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  1. Anybody close to Chicago midway airport?

    New Member Introductions
    I needed help checking my car if anyone has a vagcom ?
  2. Open and close windows with key fob - what's involved?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi there, I have a 2005 B5.5 that I'm wanting to enable window roll up/down with the key fob, but after doing some research I have a few questions, and would appreciate if this forum's more experienced coders could help resolve them. So far while researching I've come across two different...
  3. Are my tires too close?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Just installed some 17" Classix with tires that match the Passat's factory tire diameter (to keep the speedo the same). There's not rubbing anywhere, but the fronts are about 3/8"-1/2" from the control arm. A test drive shows no rubbing but it still scares me. Is it ok to drive like this? Also...
  4. 1999 Passat Driver Door won't close

    New Member Introductions
    All of a sudden the door latch is stuck closed and I can't reset it manually. Can anyone help?
  5. Sunroof won't close

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    04 GLX 165.000 miles Any ideas why the sunroof reopens to the fully open position when I try close it? Eventually after multiple attempts it finally closed as it should. Is there a safety sensor to keep it from closing if it detects something in the way? (sort of like a garage door) When I...
  6. Make car doors close quieter?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi, I have a 2013 VW Passat 2.5S and I've noticed that my door have an unpleasant closing sound unless I close them VERY lightly. Is there some mod I can do to make them close with a nice quiet thud? Beefier door seals? Any ideas?
  7. 2004 Wagon sunroof won't completely close

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Mine will not close even manually. I basically understand how they are removed but can't figure out the inside trim on the runners. I need to remove this trim to get to the screws that will release the sunroof. I have read how the trim comes off similar models (newer) but can't figure this...
  8. Anyone close to Nashville,Tennessee..

    Events & Gatherings
    Hey I'm new on here and wondering if anyone is in Nashville,Tennessee or around the area. If so let me know
  9. Almost there, one last thing the damn sun roof won't close.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So it's been a while. My passenger side cylinder head took a dive during a tensioner failure. Replaced the cylinder head and associated components, timing belt, water pump, tensioners and pulleys.. you all know the deal. So I crank it up, it purrs like a kitten. Rides really nice on the road. So...
  10. '03 B5.5 GLS Sedan for sale - Fairfax, Virginia (close to Washington DC)

    Vehicles For Sale
    Hi Guys, I picked this car up in March to use as a Daily Driver, but I've had something come up and I need to part with her. Stats: 1.8T auto GLS Sedan with 150K miles Blue exterior with the light gray leather interior Leather is in pretty good shape with 2 exceptions one small hole in...
  11. Its raining and I can't close my sunroof and windows

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    First off my apology to you long time members if I appear to come off as a shrieking nooby but I;m in tight spot and need help.Yesterday while driving I lost power to the sunroof and windows. After shutting off the car to investigate the dash would power up but the starter would not engage. I...
  12. Why no Audi A3 quattro with a manual, and why is a GTI so close price wise?

    Anything Auto
    Just thinking ahead to my next car, possibly in a couple years. I really like the A3 hatchback, and want a manual transmission, but is it worth it getting an Audi if it's FWD? On the other hand, all other things being equal, a comparable GTI is maybe $1000 less when comparing used cars with no...
  13. No heat, coolant gauge close to 0 and P3081 code (low engine temp)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Was driving to work this morning, turned on the heat no heat, very low heat, looked at the gauge normally 190 was down to around 0, . Scanned the codes when I got to work P3081 (low engine temp). Is this the thermostat? Coolant temp switch or other? Only have 25K on new timing belt, water...
  14. Boot wont close

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I'm new here as I'm at my wits end. I've had my passat estate about 3 weeks. Went out last night, took my pool cue out of the boot and pressed the button and it didn't close. I had to push it down by hand. What do I do? Liza
  15. Door won't close, now won't open.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently bought a 2000 passat wagon and have been driving it for a few weeks. Today when I was driving to a friends house the second turn I hit the back right door came open. I pulled over and tried to close it but it wouldn't latch. Frustrated, I drove home and investigated. When I pulled the...
  16. Trunk won't close

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    So I'm taking groceries out of the trunk, and for the first time I notice a green latch. "Hmm. What's that for?", I wonder. I pull on it. Hear a clicking noise. Later, I'm finished removing groceries and now the trunk won't latch closed. I did a little surfing and found out that it's the...
  17. drivers door wont close

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    How can I fix this... please help... ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting Thanks
  18. coolant leaking close to passenger side transmission oil pan

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've lost quite a bit of coolant recently. Before it WAS leaking but nothing major. I would have to top off some coolant every 2-3 weeks from MIN to max BUT now its continuously dripping one drip by one after its been turned off (probably as its running as well) for about an hour or so. (may be...
  19. McLAren P1 - Live and Up Close in Paris

    Anything Auto
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  20. So close to remove the airbag module. Got STUCK! (PICS)

    B5 Garage
    I need to replace my airbag central module since it came up with the deadly 65535 error code on VAG com. The new "used' unit is right here waiting to join the party. After removing the radio, the climatronic main unit and the panel trim I'm stuck on trying to remove the vents (read arrow). I'm...