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  1. Flickering Batt light at high RPM

    B5 Garage
    Having a strange issue I'm hoping to get some suggestions for. This is a 1998 Passat. Symptoms: at high RPMs, the red battery light will flicker. This ought be at highway speeds or it can happen when I simply rev the engine while standing still. What I've tried so far: - replace alternator -...
  2. batt not charging v6 02 passat

    B5 Garage
    i have a 02 b5 v6 2.8 front wheel drive that the alt is not charging the batt when the car is running i tested the system at the batt and it is at about 12.2 i was told it should be over 13 to charge the batt the alt is brand new only a month old and the batt is new as well also if i remove the...
  3. New HU, Monsoon amp hot and draining batt overnight, WTF?

    Mobile Electronics
    2000 Passat 30V w/ 4-Mo @ 78k (I'm posting this in the B5 forum also) Long-time reader, first-time poster - I know this is long, but for the love of God, PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME! So I've read hundreds of old posts, and I just can't seem to put a finger on this issue. Seems there are MANY...
  4. Critical to disconnect batt on ICM install?

    B5 Garage
    I'm going to install a new ICM (hopefully tomorrow). Do I really need to disconnect my battery? What's the big deal, you may ask? Not a big deal I guess. See my other thread. Thanks!
  5. Wire from Alt. to Batt. (Big 3)?... Yes I searched!

    Mobile Electronics
    I am planning on upgrading my grounds and battery/alternator wiring. I have read on other sites where one should have a fuse in the wire that runs to from the alternator to the battery. The idea was to have a fuse with a lower rating than the wire so that if it were to dead short or something...
  6. slow batt drain and light issue

    B5 Garage
    I have a slow drain on my battery in my 01.5 passat. Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with this and what they did. I think it may have something to do with the fact that when I open my drivers side door the light doesn't come on. All the other doors trigger it, and it has...
  7. Oem Batt??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anybody still have the battery that came with the car??? Any pics?
  8. HELP!!!!!!! It is not the batt. white smoke from back of V6???????

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I woke up and tried to start my car it did not want to kick over, So everyone told me it was a batt problem, I came home to start my V6 and the CEL came on and smoke started coming fromthe back of the motor on the pass. side. I have a V6 99 GLS does anyone know what this could be??????? Also...
  9. Car didn't start today. Have changed batt. already once this year?????

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What could be the problem??? I had to change the batt. a year ago, jump it 6 months ago and now the batt. is dead. I will jump it and take it to autozone to check life and charger of batt...could I be doing something wrong???? I only drive it on weekends could sitting make it worse??? TIA...