for the Passat W8? The Bentley manual has nothing. I'm installing an aftermarket stereo and am having problems with it. The Monsoon worked fine. The aftermarket radio is having a hard time getting a signal when connected to the W8 dual Fakra antenna. I...
  17. Kessy Antenna

    New Member Introductions
    Do you know the exact location of the kessy antenna in Passat CC and how to access to them? I need to check the connection condition as my kessy died about 1 year ago and I just stay with it. Keyless start is fine. Recently it came alive again when I unintentionally opened the door (which was...
  18. Two antenna wires on Monsoon Headunit? How to connect? [pic]

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm totally baffled. I've been searching for a week here and vortex. I have two antenna looking ports on my monsoon headunit and two wires in the wiring harness that look like they want to go on the headunit, but don't fit. The are both female connectors?? I assume one is the remote wire for...
  19. 2007 Passat Wagon 2.0T 12 volt issues

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I've read many threads before posting this. I made the mistake of reading the owners manual for fuse locations. Then I came here and found the correct location... BUT... all 3 12 volt outlets and not working (ashtray, rear console and inside the rear of the wagon) All of my fuses are good...
  20. antenna adapter?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi. I replaced the old RCD300 With a New aftermarked stereo in my Passat b6. All was plug and play, except that there was 2 FAKRA conected to the old stereo, but the New one have only one FAKRA conector. Shold i get a 2-1 FAKRA adapter? and in that case, could i just as easy cut the 2...