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  1. 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:http://www.passatworld.com/forums/volkswagen-passat-b5-discussion/529081-central-locking-issue-right-side-doors-tailgate-signalled-open-water-ingress.html Cant find...
  2. Rear Bilsteins are too harsh; Koni Yellow or ?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've had Bilstein HD's on my B5 wagon for about 5k miles. Fronts ride and handle great. Could do with softer damping in the rear. It just feels a little too harsh and jittery. Has anyone paired Bilstein fronts with Konis in the rear? Or tried other combos?
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    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
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  4. ABS and ESP Lights are on after battery change

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    ABS and ESP Lights are on after battery change I am hoping somebody will recognize this problem. My car battery just died a few days ago, I called breakdown hoping for a jump start so I could go over to Halfords. The breakdown guy had spare batteries with him and fitted one for a price cheaper...
  5. Rebuilding 2.8: what are the lowest compression ratio pistons

    B5 Garage
    i am rebuilding the 2.8 out of my 2003 Passat sedan. What is the lowest CR pistons I can put in the block? I am keeping an eye on a Future 2.7 swap, and would like to only buy pistons once. Can I put 9:1 pistons in the 2.8, keeping in mind that it will be N/A for about a year.
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  7. PRND1234 of shift sigh are all lighted up

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    In the morning, I noticed PRND1234 of shift sigh are all lighted up after start engine. During the driving, I noticed the power transfer is not continuous . After I stopped car , kill engine then restarted engine. It went back normal ,like only D is lighted up during driving. Is it a sign of...
  8. as a reference, raxles CV boots are good for about 200k miles...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ...vice about 100k miles for stock boots. the guy who bought my 99 B5 was working in my garage the other evening, doing brakes all the way around. he noted the CV joint was torn and starting to sling grease. I exchanged emails with Marty, and he said ship it to him and he'd take care of it...
  9. Are double din switches different to single din?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I have a 2001 Passat B5, and I've performed the double din conversion. However, when I install my original hazard and rear demister switches, I find they are a very tight fit and actually so much so that they get stuck on/off when pressed. I've tried two different double din center frame...
  10. Are my tires too close?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Just installed some 17" Classix with tires that match the Passat's factory tire diameter (to keep the speedo the same). There's not rubbing anywhere, but the fronts are about 3/8"-1/2" from the control arm. A test drive shows no rubbing but it still scares me. Is it ok to drive like this? Also...
  11. Just got VCDS, here are my codes!

    B5 Garage
    This is the continuation from my "Emissions Workshop and Stuttering" thread... My VCDS arrived today so here are all the engine-related codes: 16805 - Warm Up Catalyst; Bank 1 P0421 - 35-10 - Efficiency Below Threshold - Intermittent 17831 - Secondary Air Injection System; Bank 1...
  12. Great forum guys... Saving me $$$ with DIY.. you are the best

    New Member Introductions
    Great site guys, I have fixed so many issues with my 2003 Passat that the mechs would have raped me on. Keep up the great work. John
  13. Are this the correct CV Boots for my passat B5 AEB?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I need to be sure I am ordering the right CV boots for my B5 AEB manual trans 1998. I will order internationally and I will not be able to return them. I need 2 inners boots This are the ones I found...
  14. Are axles the same?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Are the axles on the B5.5 identical on both sides? Just eyeballing them looks like they are different lengths. I see there are 2 part #s 8D0407451LX LEFT 8D0407452LX RIGHT Are the drive shaft bolts reusable? I need to order the right hand side axle for a RHD (driver's side) car. The...
  15. What are the 6 bolts for the motor mounts

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2004 Passat V6 Auto w- Trip. I will be replacing the motor mounts on my car and wanted to know if I have to replace the 6 bolts (3 per side) that you need to remove to remove what I'm guessing is part of the sub frame to give clearance to remove the mount. I changed the mounts on my 01 and...
  16. what size are the Flange Bolts For a 2003 passat Wagon

    B5 Garage
    what size are the CV drive Flange Bolts For a 2003 passat Wagon
  17. No Crank, EPC and Battery Lights Are On

    B5 Garage
    Got a B5.5 that won't crank. I have bench tested the starter and the replacement (used) starter, both worked outside the car but not on the car. Good voltage to starter, no voltage to trigger wire though. I have tried applying 12 volts directly to the solenoid with no results. The ground wire...
  18. Possible B5 Vagcom/MFA tweaks are there?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I have a 2000 Reg (B5) Passat 1.8 Petrol, with the half size MFA screen that displays the distance, ave. distance, mpg, ave. mpg, time. Now I'm wondering what modifications options there are, specifically I want to know: 1. Can I activate the display of the distance to empty in the MFA...
  19. Side Mirror Motors are Out of Whack.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 Passat GLX, AWD. When I rotate the mirror adjustment knob to retract the mirrors, the motor runs, but it doesn't stop when the mirrors are fully retracted. The motor keeps going, I hear a grinding and clicking as the mirrors keep trying to come in. Then, when I turn the knob back, the...
  20. Wheel Bearings - Convince Me Mine Are Good

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, I was working on the wife's car tonight, 4 hours of just nothing but pure hell. I got the passengers side suspension back on the car, yeah 4 hours for that. (we need some new smileys - I need one with a gun to the head) I swear putting that suspension on tonight was like reeling in a 600lb...
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