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  1. 2013 Passat, change OEM halogen headlight to LEDs, only 5 minitues

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    The right headlight bulb burned out, I thought to buy one set of new halogen bulbs on Amazon. I found LED bulbs are very popular. I'd like to try LED bulbs. So, I google "VW Passat led headlight bulb change", and watched Youtube videos. Then, I bought one set of LED bulbs, and installed them...
  2. 1992 Passat 2.0 gl wagon timing/shift point change

    New Member Introductions
    I have been having a problem with engine knock. The car is a 4 speed and the shift point used to be at 40 mph. Due to the load put on the engine, it would knock. I had the timing changed to 6 degree BTC and the shift point changed to 60 mph. The 4th gear drive would hold until you dropped to...
  3. W8 headlight issues. Anybody change out the lens?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Got two slightly abused W8 headlights from somebody on FB on the cheap. One of the ballasts was bad so I did and aftermarket 55w hid conversion one headlight was dim and one was bright. The stock lights with hid bulbs were brighter. Played around with them swapping bulbs, ballasts and wiring...
  4. EPC light and Crank Position Sensor Change

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yesterday I was caught by surprise when tried to start the car (1.8T 2002). It took several attempts to crank the engine but then instantly got the EPC light and high idle. Based on what I read in the forum, the culprit should be a bad crank position sensor. Is that a right assumption? Or should...
  5. Why you should never change just the timing belt, and not rollers too

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Here is an AEB -1.8T timing belt tensioner, which has about 70,000 miles/6.5 years on it. It looks OK, except that it is locked up. This is from the car that AndreasPassat helped us with on Thanksgiving weekend. The roller will turn a few degrees either way, then won't move. There are also...
  6. Front brakes crunch after pad and rotor change

    B5 Garage
    So this is the second Passat I’ve had with this problem. 2003 GLX 4 Motion. I changed pads and rotors last month. Was pretty careful, used the pink brake quiet stuff. The problem is when I brake everything works fine up until the last second of completing my stop. At the last moment there is...
  7. Transmission fluid change at high mileage?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had my Passat go into limp mode because of accessive slipping and I had it reset by a shop and drives fine now. The shop told me I need to have the transmission serviced because of low and dirty fluid. So would it be a bad idea to change it with this high of mileage? My Passat has over 157,000...
  8. Don't underestimate how long a water pump change takes

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Our son drove in from the Phoenix area for Thanksgiving, in the old '98 wagon which had a dripping water pump. He had an Air Force buddy with him, so I didn't feel right pushing too much to start on the car. Then another Air Force guy from their basic training days shows up and stayed over...
  9. Transmission Control Module - Can you change it without reprogram?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    2006 VW passat 2.0T Getting these error codes below.. Is it possible to just swap a Transmission control module without reprogramming? N90__5N___09G_1_0707_11_00011 Fault list: Control module address Error 0002 VAG00262: Solenoid valve 3 Fault list: Control module address Error 0053...
  10. CCT Change, now 16396 code

    B5 Garage
    Holy crap Batman! Thought everything went great on TB and CCT change. Crank and Exhaust cam set to TDC, installed CCT, my son and I double checked for 16 rollers and closed her up. After typical initial clatter, it calmed down to being nice and quite. Took it for a 10 mile spin and it idled and...
  11. oil change 6 speed DSG

    B6 Garage
    Hello. Does anyone have a good explanation for change oil on DSG in a Passat 2007 2,0tdi. the gearbox code is HXS Seems to be allot of videos and how to out there, but would be nice to know what better way to do it :) Now it past 50000km and 2,5 year sins last change, so better do it now i...
  12. B5.5 v6 starts but dies; after oil pan change?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Short version is; split the oil pan with a slow but steady crack. Had extra oil on hand and kept topping up on the way to my shop. Hit traffic pulled over and parked it till after traffic. Got more oil to drive the extra 2 miles. the STOP warning light never came on cause of my oil additions...
  13. Speedo needle change

    New Member Introductions
    Anyone changed and made a diy of it, the speedo leds and needles at a passat b5.5 2004 diesel?
  14. AT Long Overdue Fluid Change Procedure

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am in the process of refreshing a 2003 wagon with a non 4-mo AT. It has 140k miles and the ATF is black, leading me to suspect it has never been changed. I have changed ATF on Passats many times, so I know proper procedure. What I am wanting input on is the steps people think I should follow...
  15. You must replace rotors every brake pad change?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    My 2015 is already hitting 50k miles and needs some new pads. So I called two shops today and both of them told me they had to change the rotors out when the brake pads are changed. Something about not being able to turn them and something else about a wire. Both shops quoted me around 350.00...
  16. 2010 B6 Wagon Power Hatch wont open after 3AA CCM change

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I've been working for the last few weeks on updating my GW and CCM so I can retrofit the Discover Media Headunit among other things. nycdub2 has provided me with great levels of help to get everything properly completed to this point. Everything is working as before when I had the original GW...
  17. Clutch takeup or feel can change during the same drive

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2004 Passat GLX V6 5spd. One thing I have noticed lately is that the engagement point of the clutch can vary, sometimes during the same drive. Normally, the clutch starts engaging 1.5-2 inches from the floor. But occasionally I notice it engaging much faster - like within .75-1 inch...
  18. 50,000 mile service. Dealer wants to change trans fluid

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi, I'm coming up on 50,000 miles on my 2012 Passat 5-speed MT. I've been doing the regular 10k service intervals at the dealer (only had the car for two years, bought it used directly from another person), but now the dealer is telling me that the trans fluid should be changed at the 50k...
  19. DCC mode change issue

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Hi all, I managed to create a DCC issue on my 2009 Passat CC by turning the car off while DSG was in drive. Now the mode change is not shown on MFD and also on the selector button the comfort and sport modes aren't highlighting too. However, I can feel the modes change when I press the button...
  20. ABS and ESP Lights are on after battery change

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    ABS and ESP Lights are on after battery change I am hoping somebody will recognize this problem. My car battery just died a few days ago, I called breakdown hoping for a jump start so I could go over to Halfords. The breakdown guy had spare batteries with him and fitted one for a price cheaper...
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