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  1. Engine noise, possible cam chain, please chime in!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Two days ago my engine started vibrating on idle, feel it on the pedals, and now there is a chain noise. Chain is clicking, higher RPM gets better, but lower RPM and idle I can hear them more. I've searched a bit and I'm possibly looking at cam tensioner but before I dig in, anything you guys...
  2. I replaced thermostat on 1.8T AWM. Please chime in

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    03 B5.5 1.8T AWM 208kkm (130kmiles) I was getting the P2181 code, and on the highway the temperature would range between 58-62 centigrade, idling it would get closer to 85. Operating temp is in the 90's. I bought the thermostat and replaced it last night. I drained the coolant, and the...
  3. Super pissed off! Suspension related please chime in

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I ordered a complete front suspension kit (control arms, tie rods, etc). When I bought the car it came with 4 new KYB shocks in a box, so I figured since I'm in there taking crap apart, might as well order springs. I ordered my springs and I got the wrong ones, even though I got asked for my VIN...
  4. Door/indicator chime not working!

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    We've had the car a couple of years, 2012 2.5 with about 60k on it. About 6 months ago the door chime/indicator chime stopped working, including the lights on warning buzzer. Basically no interior sounds except the radio. Not a huge deal but could be if the lights are left on by mistake...
  5. Random chime while driving

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Like the seat belt chime, but just one. No warning lights with it. Although, the bottom middle display doesn't work (just lit up solid red), so maybe if it did I'd see whatever this chime is warning me about? It's completely at random. Doesn't seem to be associated with any particular speed...
  6. Indicator click - Door chime - Headlight buzzer NOT WORKING

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hey all I did some searching and came up with nothing. A few months ago my wife's 2012 SE lost all sound to the indicators and warning sounds. Doesn't bother me so much but she's left the lights on because it didn't beep at her when she got out. No buzzer when the key is in the ignition and...
  7. Lost my "key-in-ignition/lights on" while door open chime

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    About a week ago I noticed that I lost my door chime when I have my key in the ignition with the door open. It is also absent when my lights are on with the door open. The door seems to be the common variable so I did some digging and found this write-up: Passat - Door Lock...
  8. B6 A4 - no warning chime for leaving headlights on

    Anything Auto
    like the title says... I've left the lights on all day while I was at work a couple of times, and I know one of these days I'll do it and have to get a jump. is there any way in VCDS to turn on a warning chime of some sort for this on a B6 A4? I've looked and can't find one - not on vortex...
  9. Cluster chime / noise oddness

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So the yesterday it got stupid cold again here and I noticed that when I get into the car all the chimes and noises the cluster makes (when inserting key to start car, headlights on when engine off, etc) What's weird is that when it warms up to around 20° and above the chimes go away. Curious to...
  10. Headlights on warning chime

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Headlights on, NO warning chime It seems that the warning chime for my headlights are no longer working. When I get home and turn the car off and open the door, with the headlights on, the warning chime does not sound. How can I fix this?
  11. Chime when lights left on

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My car is no longer chiming if I leave the lights on after turning my car off and attempting to leave. Basically I no longer have an audible warning if I forget to turn my lights off after shutting my car off before leaving it and potentially killing the battery. I know the chime itself still...
  12. Bagging B5.5's. Those of you with bagged B5.5's chime in.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm seriously thinking about bagging my 04 V6 FWD Passat. I was going to go with ST Coilovers until I drove a few bagged cars with Accuair switchspeed and Airlift performance bags and I was very surprised with them. I have driven some passat's with the ST's and I came to the conclusion that they...
  13. V6 Timing Belt Change Question About TDC - V6 Gurus Chime In

    B5 Garage
    OK, Did a timing belt change and brand new CCT's or CCA's if you prefer, on both banks. Manually cranked engine over for about 5 minutes to pressurize the new CCT's / CCA's Lined up the mark on the pulley to the mark on the shroud around the crank pulley, marks on all 4 cams line up perfectly...
  14. Need tires: HRE's x8.5F x9.5R: Stance/fitment guys PLEASE chime in :)

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hey all.. so I picked up a set of 3pc HRE's last week and am in the process of breaking them apart to polish the lips (havent decided if i'm going to do the faces just yet). I am looking for some tires. I plan on going pretty low in a B5.5 Wagon, and was wondering what combo to run, size-wise...
  15. Dome light/door chime don't work when driver's door is open! HELP!

    New Member Introductions
    I just bought my first car, a 2001 Passat GLX (Sedan) :thumbup: and I'm starting to notice some issues with it. :( What I'm hoping to get help with here is that when I open the driver's door, the dome light won't come on and the door chime (a.k.a. 'Turn off your headlights lights, you moron'...
  16. Door chime when lights are on (revisited)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know I had brought this up in an older thread but here's what I discovered yesterday and I need your opinion to see if a fix is within reach. Problem: When the engine is off and headlights are on the chime doesn't go off. Cause: Lose soldering on door motor and electronics module. My...
  17. Door/Warning Chime Issue

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, let me start with I did a thorough search and found many things it could be and checked those out. It started when I switched my 90 amp Valeo alternator with a 120 amp Bosch (finding the correct offset pulley was a pain). The battery itself was shot as well so that was replaced. While it...
  18. Does Broken Coil Spring make metallic chime and rattling noise?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Everyone, I am a brand new VW owner and new member of this site. Just recently I purchased a '02 Passat GLX 4motion (w/97k miles) for fairly good price knowing that it was involved in a rear end accident. Now I am finding multiple issues with this car. It looks excellent from exterior or...
  19. No chime when lights are left on

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Was wondering if anybody knows why this happens also the car will not register if the front doors are open but does for rear doors and trunk. Please help!!
  20. V6 Clutch Survey, if you've got a MT V6, please chime in!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Guys and Gals, I'm considering replacing the clutch on my 2000 V6, as it's staring to shudder very bad when it's cold, and it seems like it might be starting to slip on occasion. So, a few questions for 'y'all: 1- How many miles did you get out of your stock clutch? 2- What clutch did you...