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  1. VAGCom needed in Chicago

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all! My trusty (but increasingly neglected - sorry, old friend) 2005 1.8t (AWM) GLS 4motion Wagon is throwing a P0171 on my cheap scanner, and I was wondering if anyone in the Chicago area had a VAGCom to help me get to the more specific route of the problem? I am going to do a visual...
  2. Anybody close to Chicago midway airport?

    New Member Introductions
    I needed help checking my car if anyone has a vagcom ?
  3. New Member from Chicago.

    New Member Introductions
    Hi All, New here obviously, came across the board while googling looking for some help. My wife was driving my car the other day when it broke down. Apparently my EFM (Electronic Fuel Module) failed. I was told they are in process of issuing a recall, so I'll have to pay upfront (1,000) and...
  4. Chicago Shop

    Dealerships and Service
    Hi all I'm in need of a good shop in Chicago (need my flex pipe changed, and some vacuum line stuff). I searched around on the site, but can't find any threads that are recent. Anyone have any suggestions? Thank you!!!
  5. For those near Chicago or thereabouts...Windy City DubFest

    Events & Gatherings
    I'm going to check this show out. It's on Saturday, Sep 3, in a Chicago suburb called Grayslake, a little ways west of the Tri-State Tollway (I-94). For those who know my rather unique VW enthusiast status, a purist that likes STOCK water-cooleds, I'm thinking this event could potentially have...
  6. New Member originally from Chicago

    New Member Introductions
    Good Morning I finally found where to post being a new member this is a great website. I,m here for my son he just purchased a 02' Passat 1.8T 5 speed last Wednesday and I'm a bit of a car enthusiast but I've never had the pleasure of working on a foreign car so he we go!!!!
  7. FS - B5.5 OEM healamp assemblies, excellent condition, Chicago area $300

    Parts For Sale
    For sale B5.5 headlamps in excellent condition. I took them off my 2004 wagon in 2005 to install HIDs. No discoloration at all. Not polished, OEM clean. $300 for the pair. These sell for $200 each new, and this set is in fantastic condition.
  8. 2004 Passat Wagon,1.8t 4Motion 5-speed, OEM+ mods - selling the Q-SHIP in Chicago are

    Vehicles For Sale
    SOLD. Have a buyer picking the car up this week. I'm selling my 2004 Passat GLS 1.8t 4motion 5 speed. (one of 416 awd turbo stick wagons in US that year). Stonehenge Gray with gray interior. $3,500 ($3,000 with snow wheels only) 221k miles, I bought it in 2005 from the original owner who...
  9. b5.5 OEM stock grille USED $20 chicago area ONLY

    Parts For Sale
    b5.5 OEM stock grille USED $20 chicago area SOLD - 1 top center tab intact - 2 bottom center tabs intact - 2 bottom corner tabs broken off - 2 side guide tabs broken off - no cracks - minor pitting on chrome this is the original grille off my 04 passat GLS. PITA to remove... after years of...
  10. Install Diffential and set it up correctly in the Chicago area?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone know a place that can be trusted to install and set-up a differential correctly? I'm looking for someone in the greater Chicago-land area or surrounding areas. I have a Quaife ATB diff to go into an 012 5-speed manual trans. The last trans it was in broke a few teeth off the ring...
  11. Recommendation for Chicago area garage/mechanic to install EFK

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The other week the shaft bearing for the cooling fan exploded in my 04 Passat GLS. The failure was catastrophic as the engine compartment was showered with ball bearings and the shaft had a full inch of play from side to side. The radiator survived intact so I was able to cut off the...
  12. Free in Chicago: beige cloth door cards from '99 Passat

    Parts For Sale
    Howdy, These have been sitting around for a while and are dusty/dirty. Rear cards don't have the door handle assembly as I needed to transfer these to my car. Pick up either Wed or Sat morning before 10:30 on the NW side of Chicago. If no one takes them, they're getting tossed. Thanks!
  13. 4 16" Montreal wheels for sale $120 - pickup in Chicago only

    Parts For Sale
    Hi all, I have 4 16" Montreals (5x112) + center caps from a B5 Passat for sale for $120 or best reasonable offer. Wheels are in good condition considering their age, with some curb rash and chipping, plus a bit of brake dust. Photos are attached. Since they still have tires (completely shot)...
  14. vag-com in Chicago area (NW suburbs)

    USA - Central
    Looking for someone having a vag-com in Chicago area (NW suburbs). Need to clear CEL's on my B5. Will pay. Thanks!
  15. Chicago dubbers

    New Member Introductions
    Any dubbers in the chicago area?
  16. Chicago Area AutoX

    Amateur Motorsports
    It looks like Chicago Volkswagen Organization won't be doing any AutoX events this summer. :( Chicago Volkswagen Organization - View topic - 2013 CVO State of Affairs Fortunately, Audi Club Chicago is still running AutoX, but those events may go away too if attendance isn't enough to sustain...
  17. Was this your car? ('02 GLX 4mo Tip Wagon, Chicago area)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm considering buying it. Carfax says it was purchased at Autobarn and owned for 9 years. Looks like a good service history... My only concern is that the A/C was recharged twice and some A/C lines replaced, along with the front bumper cover. Not sure if there's a recurring leak or a minor...
  18. FS Tires & Rims in Chicago

    Parts For Sale
    These are sets of tires/rims I'm selling for a friend. Neither he or I want to deal with shipping them so these are being offered for local pickup only. I'm posting these exclusively on PW first. If no one here is interested, they'll be listed on Craigslist next. They need to go (the sooner the...
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