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  1. Intermittent Immobilizer issue - codes 17978 and 01176, Engine start is being blocked

    B5 Garage
    Vehicle is a 2001 V6 GLX B5.5. Per the year (2001) I would have thought it had Immobi II. But according to what I've read on the Ross Tech site, it leads me to believe it has Immobi 3. I'm basing this on the scan below showing 17 VIN digits followed by 14 digit Immobi ID. Owned the car for a...
  2. Thanks for being here

    New Member Introductions
    The last owner gave up on this car. It had identical issues to many other member cars. It seems like it needs the tps dialed-in but it had security issues in front of that- driver door latch and locking and alarm.
  3. The importance of not being a Dick

    B5 Garage
    Names have been changed to protect the innocent. Dick likes to work on cars. Dick buys cars on Craigslist for $500 and fixes them. Dick's wife says he has too many cars. Dick buys a car the wife likes. Dick buys a $500 2003 Passat Wagon, 5 speed with a 1.8t with a snapped timing belt. Dick...
  4. drivers door won't open from outside after being locked and unlocked

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I replaced the drivers door window regulator and now the drivers door won't open from outside after being locked and unlocked. If I get out of the car and close the door, it will open just fine from the outside. If I lock the door with the key fob, then un-lock the door with the key fob, the...
  5. 2004 1.8t exhaust failed for being too loud

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Good evening all, Just got a 2004 1.8t fwd and the inspection station said it has an exhaust leak and is too loud. The leak is up front near the flex pipe. Pardon me for terminology if I'm wrong. Well I went to the usual websites like rock auto and German parts and saw the catalytic converter...
  6. After Two Weeks of being CEL free it's back D:

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yesterday on the parkway before changing my air filter I got P2096 Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Lean. I cleared it yesterday and it hasn't come back yet, but I don't understand why it's coming on still. I recently had my exhaust repaired so that isn't leaking anymore, my fuel filter was...
  7. Nothing like being condescending to new members

    New Member Introductions
    Calling new members "Noob" is a deragatory term used in the gaming community to talk down to new players in a game.
  8. confirmation of torque converter being bad?

    B5 Garage
    Hey everyone, I'm new around here and new to the VW game. Not new to turning wrenches on cars, but I can already tell this one will try my patience quite a bit. Anyways, I picked up a broken 2004 passat 1.8t fwd from a friend of mine. I've tinkered around with it and I'm pretty sure that the...
  9. Woes of being chipped... simple question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a few questions after doing a TON of reading. My intention for opening this thread is to get some right to the point answers for those who have more experience with this type stuff. Mods and info first: Unitronic Stage 1+ 1998 AEB 1.8t Manual Forge 007 DV with green spring and two shims...
  10. 2000 1.8t Hard start after being parked for an hour or more

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It starts fine in the morning, then after driving it for 15-20 minutes, if you try to start it within 5-10 minutes it starts fine. If it sits for a half an hour or more it won't start. It will turnover, but, not start. If you wait a couple of hours it will turnover then the cranking slows and...
  11. Confused about the front lights alway being on when I drive. Daytime running lights?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have noticed that when I drive my passat that the front lights are on and I dont think I have noticed this in other passats that drive around the city. is there a switch that I need to turn off
  12. Passat B5.5 Looking for Advice on Timing Belt being off by a tooth

    New Member Introductions
    I have a 2001 Passat with the 2.8 v6 and I replaced the timing belt about a year ago, just started getting a P0340 code, which by my research means the timing belt is off by a tooth. I am just wondering if I need to tear the whole thing down again to fix, or if there is some way to get it right...
  13. Just being nosey

    New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, Bored at work and snooping around here. I no longer own a passat but i see someone is looking for a switchblade key so i reregistered so i can PM for an address. I figured if I give it away I might get some good Karma.
  14. abs codes leads to auto trans being immobilized?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hello, This is my first real post in the forum, for the short period of time I have been on here I have found so much useful information. Seems to be a great place. I have a few questions related to this platform. I picked up a b5 passat v6 30v for cheap. The guy said as the car warmed up the...
  15. Am I being charged too much? 02 Passat 1.8T

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have been meaning to get some work done on my car and was wondering if the estimates seemed alright: Timing Belt: $994.27 -timing belt -water pump -thermostat -coolant Oil Purge of entire system: $495 Oil Pump: $779.66 -oil filter -synthetic oil (5w30) -oil pump Total: $2268.93
  16. Harro? I am looking for isle 3? JK. love passats and I love being a part of this site

    New Member Introductions
    The passat is Fantastic. Love my 30V!
  17. Thank you for being a friend....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I hope you just sang the Golden Girls song cause I did when I typed it! So, I just traded my B5.5 for a 2011 Honda CR-V. Thanks everyone for all the help the last couple if years. The Passat surely wouldn't have lasted this long without you... I managed to save a few things that I'll put into...
  18. Ahh, I hate being a Noob.

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, my name is Stacey. I own a 2002 Passat B5.5 Gls 1.8T. I live in a small town in Oregon and Ive recently been having some electrical problems. I took my car into a local Ford dealership.. they've always been really good with my car and with me, so I thought they might be able to...
  19. hate to ask being new

    New Member Introductions
    picked up a 2007 passat love the car best car i have owned driving to work to day check engine light came on stopped at lunch to get it scanned 8 codes were present not sure were to start the codes are p0507 idle control higher than expected p0171 system lean b1 p0642 ecm knock...
  20. Fuel Injectors being replaced by VW - what about fuel filter?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi all Car is booked in for Free recall by VW to replace all 4 injectors FOC (at a cost of well over £2000 to them) I dont know anything/much about cars if i'm honest, but i do know its due for a service, and fuel filter change is something i wanted to do, but wont pay the £60 VW charge will...
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