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  1. How to make an OEM-looking usb charging port

    B5 Garage
    I always wanted to do this mod, finally had the time and patience to actually do it. I found a PlayStation 2 next to the garbage cans a few days ago and I immediately saw the dual usb port on it. I took it apart and de-soldered what I needed. I'm pretty sure you can buy a USB hub on ebay, take...
  2. Battery Charging Problem

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK, full admission up front, so this isn't about our Passat B5.5 variant wagon (that's saved our bacon this week)--it's about our trusty 03 Eurovan T4 (gasp!) I promise not to do it again--I just wish they had EV(T4)world! Three years ago, I put on a rebuilt alternator. This week, it...
  3. charging voltage?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, So I'm still driving around with my scan gauge on my 03. I've noticed that the alternator charging voltage is about 13.3-13.6 vdc, but sometimes when turning hard or coming to a quick stop it drops to 12.9 vdc sometimes for 20-30 seconds. If I tap the throttle usually it jumps back...
  4. Charging issue

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hey guys I have a 2012 Passat. Other night the car died battery light came on. I figured no big deal changed battery. light still on, Tested voltage was reading low with car on. Figured must be alternator. Swapped out alternator with a new one . Light still on. My system isn't charging. All...
  5. Alternator not charging right after front motor mount replaced?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had just had my front motor mount and bank one sensor one passenger O2 sensor replaced. O2 sensor was a Bosch premium and the motor mount was directly from VW. After I got off the parkway, on my (don't know the exact name) is it the trip computer? It read ALTERNATOR WORKSHOP! And I had the...
  6. B4 VR6 battery not charging

    New Member Introductions
    i was wondering if anyone has had this problem with there passat, my alternator is good( got it tested, plus replace the VR, and the slip ring), my battery when fully charged holds it charge for over 2 days, the blue wire isn't broken at all so....... i bought the car about a yr ago with a bad...
  7. The Not Charging System

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What good is the Red Battery Idiot Light, anyway? My charging system is not charging the battery, the idiot light dos not come on. 1998 Wagon, AEB Engine, as yet unknown Alternator model/brand, Manual transmission, 211000 miles -- I'm thinking it's the brushes. But where's the idiot light...
  8. Weird charging problems

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, this thing is driving me crazy. My 2001 V6 ATQ is having weird intermittent charging issues. It's happened 3 times now. Car starts fine, then a few minutes into driving, car acts like the alternator is dead. Lights dim, warning lights on the dash, and car finally dies, then car won't...
  9. Oil Leak after charging with R134

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 Passat GLS and never had any kind of oil leaks etc. I noticed after charging with R134 to get the AC running back to normal, a few weeks later I noticed a leak on the driveway. I noticed there was a SLOW drip coming off the corner of transmission pan on to the driveway and...
  10. Usb charger drains battery when nothing is charging

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just bought a USB charger for my '00 Passat. I left it plugged into the lighter socket and now my battery is drained just enough where the car wont start. Lights come on but it wont turn over. Its been parked for about 4 days. I had no idea it would be draining when nothing is plugged into...
  11. charging system problem. please help!

    New Member Introductions
    Hi folks, I have a 2000 VW Passat 1.8(ATW), and I’m having trouble starting the car. The battery was tested to be ok. I charged the battery fully couple times; eventually, the car would shut down on me with a drained battery. I just replaced a new alternator (90amp) on it, and again it would...
  12. charging at idle issue

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001 2.8 v6 replaced batt and alt last year. now when i idle car for more then 2 minuets i notice the lcd dash display starts to fade out then i have no throttle response to rev engine. works fine when driving w/ radio on, but if i have a/c on or heater on or lights on or multiple accessories...
  13. ECS is over charging

    Anything Auto
    Hey everyone. So I have been buying stuff from ECS for years now. On larger dollar items I would shop around, for most stuff I would blindly go to ECS. Well those days are over. I was looking at some Bosh 440's and a tt MAF on ECS today I had it in my shopping cart and all. Anyways for...
  14. batt not charging v6 02 passat

    B5 Garage
    i have a 02 b5 v6 2.8 front wheel drive that the alt is not charging the batt when the car is running i tested the system at the batt and it is at about 12.2 i was told it should be over 13 to charge the batt the alt is brand new only a month old and the batt is new as well also if i remove the...
  15. Charging system trouble

    B5 Garage
    I am having a problem with the charging system on my 2001.5 Passat with a V6. I stopped at the gas station the other night and when I started the car I noticed that the starter turned the engine over real slow but it did start and get me all the way home. I put the volt meter on the battery...
  16. Charging AC system

    B5 Garage
    I think I need to charge my system, it doesn't seem to be cooling as fast as it used to. I connected the charging hose to the car and the gauge is between the green and blue area? How do I know how much freon to add?
  17. Neebee - Help 1998 VW Passat Charging Issue

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, we bought a 1998 Passat Wagon about a year ago, has been a good rig, 1.8 Turbo AT. Anyways, had some previous issues, windows won't work, would not start, unless I put the shifter in reverse, then almost back in park and turned the key it started right up. Found out the CCM unit was bad or...
  18. Charging Problem

    B5 Garage
    Hi, I have 2001.5 Passat with 130k miles. Engine is v6 2.8L. We have had the car for a week. After purchasing, we drove car home which took an hour. Next day, we left the car warm up in the driveway and it stalled after running about 15 minutes. Could not restart - starter never energized...
  19. charging problem

    B5 Garage
    can someone tell me all the parts to the charging system, i mean the dealer told me that VW messed something up when they replaced the battery so they had to reprogram my radio but i never had it done, could that have messed with a code or something making it not charge correctly?i have replaced...
  20. What are dealers charging for service?

    B6 Garage
    My 3.6 4motion wagon will be due for 70k service soon. The car is under CPO, so I might decide to have the dealer do the service so that it shows in VW service history. What kind of gauging can I expect from the dealer service dept?