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  1. 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...
  2. Jumper Cables Crossed Up - Hope This Helps Someone

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, I realize I'm opening myself up for some ridicule, but here goes ... My son's '03 Passat 1.8T sat all winter and the battery was dead, so I went to jump it with my daughter's '05 Escape. And yes, I made the bone head move of mixing up the cable connections on the donor vehicle! Luckily we...
  3. B5.5 Passat 1.9TDi aftermarket cruise control install (different cables)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, I thought I would share what I learned while installing an aftermarket cruise control with totally nonsense-colored cables. It was a pain in the a** to install it for the first time, because I found a diagram which had my cable colors but it was wrong. So the second time I took my...
  4. Transmission rest/ Touching battery cables together/ Myth or Fact?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2 questions for the masses. 01 V6 Triptonic I read the other day that someone was having issues with there car going into limp mode and they were able to reset the trans computer by turning the key to the on position (not starting) and depressing the gas pedal for 20 seconds then releasing and...
  5. Lots of cable to run! What's the best path? CarPC project.

    Mobile Electronics
    Hello everyone! I finally got most of the parts for my CarPC and now it's time to get some cables through! My plan is to have the unit in the trunk because I can't fit it anywhere else in my b5.5. Can You guys tell me what is the best way to get in to the trunk without exposing any cables? I'm...
  6. How to run cables through the seats for head rest monitors

    New Member Introductions
    Does anyone know an easy way to run cables through the seat for headrest monitors?
  7. Editorial on Monster Cables

    Mobile Electronics
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  8. battery cables

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Need parts help for a 98 V6... I need to instal new battery cables as the old cables actually broke at the terminals during a battery change a while back, and as a quick fix I installed new clamps but had to shorten the cables....Long story short I need to get new cables from local parts...
  9. Snow Chains - Snow Cables

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Can anyone give me an answer about snow chains on my 2012 Passat TDI SEL? Here's my question submitted to VW online. Welcome to! How can I assist you today? Duane says: 92823 Melanie M. says: Hello Duane. My name is Melanie M., may I please have your zip code? Duane says: I have...
  10. FS: Phatnoise PhatBox 2 units, cradle and cables

    Parts For Sale
    I have for sale 2 Phatboxes for sale, 3 cables for connection in the car, 1 cradle, 1 20 GB hard drive and 1 power. I have no software. Both units work. $150 shipped in the continental US.
  11. vag com cables from ebay ?

    B5 Garage
    does anyone have any clue which cable on ebay is a good quality for what is need to do a good scan on the passat 2.8 30v v6 ? or a good vendor on the ebay site to deal with any help is greatly appreciated thanks
  12. Confused About VAG-COM cables?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have been looking at the compatibility chart on ross-tech website, apparently some cars around post 2006 do not work with the blue coloured vag-com cable, I was caught out recently, I purchased one of these blue cables for use on Passat 140PS 08 b6 2.0 TDI Spent hours searching the web...
  13. CD changer help cables?

    Mobile Electronics
    i have a gamma radio in the car with the CD changer in the boot... i need a cable to run from the changer to the HU. i took the changer out too see what connectors it had on it and this is where i got confused! the changer is already connected to something in the boot but there is no connecter...
  14. VAG-COM cables on Ebay

    B5 Garage
    I keep seeing these VAG-COM cables on Ebay for $10 (or less). Can I just buy one of these cables, then download the software from (??) The Ebay cables say they use the 409.1 VAG-COM software available from Ross-Tech. Does anyone have any experience with these?
  15. vag com cables

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Im looking at this cable anyone have any experience with this? also, how hard are these tools to use, I only need to clear an airbag fault
  16. Reversed Battery cables

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all- My wife decided to change the battery in her 04 Passat and without paying attention connected the cable backwards for about 2 seconds. Now the radio and cigarette lighter don't power up at all. Checked the fuses and they look good. Any idea what she broke?
  17. Anybody use one of those Coleman "Road Power" booster cables?

    Anything Auto
    After not having jumper/booster cables for a while now, and feeling a little naked without them in the otherwise well equipped trunk, I finally bought a set of 4 gauge 16' Coleman Road Power cables. I was wondering what the general consensus is on this particular brand of cables, and if anyone...
  18. Does the OEM monsoon radio have the red/white audio cables for aux?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Mine is not around me but a couple of people have asked me if my standard headphone to red/blue connectors will work on the monsoon radio.
  19. 2 TVB 141 Bazooka Subs and Malibu amplifier and cables.

    Classified Archive
    I have this 2 Bazooka TVB 141 subs and a small Amp. The amp is a malibu 120s. Its not very famous but its exactly what you need for these 2 subs. I also have wiring for them. I had these in my 98 B5 but i flipped it and luckily walked away alive and also with a bunch of parts from the car. That...
  20. 17" rims and snow cables... recommended?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    All, I'm driving to the California Sierras for one week where the weather can change very quickly. I have 225-45-17's on my car..... anybody here use cables, and if so, how did they work? (I know, late snow season question)