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  1. 1.8t 4motion Automatic Behavior Question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    05 Passat 1.8t 5AT 4Motion wagon 127k. I've never owned an automatic, so I'm not sure if this behavior is normal. When I have the car in TIP mode in 4th gear and hit the gas, the RPMs jump by about 200, then the car accelerates normally. In 5th gear the RPMs jump by about 100 and then the car...
  2. Strange AC/defrost behavior

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Help me out guys....Anyone know what controls the AC/defrost on a 2010 B6 Passat? Wife has been complaining for a few mornings now that the passenger side window defrost (with the AC on) does not clear/dry the condensation off the windshield. Driver side works like a charm. She said that there...
  3. Odd Behavior After After-Market Radio/Head Unit Installation

    Mobile Electronics
    I'm trying to diagnose my problem that appeared after an aftermarket radio/HU install. I have a 2003 FWD GLS 1.8T 5pd wagon; no Climatronic anything. I have recently replaced the OEM Monsoon unit in the car with an aftermarket radio; a Kenwood Excelon DPX791BH using a Metra XSVI-9003-NAV...
  4. Odd starting behavior

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok so on my Passat 1.8T B5.5 it has always started up & gone through the warm up process for about 30-40 seconds with the SAIP running and higher RPMs (about 1100-1200). The last week here has had some single digit temperatures and I noticed that when I first start the car in the morning it is...
  5. Need help with odd bi-xenon headlight behavior

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    My father has a late 2006 Passat with the bi-xenon headlights. He's been having a problem for years where he'll get the warning light on in the cluster that a bulb is bad, and one or both headlights go out. If he shuts down and restarts the car, they work fine again for a random amount of time...
  6. Cannot connect VCDS - strange behavior

    B5 Garage
    Hi folks!! i am having trouble connecting VCDS to a 2002 Passat wagon. There is strange behavior. Usually when I plug in and the key is off...the light on the cable end stays red. I have an official ross-tech can-USB cable. On this wagon, it stays red for a few seconds and then goes green...
  7. 2000 passat 1.8t B5 strange smoking behavior

    B5 Garage
    I have 2000 Passat 1.8t bought two months ago now with new but odd smoking problem that started this week. First two times it started the next morning after highway drive the previous day and parked overnight. White, thick, burning-rubber-smell smoke from exhaust with a little more from back of...
  8. B5.5 Wagon, Normal Taillight Behavior?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When my lights are on, all 4 "rounds" of my taillights are on. However, my driver's side lower round is only half on. It's dimmer than the others. I changed the bulb, and it still does this. What could be the problem, if all of my taillights function normally except for this one bulb being...
  9. Strange CCM function behavior

    B5 Garage
    Symptoms of my 1.8T 2001 B5.5: Remote control locking/unlocking never works. The interor lights have two modes: 1) working as they should and 2) dimming/off:ing when they should but then lights up again, at a lower power. At this point, 6V is applied at the bulbs. Mode 2 can occur occasionally...
  10. Codes, Strange Behavior and Stress

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So this weekend I pulled out the Vagcom Lite and decided to read some codes. I've always had a SAIP issue so that threw the P0411 code. This time however I got 9 codes coming up!!! I cleared them all, went for a drive and later only 3 codes came up (cy 4 misfire ect). I have had an issue after...
  11. Unusual Boost Leak Test behavior....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I performed a boost leak test on my '04 1.8T this afternoon. The only place I heard air escaping from was the Vacuum pump. http://c1552172.r72.cf0.rackcdn.com/223263_x600.jpg I could feel the air racing out of what felt like a hole located on the underside of the lip near the top of the pump...
  12. Question regarding stock AWM boost behavior

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I recently installed a boost gauge, and as usual I have some questions. At WOT boost builds up quickly to 7-8psi holds, then tapers off a little as I get into high RPM range. It is very consistent. Whenever I put my foot down boost builds right up and holds at 7-8psi. I have read from posts...
  13. Electronic trip computer error and erratic blinker behavior

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I've recently purchased a used 2003 GLX with 101k miles. So far, I've noticed two electrical issues. 1. The electronic information system (avg mpg, instantaneous mpg and trip) seems to clear on a daily basis. It doesn't clear every time I restart the car, but it resets after I start the...
  14. Baffled by temp gauge behavior...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've searched all over and unless I missed something completely, this hasn't been brought up. The other day when I was driving my 2000 2.8 Passat, the temperature gauge shot up to red and the dash started to warn me to stop. I pulled over and turned the car off. I checked the coolant and it was...
  15. Regarding the Chicago weather on Friday (strange car behavior)

    B5 Garage
    I had some running around to do after it had snowed all day, so when I decided to shovel while the car warmed up. I also had to charge my phone, so I started the car, plugged in my inverter, and got after the snow. I shoveled for longer than I intended, maybe 40 minutes. When I went back to my...
  16. Strange Monsoon CD Speaker Behavior

    Mobile Electronics
    Ok, this is a real quirky problem. I've got a 2002 Wagon with a Monsoon radio/CD/Cassette assembly. Works fine (except as noted). The CD operation is such that the right hand speakers (mostly) have no operation with CD, OK with radio and cassette. I just tried cleaning the contacts of the...
  17. Burning rubber smell / odd behavior

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2004 AWM TIP 113,000 miles A couple of months ago, I got into my car after work, started it and almost instantly noticed a burning rubber smell. It wasn't too intense so I proceeded on my way home. While on the highway, the 'alternator workshop' light came on. I got home and parked my car for a...
  18. Turn indicators/Hazzardlights abnormal behavior

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    98-1.8T When the car is parked for i while ( ours or days ) suddenly all turning light starts to full brightness, not flashing just stays on to battery is dead. This problem has always solved itself after battery was disconnected for a while and never apeard when driving until now! For a few...
  19. 2005 VW passat A/C behavior

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Did a search but did not find exactly this issue. 2005 Passat 1.8T. AC is blowing cold but at idle the compressors seems to cycle on and off earradically thus blow more warm/non-conditioned air and also the when the compressor comes on at idle the air is not as cold as it should be. However...
  20. Strange Locking Behavior

    B5 Garage
    Have a 2004 B5.5 wagon gls about 120k Lately, when you lock the car via the remote, it arms the alarm and locks all doors except for the drivers door. Also, sometimes the door randomly locks and unlocks when driving.
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