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  1. Before you pull the door panel...

    New Member Introductions
    My RR door wouldn't lock/unlock with remote, and the woofer was not working. I opened the rubber accordion between the B pillar and the door and found a broken wire plus corroded terminals on the plugs. Soldered in a few more inches of wire and sprayed with contact cleaner. Back in business! You...
  2. How many miles to Passat FSI's go before......

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi folks. I have an '08 Passat Lux wagon with 115,000 miles. I change oil every 5k, did timing belt and water pump and tranny fluid at 90k. Most recent repair was oil filter adapter (had a leak) and new radiator (I poked a hole in it). How many miles do FSI's and these transmission rack up...
  3. Hi. I currently own two passats, and have owned two before them.

    New Member Introductions
    Cant get enough of em, and the maintenance that goes with em.
  4. Multiple cranks before the car starts

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i have a passat 1.8t 2003 model. i developed this problem when my timing belt snapped. i had to replace the belt. afterwards, the car would take multiple cranks before it starts. any suggestions. Also my windows work sometimes, when it does, it is flawless. but sometimes it would seem like there...
  5. Didnt prime oil pump before install

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Changed out the oil pump on a 99 passat 1.8t AEB.... Didnt prime the pump. Fired up the car the engine starts for a few secs then turns of / turbo is running loud an fast? Is all of this related? Is there a way to fix this without taking the oil pump off again...
  6. NO Heat ???? Had Heat before

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had heat until I replaced the alternator and with the car in the service position to remove the alternator I had to disconnect the lower radiator hose. Put everything back to normal, added antifreeze mixture and did the burping procedure as always. No heat and lower radiator hose is warm but...
  7. To Keep Or Sell Before Winter...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 Passat AWD 4motion with 163,XXX miles on it that has been an overall great car for many years now. I just had lots of work done on it hoping to keep it running for years to come, but am now experiencing some issues with the transmission :/ Just recently, among other work, I had...
  8. Read this BEFORE starting throwing money and time on repairs. Whether it is car, home

    Anything Auto
    Do you want an extra $1,000 or 5,000 in your pocket, if not more? "This car is a money pit", " I am done with it", "Expensive non reliable piece of junk", "The worst car I ever had", " I fed up!!!", "Is it time to get rid of it?" e.t.c. Most of the times it is not a...
  9. Access door before air filter?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    So have had a P0106 code for awhile and finally got around to replacing the barometric pressure sensor today. Not so hard to do. Removed the air filter assembly, then the air intake hose, and then the throttle body. A few electrical disconnects along the way and I had access to the pressure...
  10. Passat 2.0 Tdi randomly drops revs before clearing.

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi everyone. First post here. Recently bought my first VW. A B6 2007 2.0 Tdi Passat. It randomly drops revs, no dash lights, can happen in any gear (tends to stall the vehicle if in 1st). Changed the fuel filter today and added redox diesel cleaner. No success, went out for a blast and it cut...
  11. sorry , didnt read the rules before i posted

    New Member Introductions
    love to work on my own v dubs , . my 4th, 72 beetle, 98 jetta, 06 jetta and now a 2000 Passat. good with wrenches , learn as I go , usually the hard way !
  12. Remove Thermostat and Refill Before Starting? Help!

    B5 Garage
    My Coolant Temperature Sensor blew off after I installed a new one. I didn't realize it and drove around leaking all of my coolant. I pulled over and had the car towed before any damage occurred. Now, I am going to install the CTS with a new clip from the dealer. Do I need to remove the...
  13. backup my rns510 before the dealership replaced it

    Mobile Electronics
    I have my '15 Passat TDI SEL into the dealership. They said they need to replace my radio. Is there a way to backup the settings so that i dont have to reload all my nav destinations, presets and etc?
  14. Not new to the site, but haven't posted before

    New Member Introductions
    Hi guys (and girls), I've been a member of this board for a while now, but had yet to post my first message on here... so imo it's only appropriate that I would introduce myself. I'm Stefan, 32 and from Holland, my wife and I have a 2yr old son. At the moment I own a '03 Passat variant pd130...
  15. Before I even got to enjoy her

    New Member Introductions
    Another B4 down. I got a wild deal on 3 B4s. One running the other two not. Sadly, only 3 months later - they are ALL GONE. The driver was rear ended so badly it was unfixable. One of the nonrunners didn't have a title so I stripped her, that caused the neighbors to call Code and they made...
  16. Parting out - best parts before crusher

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My '02 1.8T rear ended a ford in traffic and the passenger headlight area was crushed in. With both airbags deployed, 2 shops recommended giving it up. I'd like to pull the most valuable parts and make them available, and also recoup some cash. Which parts would you recommend that I store...
  17. Passat for sale - last chance before it goes to junk yard.

    Vehicles For Sale
    see this url this I put in the 'parts' forum http://www.passatworld.com/forums/parts-sale/486129-1999-passat-v6-manual-parts-%24950.html
  18. Double checking fitment before taking the plunge

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Here goes. We have an 05 Passat GLS wagon, fwd auto and stock suspension. It needs new tires, and my dad gave me a set of 17x8 Mille Miglia wheels that I think will look really nice on it. They originally went on his BMW, so we need to order adapters to get the bolt pattern to line up. I've...
  19. 1st Synthetic Oil Change new owner engine flush STP before change?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey, purchased my Passat B5.5 a few months back now I am going to have my first synthetic oil change since I have owned the car. I did have a quick oil change after I bought the car but I know it was not VW spec oil. Should I have a Flush additive before the change? I want to be sure to start...
  20. Owning a B5.5 is not as nice as it was before, I think I'm too old :o)

    The Black Hole
    Yes I have bushy eyebrows, and enjoy woodworking, but that doesn't mean I am turning into Andy Rooney - yet. The membership here has saved me thousands over the almost 12 years of Passat ownership, I hope I have helped others to the same. However I do have some pet peeves that I want to air if...
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