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  1. B5 Garage
    I have a sound coming from my engine bay that I have not noticed before. It certainly doesn't sound correct, as it can be heard above the engine when I am on the road. Its either a component that is normally silent (so I will need to repair/replace), or its a component that is running...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    My bonnet handle inside the car no longer opens the bonnet, I removed the handle and pulled manually on the bonnet latch wire but still nothing. does anyone have a DIY for opening the bonnet manually as i've searched long and hard through the internet with no luck for a passat B7, the closest i...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Dont know how long these will last online at $5. The item is a bit 'rough' but my thinking is that it will serve as a spare in a pinch if I break mine, I have come close a few times. The OEM item is around $20 and shipping is always slow; it is just plastic, so everybody to their own. Hood...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi My passat's (2003 TDI SILVER) bonnet is damaged and i'm trying to find a used one on ebay. I need some advice on the replacement part. Can i look for any passat model between 2001 and 2005 (B5.5) irrespective of the version, i.e. TDI, Petrol or Touring. Or i should only look for the same...
  5. B5 Garage
    I need a bonnet strut as mine, today, appeared to completely fail - christ those bonnets are heavy... Does anyone have one knocking about for sale, or does anyone know a place reasonably priced for one in the UK? Cheers
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi I have a problem with my baby. I have a passat estate diesel 03. I now can't open my bonnet, I'm a typical girl and have no idea what I'm looking for. The release in car is working, bonnet opens slightly, well when I pulled the lever under bonnet to fully open it kinda snapped off and was...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I've seen a few B5 bonnets and would like to get my hands on one. There don;t appear to any available here in the UK :( Can anyone help? How much lighter are they to the stock B5 steel bonnet (hood) please? Also, I have some Cobra Imola S bucket seats, which are side mounted types...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    After suffering intermittent failures of wipers and/or the wash/wipe on my 2006 Passat TDi - VW garage traced problem to a faulty bonnet catch switch. Wish I had found the following gem of advice earlier - I found it on another advice forum, but £130 too late! ..if all the fuses are ok the nxt...
  9. B5 Garage
    Hi there, my car: VW Passat 1,8T estate, RHD. 1999. I have owned the car for a little less than a year and I bought it without knowing it was written off by an insurance company, then bought and done up. Anyway, I love the car, and it drives like a dream. I have had a recurring problem over...
  10. B5 Garage
    I did some searching ... couldn't find any DIY or info. Can someone give me an idea of how involved it is to remove the hood on the passat (i.e. for painting)?? Thanks.
  11. B5 Garage
    Does any one know of any photos of how to fit the bonnet lock on a 02 1.9 TDI passatt estate. The front panel only has one hole that does not line up with the original lock mechanism and one square section of molding sticking out about 3/4 inch square. The computer at the Volkswagen garage is...
  12. The Showroom
    Just got myself a bonnet bra lol. Some stretched tyres on the front and wound the coilies down another 20mm at the front.:crazy: Next month will be getting the tires on the back and removing the platforms in the coilies. Comments welcome :thumbup:
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    as above need em shipped to ireland!! cheers and thanks lads!
  14. Europe
    Can anyone advise how much is a reasonable price to strip a dark blue bonnet back down to bare metal and respray it please?
  15. B5 Garage
    Hi all, I have a 2006 Passat 1.9Tdi and I have just done something stupid!! Whilst trying to get the battery out I inadvertently disconnected the bonnet release and now cannot open the bonnet. Any ideas on how to open it? Thanks Rob
  16. B5 Garage
    Hi all, Just joined the forum and am requiring some help from some of you knowledgable lot already! The bonnet release mechanism on my 2002 passat tdi isn't operating as it should and i'm unable to open my bonnet! The (primary) release lever inside the car is working fine, and popping the...
  17. B5 Garage
    Hi can someone advise how to adjust or replace the bonnet release cable on a passat B5 TDi as I have noticed the handle in the drivers footwell is getting a bit loose or the cable is stretched. Thanks.
  18. B5 Garage
    right.. oil level light came on... added oil light is still on, manual says it should go off when i open bonnet.. so it must have a switch and something is wrong with it :thumbdown does anyone know where it is and how to test it? also should the display on the dash tell me when the bonnet is...
  19. Europe
    came across this. http://shop.street-racers.co.uk/c2750_3040_5696_6145.htm lighter car = faster, but at £700 it's your wallet that will be lighter!
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