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  1. Who wants to swap from auto to manual?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    My '08 Passat was hit by a drunk driver. It's totaled, but would make a good donor for someone who wants to swap from automatic to manual. *See my add in the Vehicles for Sale section of this forum.* The engine still runs, but it's not driveable. Black leather interior is in good shape...
  2. Engine and auto transmission Removal Help

    B5 Garage
    Hi, does anyone have any pictures or know of a resource online with images showing what needs to be disconnected from the automatic transmission prior to removal? I am taking the engine out with the transmission. Driveshafts are off, just need to locate where everything else needs to be...
  3. V6 Auto Driver Side Cat. removal

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    There isn't enough room to slide the cat. pipe backwards to extract the assembly. The Bentley makes no mention of removing transmission support or maybe dropping the sub frame to get enough clearance. Is there a write up some where's on this ? Thanks for any help.
  4. B6 auto shifter knob - removal/install mess

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    2006 B6 I bought had the shifter boot bezel pop up (tab near ashtray worn). Bought a good used shifter with boot and bezel. Found that the knob needs to be pulled out, then lift handle up. Not working. More searching revealed that the little plastic cone on the bottom of the shifter rod needs...
  5. Hard 5-4 Downshift, B5.5 1.8t Auto

    B5 Garage
    Hey there, I just picked up a 2005 Passat 1.8t 4Motion AT (125k on the odo) for cheap, going through it, fixing stuff. I did a tune-up (plugs, oil+filter, air filter) and had a bad cat replaced with a high-flow cat from 034 Motorsports. I also replaced the transmission fluid with new Pentosin...
  6. 2001 B5 Passat 1.8t auto transmission issue jumping out of reverse..help!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all!, I need some help with my auto trans 2001 B5 Passat GLS 1.8t. When I start her up, when the engine is cold, and back up, reverse works fine. However, after the car is warmed up, say after driving home from work, when I am in reverse, and give the car too much gas, as if to back up...
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    Vendor Deals
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  8. Configure auto headlight switch

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi. I installed the auto headlight switch and it is working good. Bought it from ebay but the instruction is in chinese.. But how do I configure so that the follow you home light is working?
  9. Ecu recoding from manual to auto trans

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ecu Vag number:3b0907551s Component:2.8l v6/5v g0003 Soft coding:04001 Shop#wsc 00001 Error-p1612-ecu wrongly coded Kindly help me recode the above to auto transmission
  10. O2 Sensors for 2000 Passat 1.8t ATW, Auto Trans

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 Passat GLS 1.8t ATW, 5 sp auto. 96,XXX original miles. The Bosch website shows various part numbers for my car and I want to know what sensors are the correct sensors to acquire for this model year and ATW engine. It doesn't seem as simple as obtaining the right CTS, or other sensors...
  11. Cold Start issues with my 2001 Passat GLS 18.t auto..

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, Over the past week, I have had this new issue with my 01 Passat 1.8t AUG. When I go to start it after it has been sitting, let's say, over night or for more than 5-6 hours, it cranks, and at likes it has started, but then dies. On the second attempt, it always starts right up. I have...
  12. B5.5 130 pd auto gearbox

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys anyone know what could be wrong with my Passat it’s started not wanting to select reverse this morning then would just drop in . But this even when I went to select reverse it would just drop in but any revs it wouldn’t move . Any ideas would be great Cheers matt
  13. 2000 Passat 1.8t auto TCU advise

    B5 Garage
    Hi All I am looking for some advice..Ive opened up my TCU and it was soaked in water. Tried drying it properly and cleaning all the contacts..no joy. There are none available in ZA. I have seen a few on ebay Im considering purchasing.. the problem is the last two letters of the number is...
  14. Strange transmission problem for 2001 Passat GLS TipTronic auto

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello Everyone, When my 2001 Passat 1.8t GLS is cold, everything is fine. It goes into drive and reverse, no problems, shifts smooth, etc. However, after it is driven for a while, and then I come to a stop, like in my driveway, and drop it into reverse to back up, something weird happens...
  15. WTB/LF 2002 1.8T Auto ECM Chip

    Canada
    Hello All, I'm looking for a chipped ECM, for a bone-stocker, daily. Or to have mine flashed. Car show season is here, so I know there'll be lots of vendors on the grass, but if someone's considering selling, lemme know. I'm in Toronto. Thanks, Jer.
  16. FS: B5.5 GLX V6 Auto for parts - Southeast MI

    Parts For Sale
    Parting out a 2005 Passat GLX - 2.8L 30V V6 and 5spd automatic transmission with 178k miles. It is Volkswagen gloss Black color code L041 / A1. Located in zip 48843. I bought this car to repair mine (I needed the front bumper cover and driver's front fender). Pretty much everything else off of...
  17. VAG COM questions, B5.5 4 motion auto

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a registered copy of VC-DS Lite with an OBD-II to USB cable. I am trying to change my TCM coding to "Sports mode" and Change to "Old strategy" Tip mode. I can't seem to get the TCM to accept the code (0001012). When I hit the "Do it" button it seems to go fine but when it refreshes the...
  18. 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...
  19. Auto Dimming Instrument Cluster??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Was auto-dimming instrument clusters a thing/option on B5.5 Passats or was that something modified because ever since I added the Auto Lights module and converted my cluster to white LEDs I have noticed that when I change ambient (from light to dark tunnel for instance) with the rheostat set to...
  20. electronic ebrake and auto hold

    B6 Garage
    Hello all, I just purchased a 2010 Passat and trying to figure out a few quarks. Upon starting, sometimes the parking brake is on and sometimes its not. I know it will self disengage if the seat belt is fastened and you press the gas pedal, but why does it do this? I have the same issue with the...
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