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  1. any input on upgraded torque converters for B5.5 TDI's

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I understand there are upgraded TC's?? 04 passat tdi
  2. Hey guys, any help would be appreciated.

    New Member Introductions
    Just doing the obligatory post—to weed out spammers. I’m sure I will be posting on here about specific problems. Hope I can be of some help and get some help too! Lol. Oh yeah: 2008 Passat 2.0 FSI. Mild fixer-upper. Thanks
  3. WTB: B5 Passat Front Cupholder [any color trim]

    WTB/WTT Section
    as the title states, my cupholder is busted and i wish to replace it. my wood trim isnt bad and i can transfer that. looking for 25 shipped.
  4. 2004 Passat 4 Motion wagon, any way to turn off auto door lock at 10MPH ?

    B5 Garage
    Greetings- I inherited this car from my wife and I'm finding a bunch of little "safety" things that I find to be a real pain in the ass!I went into VagCom and chose Cent.Locks to see if I could turn them off there. All I got a was a "no communication....." message. The other thing that I'd like...
  5. An easy and cheap installation of rear wiper for any Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Saw this and thought it may be useful to you as was to me :lol:
  6. Wheel Pulsation/ Grind sound when braking?? Any Ideas?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I am getting a wheel shake/pulsation when I brake, more noticeable at high speeds. I also feel a grind as well. The issue will not happen when I first brake, its only when the car has been heated up a bit and then it will start. I went to the dealer today and everything checked out good with the...
  7. The dreaded 17544-any ideas?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone! I've read over some of the older posts in the forum, but I'm not too great with engine work yet. My MIL has been on since I replaced the breather hose underneath the engine ('99 AEB-the bottom of the hose was essentially gone). Below are some of the VCDS readings I've gotten and...
  8. Mods, I can't get into any of my own threads - If someone has expertise, PLEASE PM ME

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My threads are unaccessible. Unbelievably bad timing.
  9. Power Folding Mirrors on '17 SEL - Any way to disable auto feature?

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I have not been able to find the VCDS hack to disable the feature in which the folding mirrors fold each time the car is locked and unfold each time it is unlocked. I have no need to fold my mirrors except during rare situations so would like to avoid the inevitable premature failure of...
  10. Any difference between b5 and b5.5 front wheel bearing? (2004 V6)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've seen a couple of versions but unsure which one is the same as mine...I replaced the CV boots and seem to recall seeing the bearing in a carrier with four bolts. Everything i see on the forum indicates that i will have to get the press out/in version. Maybe i've been swayed by hope?! was...
  11. Any way to tell if my B6 has upgraded ECM?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Thanks to anyone looking at this. Last week I bought a 2010 Passat Wagon. It came with DRL disabled, H&R Springs, and Koni Shocks. It runs pretty well and I was speculating that it might have had the ECM flashed/modified. Is there any way to tell? Maybe using a VAGCOM cable?
  12. installing lower rad hose -- any tricks?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The last time I tried to replace the lower rad hose, I managed to remove it after working it for some time (what a pain). But, the new one wouldn't go in. I am going to try again next week. I am guessing the oring of the new hose is stiff and needs to compress more so that the clip can latch...
  13. APR Tune for 2017 Passat - will any dongle work?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I am considering getting the APR Stage I upgrade for my 2017 Passat. I've seen on their website that there is an OBD II dongle that will allow bluetooth connectivity so you can use an Android app to change settings instead of using the stalk. The dongle is $199!!!! So, my question is whether...
  14. Is there any way to tell if the timing belt has been replaced?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is there any way to tell if a timing belt for a 2002 Passat V6 (ATQ engine) has been replaced at some point? Any clues or things to look for that might indicate that the timing belt has been replaced? Is it possible to get started on the replacement job and determine whether or not the timing...
  15. Hi All and Appreciate any advise

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi All, I have been pointed here from the Skoda Forum as they have advised that there are more people here who may be able to advise. The car is: 05 Skoda Superb Elegance with 130bhp AWX PD Engine 124k one clutch change (3 piece clutch kit) at 109k in April 2016 one Timing Belt and Timing...
  16. What is this noise caused by any ideas (with recordings)?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Car's been running fine for a while. The other day got home and noticed a kind of whirring noise. Like the gearbox of an old english car in reverse in the movies or something. Grnaaaaaaaahhhh....... The noise is present in motion or at rest. I put it in the garage and left it till I could make...
  17. any reason why a B5.5 radio would "half die" when i changed a battery?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just changed a battery on a B5.5 radio has re-learnt its code from ECU, and is activated. and powered however........... its seems half dead. the buttons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 on the front don't work right. well if you press one of the number, the front panel display will go blank and not switch...
  18. Vagcom Idaho Falls or any surrounding areas?

    USA - Central
    This is a long shot but is there anyone in the area of Idaho falls, rexburg, rigby, or even poky that has a bag one?. Having starting issues and would love to be able to actually get a lead on where to start:) thanks
  19. Any good Audi forums?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My GF just bought a (new to us) Used 2014 Audi Q5 S-Series :bowdown: I am looking for a Audi forum that is like this one. I am keeping my 04 Passat but would like to join the Audi life. We looked at many different makes and the Audi really stood out from the rest. Solid driving, feel, look...
  20. Hood latch busted - any way to remove the fixed pin?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The station that did my State Inspection failed to mention they busted my hood latch in the process. The T handle has one of the fork ends missing (that typically hugs the pin), and the latch was so mangled, that I decided to just break it off. I've read some threads on PW discussing the...