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  1. Passat possessed - Left blinker blinks twice as fast, then normal after door slam ...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Always a puzzle with these cars. I'm driving along, everything was normal up to this point. Hit the left hand turn signal, and it starts blinking at about twice the normal rate - very noticeable. So, when we get to the parking lot, I jump out and confirm that the left turn signal lights (all...
  2. BRAKE light blinks after brake pad and rotor replacement.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, 98, 1.8t, SW. I had changed the front brake pads and rotors about 3 months ago. When I did the test drive, I saw that the BRAKE light blinked 30 second into driving with a loud buzz sound. This has been the case so far. The other week I replaced the rear pads and rotors as well and...
  3. Oil light blinks intermittently, then goes off.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello Everyone, 1998, 1.8T, 225.000. Triptronic. Last week, the oil light sign blinked for 10 seconds and then went off. This happened couple of times in heavy traffic in DC, doing 20-30mi/h. Since then the light has not come on. I use 10W-40 Castrol Part Synthetic, and Mann 940/25 oil filter...
  4. What do you call that thing that blinks the directional three times for one push?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    And where would I get one? You know it's a little electronic thingy that wires into the stalk I guess and blinks the directional 3 times on just one little flick of the stalk. I even saw one in a VW catalog somewhere I think. You see I got pulled over TWICE in one week for not signaling...
  5. Check Engine Light Blinks then on, then off: 2004 Passat V6

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, I apologize in advance if this topic is already beaten to death, but my forum search didn't turn up anything that matched my situation. We've had wet and cold weather in Los Angeles this past week with lots of splashing puddles. Upon starting the car one morning after a few days of...
  6. Left Turn Signal Blinks Faster When Brake Pressed and Head Lights are On

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, I've searched and read all the posts on fast turn signals but was unable to find someone with an exactly similar problem. My left turn signal works fine except when my head lights are on AND I press the brake, then it blinks much faster. I have previously replaced the flasher relay...
  7. Third Brake Light blinks constantly

    B5 Garage
    Just bought a 03 Passat wgn. The third brake light blinks constantly when I'm not on the brakes. Only does it when I have my headlights on at night(I think). When I am braking it will overide the blinking. It doesn't do it everytime, just every few miniutes. Got any suggestions of what it...
  8. temperature blinks and beeps???

    New Member Introductions
    almost every time i go out in my 2001 b5.5..i hear a beep noise while drivin and i see the temperature blinking (a snowfalke and 39 degrees fahrenheit)...any reason why it beeps and blinks??
  9. Turn signal blinks only twice?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As of this morning my passat wagon 2002's turn signals blink twice when turned on and then stop. Very odd. Thoughts? Suggestions? thanks! - ben
  10. Turn Signals Quit After 3 Blinks

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm hoping someone might have an idea of what the problem could be. When I turn the signals on, they blink 3 - 5 or so times, then simply stop. The turn signal arm remains in the same position until you've completed your turn or turn it off. I've checked/replaced the fuse. I've checked the...
  11. My left turn signal blinks three times, then dies. ???

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As the topic states, when I activate the left turn signal, it blinks 2-3 times then stays off, even though the switch is still on. The right turn signal is becoming irregular, but at least it will blink the whole time the switch is on :roll: .......and the hazards are fine. So what's up? I...