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  1. Get your favorite automotive/motorcycle/etc print mags for dirt cheap

    Vendor Deals
    For instant news, the web is obviously where it's at, but there are many of us that are still bound to the physical connection of reading. That in mind, we went on the hunt for interesting magazine options for the automotive, motorcycle, and RV enthusiast, all of which make an interesting (and...
  2. Suggestions for cheap OBD2 scanner for B6 Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Service time came for my 2010 B6 2.0T. VW dealer asked for 800+ CAD, while Canadian Tire charged 100 CAD for just oil and oil filter change. Now the Service Now warning still comes on, as they want another 110 CAD for the diagnostic and reset. Has anybody bought an OBD2 scanner for around 40-60...
  3. An easy and cheap installation of rear wiper for any Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Saw this and thought it may be useful to you as was to me :lol:
  4. Mcpherson eccentric bolt vs adjustable control arms. Cheap fix for camber?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I got my hands on a alignment specs book for all the cars at my job (work at spring and alignment shop), and found there that i may possibly not need adjustable control arms to get rid of camber through mcpherson eccentric bolt that mounts on a strut. It's new to me, i feel like if it was that...
  5. Lowered my car the cheap way!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Dropped the car down over 2" in the back and 1" in the front :P Not quite level: All for less than $200, just over 2000lbs of stone: Why I can't get a nice car: The car stayed nice a flat on the 2 mile ride home. Not much suspension travel left. :whistle: It should be fun cleaning...
  6. Cheap diagnois hardware that works to use with Android client

    Mobile Electronics
    Hi, I've seen very cheap devices that connect to mobile via WIFI or Bluetooth I was looking for opinions and experiences befory try one. I have a VW Passat CC, and just need something cheap, able to do diagnosis and to reset the fault diagnosis using my mobile...
  7. Cheap Ansoil

    Parts For Sale
    I was browsing the clearance section at Walmart earlier and what did I come across, but exactly (5) quart-sized bottles of Amsoil European 5W-40 for my '04 1.8T! Normally $5, marked down to $3. Perhaps Walmart has chosen not to carry Amsoil any more? Keep a lookout at your local Walmart, maybe...
  8. Wants a cheap new Head Unit, but not wanting problems with CCM

    Mobile Electronics
    2004 Passat Wagon GLS with standard stereo with cassette player - not a Monsoon! Yes, I'm the original owner. Kids drive the car now, use stupid tape deck adaptor to use Iphone or Samsung for their music. Oldest son uses CD's on occasion. 5 years ago I installed a Enfig adaptor to play my...
  9. Cheap fix for door micro-switch

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have found a cheap fix for the faulty micro-switch in the mechanical part of your door module (the one that tells the ccm that the door is open or closed). Rather than buying a new module, or trying to find a new micro-switch, I simply bought one of those cheap plunger type switches from an...
  10. Cheap fix for faulty door module micro-switch

    B5 Garage
    I have a cheap fix for a faulty microswitch in the mechanical part of your door module (the one that tells the ccm whether the door is open or closed). I found that the switch on my driver's door was faulty. Rather than spending the money for a new module, or trying to find a new switch, I...
  11. My beginning Volkswagen story and Vlog

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, most people call me Lemon, I'm a 17yr old in the USA with two jobs and do virtual high school in my off time! I own a 1997 Lincoln Town car Signature Series I got for $800, and now this Passat, I bought it and am fixing it up to give to my father, as he's in need of a car. I'm going to...
  12. FS: B5.5 Cheap Goodies!!

    Parts For Sale
    Everything sold! Im also parting out a passat. 02 b5.5 grey 1.8t manual. wreaked rear end.
  13. DIY: Fast and Cheap Side Mirror Replacement (+pic)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
  14. steering wheel, seat side, and side curtain airbags, cheap!

    Parts For Sale
    I have a full set of airbags EXCEPT the passenger front airbag. NO SHIPPING, pickup only from CT. Make any offer before these get thrown out! I have -steering wheel airbag -side airbags for front seats (not pictured) -head side curtain airbags These are left over from my partout
  15. Cheap Oxygen Sensor + Pic

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I found this upstream oxygen sensor on eBay. They sell a pack of 2 for $40. But I wonder why it comes with lose wires. Should I buy this or go with a more expensive Bosch $90? If I buy this how do I connect the wires to the existing one?
  16. Audi D2S HID upgrade. Why? Cause I got them cheap and I like a challenge!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Thought it would be an easy swap cause they looked so similar. boy was I wrong! Got a set of cheap headlights with ballasts out of the yard. Thought a simple lens / housing change would be in order but found out they were completely different so I had to go another route The question became how...
  17. Left over b5 parts clearance!!! Cheap

    Parts For Sale
    So I have a lot of leftover parts my B5 Passat that I parted out locally this summer All parts are from a 2000 Passat ATW engine code, please reference all of your part numbers with the ones i have for sale I just want these parts gone so I priced things low, all prices without shipping 2 K&N...
  18. practically brand new forge 008 DV for cheap need to sell asap.

    Parts For Sale
    hi, i have a barely used forge 008 DV for sale will include the entire package, springs spacers, even keychain etc. It was only on the vehicle for about three weeks, in which i just sold, so no longer have any use for this! only asking $110 shipped. pm me if interested or for a much faster...
  19. FS: Custom Dual Exhaust for FWD B5/B5.5 1.8T (DIRT CHEAP!)

    Parts For Sale
    So apparently my parents don't want to store a large exhaust for over 5 years in their basement for a car that I don't have anymore :whistle: This is a one of a kind, custom "dual" exhaust for the FWD B5/B5.5. It is not a "true" dual exhaust as the 1.8T does not have two banks, it splits after...
  20. Cheap 6.5 Speakers non Monsoon Stock HU

    Mobile Electronics
    I am helping my son get his 2000 V6 Passat FWD Sedan in shape for him to take to college next fall. This is a recent purchase and we are in the process of getting the CV axle's, O2 sensor, timing belt, brakes, rotors, tires etc... replaced so it will be reliable and ready. Beyond the...