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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. New Member Introductions
    Does anyone know an easy way to run cables through the seat for headrest monitors?
  7. Mobile Electronics
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  8. 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. 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 VW.com! 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Im looking at this cable http://bestofferbuy.com/VAG-COM-USB-Vehicle-CAN-Bus-Cable-with-Software-CD-p-29355.html?currency=USD&utm_source=gbase&utm_medium=cse&utm_campaign=gbase anyone have any experience with this? also, how hard are these tools to use, I only need to clear an airbag fault
  16. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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)
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