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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2001.5 30V Variant. Its on its second alternator. For about the last week, occassionally upon startup, I get the dashboard battery light. Once I got Alternator Workshop message. Problem appears to happen solely at RPMs below 1000. After a few minutes of driving all light/message go...
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    2004 jetta 1.8t. No start sporadically Bought this car used with 130k miles. Was running okay, but then it started acting up. The car would not start by itself, and it needed a jump start. Then let it warm up drove it to pep boys they tested battery and charged it said it is a good battery. The...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I've been having very infrequent intermittent problems starting my 2013 Passat S 2.5 for the past year and a half. Sometimes it wouldn't start and then, a minute later or hours or days later, it would start as normal. Sometimes I would jump start it, but it would be fine later. This began...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ElsaWin say to disconnect the battery to do this. This seems like it should not be needed for this. Service data cites relay marked '373' as the SAIP relay. I see the unit. Why can't I unplug it with key off if it only runs the SAIP?
  5. New Member Introductions
    Anyone know the correct battery size and Spec for 1998 passat variant (estate) 1.9 TDI
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have an 01 v6 4motion (b5) and the past 3 mornings it was having a hard time to start and finally this morning it didnt want to start. And now the battery wont even hold a charge. Its not even 2 years old , what can be draining it ?? Are these cars known for draining issues ?
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, few times back i had an alternator issue, which since then i solved. Few days ago, about a month after the alternator issue my car wouldn't start. It was a dead battery, yesterday i sent the battery to a repair shop who changed the distilled water and charged it up. The guy did tell me that...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Looking for some advice on diagnosing this. Backstory: Car is an '09 Passat TSI, 101,000 miles, original battery. Two days ago car won't start. Stupid me I had noticed the starter didn't spin with as much vigor in the last few weeks. I get a jump. It takes awhile for the car to turn over...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    2004 passat wagon, battery being drained, I noticed clock and mileage staying on after car is turned off.. What to do? Thanks Rick
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So i was driving when suddenly out of nowhere the battery light and ABS light came on. The ABS then started flickering on and off randomly and the car had very very little power it wouldn't pull on 2nd gear. After a while the battery light turned off and the ABS too and the car was running fine...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2 questions for the masses. 01 V6 Triptonic I read the other day that someone was having issues with there car going into limp mode and they were able to reset the trans computer by turning the key to the on position (not starting) and depressing the gas pedal for 20 seconds then releasing and...
  12. New Member Introductions
    Having a issue with a 99 passat. The car sat over the winter I went out to start it and found the battery was junk. Installed a new battery but now when I turn the key the dash lights up and when I got to start the alarm goes off until I take the negative battery cable off. I have dealer ship...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just replaced my battery on my 2001 Passat. It replaced a battery that I bought 9 years ago from the dealership, so guess where I bought this battery from? I cant believe I got 9 years out of this battery in Minneosta. The batter from the dealership was pPricy at $138.00, but for 9 years I...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    can anyone tell me what the third lead is for on my Passat have positive negative and a smaller lead???:banghead::banghead:
  15. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi Everyone! I have a quick question. My 2006 Passat with over 185k miles today decided not to start during work. The battery felt a little sluggish in the morning but turned over and it drove fine. Today at lunch the car tried to turn over once and then nothing. Everything is the car works. The...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Can i get a battery from a tdi to replace my 1.6
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello Everyone, Last Friday I bought an automatic 1.8 Turbo Sport Estate. I'm not quite sure how VW managed to name it Sport though. It drives beautifully and I love it apart from a battery drain fault that I can't fathom out. The car's nearly 17 years old but has a documented 68000 miles and...
  18. B5 Garage
    My 02 passat alarm, i just purchased new battery caris fine all night then around 2pm i cant use the remote to unlock it have to do it manually but dash lights are on ,starts fine untill the same time next day,???????
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    01 Passat V6 150 someodd thousand miles To the ones that don't know. Just mentioning that a battery that is not in tip top shape (holding a strong charge) can make your car have many electrical gremlins. Mine started with slow wipers while driving, AC/heat fan motor was very erratic with it's...
  20. New Member Introductions
    Greetings Passat folks- I need your advice... 08 Passat Wagon, 88,000miles -- Bought first new battery yesterday (friend drained the original battery by leaving lights on overnight. aaa charged it successfully, but suggested it was about time we buy a new battery). Drove to dealership, they...
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