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  1. DIY: B5.5 parking brake cable replacement and adjustment

    B5 Information-Base
    This is a DIY for replacing the parking brake cables for :b55: Passat front wheel drive. If you have to replace one you might as well replace the other. I'm writing this because I have 3 manuals and none of them had all the right directions for doing it (Haynes, Audi A4/B5 Brake Repair and an...
  2. Rear parking brake cable replacement, what parts besides the cables?

    B5 Garage
    I have a front wheel drive 1.8T and I just finished replacing the rear calipers. Unfortunately the brake cable on the right does not always retract. The cable has no plastic coating (unlike the left where it's in the process of crumbling off). I pulled the boot and some strands are rusted away...
  3. What is this cable doing?

    Mobile Electronics
    What is this cable doing? The blue one is connected to the bluetooth module for RCD310 radio. But why is it connected to this cable? It is connected to a wire which is connected to the ac?
  4. Serial-to-OBDII cable for VDS-Pro

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A while back I looked into activating the remote window winding for Volkswagen Group cars using VDS-Pro: However, life got in the way since and I didn't manage to get...
  5. What is this (pos. battery cable ‘extra’ lead)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Going after the drains under the battery, saw this.
  6. how to remove H7 from cable

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is there a way to remove the black plastic after removing the metal frame , so I left with the two connects. Sorry about the terminology. here is what I'm talking about thanks
  7. Preventing Window Regulator cable rust?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Any one got any ideas? About eight months ago I had to replace the drivers door window regulator as the cable had rusted to the point of snapping. The new one just did the same thing. Do i need to be putting any grease on this thing? I have a tube of white lithium I could smear on there. But...
  8. VCDS Lite and $11 Blue Cable, Please Advise

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    VAG-COM KKL 409.1 USB Interface diagnostic cable for AUDI & Volkswagen - OBD2 / OBDII I just purchased this item in the Amazon store. I also downloaded VCDS from ross tech. I watched a tutorial video and went through the virtual manual. I am having trouble with one of the very first steps...
  9. drive by wire VS drive by cable question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    does anyone know if there is any difference in the physical structure of the drive by wire accelerator VS the drive by cable? im doing a custom project and my B5.5 wagon is a drive by wire setup, but I need to go back in time to the drive by cable assembly. does anyone have any info...
  10. Will this OBD2 cable work with my 99 Passat 1.9 TDI?

    B5 Garage
    Hi, the title says it all. The description on some of these cables can be a bit confusing. Read on some websites it will not work with the passat mk4, yet it will work with the mk5 (B6), while I read on another site that mk4 = B5, which is what I have... This is the cable in question: USB...
  11. VCDS Cable and Software - Where To Buy

    B5 Garage
    I would like to purchase cable and software to diagnose and program my 1999 1.8t AEB Passat. Really cannot afford the Rosstech cable and I am hoping that the forum can recommend a product to accomplish this. At this time I need to adapt my throttle body and read codes. Just spinning my wheels...
  12. WTD Drive by cable peddle assembly

    Parts For Sale
    im in need of a drive by cable peddle assembly, anybody out there parting out there car I would be interested in this setup. anything from a b5 Passat I believe will work for what im doing. tahnks!
  13. 1998 Passat Door cable

    New Member Introductions
    Hi... I think the door cable has snapped on my drivers door, I went to open it and something broke!!! Is it an easy fix?? Can anyone assist me with how I go about it? Its a 20v 1.8T Thanks.
  14. 1988 VW Passat Door cable

    New Member Introductions
    Hi.. I went to open the drivers door from the inside and something broke!! I've been told its probably the cable that has snapped. Is this gonna be a hard job for me to do? Can anyone give me some advice? Many thanks.
  15. Ross-Tech vagcom cable.

    Parts For Sale
    It is a genuine Ross tech cable. I literally just opened it last night, and today my car took a shit on me. I am looking for $350, or feel free to make an offer.
  16. Strange Cable Poking out (what is it to?)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Went into my fuse box yesterday to see the state of an A/C fuse. When I took off the cover, this cable poked out. Any idea what it is to, and what it attaches to? Don't like the idea of having this metal ended thing flapping around inside a fuse box.
  17. Original Ross Tech VAG COM cable available in the Northern VA area

    New Member Introductions
    Hi Guys , I just got myself a Original ROSS TECH VAG COM cable HEX-USB+CAN cable. I am in the Northern VA area . If anyone needs to retrieve any DTC code's or run a complete auto scan , let me know. my email is [email protected]
  18. VagCOM Cable fraud?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Bought a vagcom cable from amazon after having it be recommended by another PW user. [New Version] Findway VAG-COM KKL 409.1 USB Interface diagnostic cable for AUDI & Volkswagen - OBD2 / OBDII: Automotive Thats what was recommended to me. I installed VCDS LITE, but when I do the...
  19. F.S. 1999 Passatt for Parts

    Vehicles For Sale
    1999 Passat 2.8 V6. It runs but has a bad throttle body. Air works, tranny good, body in good shape, ats in bad shape, leather seats (driver seat bad).I am asking $900.00 for it.
  20. anyone have this vagcom cable?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hello all, im in a large bind at the moment having the wrong vagcomm cord i purchased online. i need this cord like the one listed below for sale on ebay with the FTDI chip installed. FTDI FT232RL VAG com KKL 409 1 OBD2 K Line USB Diagnostic Cable for VW Audi Seat | eBay does anyone in the...