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  1. Pipe broken near oil dipstick tube under intake manifold b5.5 1.8t

    B5 Garage
    My passat has a turbo underboost code and before changing the turbo I was inspecting all the lines. I noticed that there was an elbow completely missing that looks pretty important. It goes into the engine right near where the oil dipstick tube is. I have no idea what the purpose of the elbow...
  2. WTB B5.5 Wagon 1.8T FWD suspension

    WTB/WTT Section
    Hey guys my suspension is starting to give. ~210k miles i believe on stock struts.. good run! Looking for a spring and strut combo koni/bilstein + eibach or something similiar (Not looking to be slammed just a light drop). Low budget lmk the price shipped to 95132 or if anyone has pickup near...
  3. DIY: B5.5 parking brake cable replacement and adjustment

    B5 Information-Base
    This is a DIY for replacing the parking brake cables for :b55: Passat front wheel drive. If you have to replace one you might as well replace the other. I'm writing this because I have 3 manuals and none of them had all the right directions for doing it (Haynes, Audi A4/B5 Brake Repair and an...
  4. B5.5 Part out - Votex/Franken/OEM+/W8/GTI/EURO

    Parts For Sale
    Looking to do a complete part out on my 2003 VW Passat 1.8T. I'm located in Kitchener ontario canada. 1. W8 BiXenon headlights with custom harness for 1.8t and V6 - $350 (need work) 1B) W8 BiXenon Headlights in good condition - 500$ - (Yes I have 3 sets total. ) 2. W8 Rear Tail lights w/...
  5. Will a b6 S4 front sway bar fit a b5.5 Passat? And is there any benifit?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I grabbed a b6 S4 front sway bar in the yard. I noticed when I got back that the ends were slightly different. Don’t know if anybody has had any experience with suspension upgrades. I’ve already done ST coilovers and C5 A6 uprights and lower control arms. Still feels like the front end needs a...
  6. B5.5 Headunit working, but no sound

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm getting ready to put my 2003 GLS wagon up for sale. Neither of the rear door lock actuators were working, so I got aftermarket parts and replaced them. Afterwards, the radio appeared to be working, but there was no sound (there had been sound before). This is a "premium" system, no Monsoon...
  7. Please Help Me Prep to Replace My Rear Subframe (B5.5 1.8t 4Motion)

    B5 Garage
    Hello Fellow Passat Masochists, I have a 2005 B5.5 1.8t 4Motion Wagon, it's an awesome car when on the road but currently it has a rear subframe/rear axle assembly that is snapped on both sides just behind the front mounts. It was a more or less instant failure as it started to squeek...
  8. B5.5 Passat Wagon ABS Headaches Bosch 5.7

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi All. I have a 2003 Passat wagon 1.8T, FWD, Manual transmission with ABS errors on the dash. Also, the traction control light is illuminated. I used VCDS-Lite to see the fault codes: 01435 Brake Pressure Sensor 1 (G201), 48-10 Supply Voltage - Intermittent. I have had a number of issues with...
  9. The Financial Roller-Coaster that my B5.5 has become

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just want to share my hellish suspension adventure with you all. First of all, wheel bearings. Holy crap that was a nightmare. The passenger front wheel bearing went bad, and I tried to pull the steering knuckle off of the car, and I was going to do the one bearing, and then do the other...
  10. 384 AC Condenser Relay and Heated Seat switch from B5.5

    Parts For Sale
    Will post pictures later From B5.5 1.8T GLS 384 relay $20 shipped 0-5 dial heated seat (have to check I think it's drivers side) $20 shipped will post pictures later today Will ship to anywhere in US using USPS Accept Paypal
  11. Hello from a new B5.5 owner!

    New Member Introductions
    Hi Passat World! I've just purchased my first Passat, one I've been looking for for a while, an '03 W8 wagon. I've owned many VWs but am new to the B5 platform and especially the W8. Looking forward to browsing the wealth of information and experience here and chatting with yall, kbye!
  12. Passat B5.5 Transmission problem !! CODE 17114 Incorrect Gear Ratio. HELP!!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone, I have a problem with my 2004 Passat B5.5, 5 speed automatic tiptronic transmission, EU model if that's comes in handy. My father had it yesterday for a short trip about 20Km he arrived without a problem finished his job and after some 3-4 hours got in the car, put it in reverse...
  13. Temperature sensor problem (B5.5 1.9TDI, 96kW AVF)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I have problem with temp. on dashboard. Suddenly, temperature drops. When I hooked up VCDS I have two different results: About 3 years ago, thermostat was changed. Thanks to all.
  14. B5.5 Lowering Recommendations

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi All, I found these Neuspeed coils at the junkyard dirt cheap. I believe the shocks are not any good. (By the way the bump stops look disintegrated) Initially I was planning to sell them but I have gradually developed the itch to use them on my 2003, AWM sedan, bone stock. I have zero...
  15. Aftermarket Tail Lights for B5.5?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was sure I saw something about this here before, but I couldn't find it, so I'm sorry if this is a repost. I've been looking at body parts for my car, and I know for a fact that I'm going to be putting aftermarket headlights on it. Easy enough to find. Tail lights, however, are seemingly...
  16. What makes the Turbo Kick-in on a 1.8T B5.5 AWM engine?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I like to find out when my Turbo comes in without having to wait for the noise (which it means is ON now). When I posted something on the same the aswers as I understand them point to it comes in period. I am sure that must be a trigger from some sensor or combination of sensors that determines...
  17. Just broke the plastic handle oil level Passat 2003 B5.5 AWM engine?

    B5 Garage
    The plastic broke and I just had an old change but big leaks on the Turbo unit so I cannot go by the amount of oil unless through it out and replacing this new oil with another new batch. Could someone that owns a Passat as mine above just go and measure the distance from the very end of the...
  18. Are you planning to rebuild your Turbo Unit for the B5.5 ?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am and did some investigating and found some advise from "Mister T" that made sense and was an eye opener in terms of what can happen to some people that re-build their own units. I will be one of those, so I visited "G-POP SHOP" website and since he seems to run a very reputable shop...
  19. How to rebuild a passat 2003 B5.5 Turbo Unit (Just the Turbo Unit)

    B5 Garage
    My 2003 B5.5 Passat started to leave heavily into the pipes to the inter-cooler and I think better take it apart and rebuild if it possible. No noise, no smoke, but I think that these would come soon. Anyone that could point to articles in this forum with the pertinent information? I searched...
  20. WTB: OEM B5.5 Front end cover/bra/mask

    WTB/WTT Section
    Looking to buy a OEM B5.5 front end cover or bra. Looking for the hood section mainly. Anyone have one available?