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  1. Split steering rack boot on 1.8t FWD MT.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So this last weekend I discovered that the driver's side boot over the steering rack has split in two. I'm assuming it would be a good idea to replace it. Looking for input on what it would take to replace both steering rack boots. Details on the car: 2003 GLS wagon, 1.8t awm, 5sp MT, FWD...
  2. Throttal body boot for fmic

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Can anyone point me in a direction to anyplace I can find a 2 3/4 to 2inch boot for a 1.8t. I'm installing a fmic and the boot is wrong size. Fmic pipe is 2 inch. I'm not online a ton but if you have any ideas please post
  3. Das Boot

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001.5, 1.8 AWM , Noticed I have had a little water ingress on the driver side floor, so cleaned sunroof drains, clear as can be,hoses all seem to be in place also. Since I was doing major maintenance and had the battery removed (hooked up with fused wire, copied from somebody on forum,thanks...
  4. axle inner boot cap - how the f#÷<k do i take it off

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Bought the inner axle boot replacement kit to have it changed ON A RAXLE and for the hell of it it does not want to come off. I already destroyed the whole thing and it wone come off. Supposedly original caps are press on and should come off but this is not the original one so who the hell...
  5. Passat Wagon- Opening boot from inside

    B5 Garage
    B5.5 Passat GLX 4Mo Wagon So maybe I like to sleep in my car for car camping sometimes. Fold down the 60 of the 60/40, lay out a sleeping pad, and it beats any flimsy tent. Getting in from the back is easy. Getting out is a different story. That story is, rear passengers door after some yoga...
  6. Steering Boot Replacement conundrum......

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had a steering rack boot (passenger side), get fried by a shady Alignment service, and it's time to replace it, but there's a problem...... The bellows that I can find are WAAAY too long for that rack!! I have an Early B5, and all the Info I can find leads me to the conclusion this is the...
  7. Steering Boot Replacement conundrum......

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had a steering rack boot (passenger side), get fried by a shady Alignment service, and it's time to replace it, but there's a problem...... The bellows that I can find are WAAAY too long for that rack!! I have an Early B5, and all the Info I can find leads me to the conclusion this is the...
  8. Passat boot open warning light on dash

    New Member Introductions
    Hi I will try and post this twice here and then maybe I need to do it somewhere else. Not sure how this works. We have a 2004 passat estate and since getting the car have always had to open the boot with the key. Can't use the switch on the drivers door or the key fob. Recently the tailgate open...
  9. Passat Estate with weird boot lock problem

    New Member Introductions
    I've had my B7 estate for 3 years, 53,000 miles and I love it. However earlier this week while driving the open boot alert appeared on the dash and the interior light came on. I pulled over, opened and shut the boot. After a few minutes it happened again. Then it started doing it repeatedly...
  10. *WANTED* b5.5 Manual shift boot in GREY!

    Parts For Sale
    hey guys, working on a little project and im in need of a manual transmission shift boot in GREY from a B5.5 Passat, any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
  11. Question L/H Door light switch and boot light not working on my 2002 Passat.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi I wandering if anyone can help me these problems. The L/H door switch dose not seem to be operating as the door ajar light and interior lights do not function off this door can some one tell where the door switch is located. Also the boot light is not operating either and I can't locate the...
  12. CV boot question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm replacing my daughter's cv boot but the kit I ordered came with a type of clamp I've never seen nor used, picture below. How do I tighten this sucker? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Unlocking front door keeps popping the boot - ideas?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys. Just bought a 2004 1.9tdi Highline and brought her home last night. Everything seems fine other than when I unlock the car, the boot pops open. Does anyone know what could be causing this or where I should start to try and correct it? Originally I thought the key remote might be...
  14. Boot lock problem

    New Member Introductions
    Last weekend my 2006 Polo Classic sedan had a problem with the boot lock. It would not latch to keep the boot closed. Upon investigation, I found that the mechanism moves freely, but the rotary latch does not latch properly in the hook. After removing the mechanism and checking it out, I...
  15. CV Boot Leak Past Clamp

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I spent hours under the car replacing all the control arms, and I couldn't help noticing all the grease coming out around the CV boot on my axle. This is an axle I picked up from Autozone about a year ago. It is not torn, there are no holes. But it seems way to much grease is getting out and...
  16. Split CV Boot, rebuild or go with Raxles, 2003 with 150k, your recommendations...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I am the 2nd owner of a 2003 Passat wgn, 1.8t awm, 5sp MT, 150k miles, my daily driver. While rotating tires yesterday I found the driver's side outer CV boot has split in two. Outer CV boots were replaced 72k miles back, inner boots have never been replaced. No clicking while turning, so I...
  17. Water in estate boot

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi, I've come here because I have a problem. I have searched the internet and the forum but can't any decent answers to this issue. I have a 2013 Passat estate and have water in the passenger side of the boot (where the blue cloth is on the attached image) and the carpet like lining is...
  18. Water in B7 Estate boot

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I've come here because I have a problem. I have searched the internet and the forum but can't any decent answers to this issue. I have a 2013 Passat estate and have water in the passenger side of the boot (where the blue cloth is on the attached image) and the carpet like lining is...
  19. FS: Black Leather Shifter Boot

    Parts For Sale
    My beater needed a new shifter boot so I grabbed a few to cut down on shipping. $25 delivered, black with black stitching... I also have a few black leather ones with red stitching if somebody wants that...
  20. First VW Passat. Need some advice on boot opening issue thanks

    New Member Introductions
    Hi Guys, Well i am new to the VW World and have just purchased a 2004 Passat, im having a big issue with the boot i noticed when i pushed unlock from the car or key fob it will unlock the boot but not open fully. Im guessing it should open fully anyone got any advice. Thanks Nick
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