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  1. B6 instrument cluster help

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi my B6 Passat (2006) 2.0t Canadian, has just had its instrument cluster tested and is dead, I would like to try replacing it myself, I have the VCDS stuff idk if that would help, essentially wondering if this is possible to do at all? Does it have to be a brand new cluster? Is all I need Is a...
  2. Cluster disconnects

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have B5 2001. Often it takes 5 to 10 minutes before cluster starts showing speed, gas,temperature, etc before it is just fixed mileage indicator. What can be wrong? Both connectors seem to be OK.
  3. DIY how to replace the LCD Instrument Cluster display

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    If anybody has a link to instructions to remove the Instrument Cluster, please post the link. You can order a new display from this Italian company: Or, you might find a display for sale on ebay. The two links below...
  4. Instrument cluster repairs

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Have a 2000 Passat 1.8T 5 speed with the LCD screen faded and the chime speaker not working in the instrument cluster. Can anyone recommended a good repair vendor?
  5. B5 cluster swap/Vag Commander

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have old 2001 VW 2.8 Passat with converted manual transmission. I need to swap instrument cluster which sporadically disconnects. My understanding is that I need two pins(logins) for old and new clusters. I'm successfully reading '07 Kombi'/Instrument/Immobilizer for VDO66/86. The millage...
  6. bench test for Passat to connect cluster to VCDS software

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am trying to make a bench test to run VCDS software and test a Passat instrument cluster while it is out of the car. I used the pinout specs below and the cluster powers up just fine but when I try to run the Instruments test I get an error message saying No Response From Controller. Any...
  7. FS: Bentley Manual, B5.5 Cluster

    Parts For Sale
    At the title says, for sale is one Bentley manual, $40 shipped to the lower 48 states. Sold ClusterAlso for sale is one new, never installed cluster that would have worked for my 2001.5 B5.5 new body style. Wrecked the car before it could be installed. $65 shipped to the lower 48.
  8. Auto Dimming Instrument Cluster??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Was auto-dimming instrument clusters a thing/option on B5.5 Passats or was that something modified because ever since I added the Auto Lights module and converted my cluster to white LEDs I have noticed that when I change ambient (from light to dark tunnel for instance) with the rheostat set to...
  9. Instrument cluster weirdness - flashing lights

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Been wanting to post for the last couple of days. 98 DD V6 5sp (manual) FWD Four times now this week as I'm driving the ABS, OIL, and some other light which I've never seen before starts flashing (I'll update when I find out what it is). Along with this the RPM Tach stops working and drops to...
  10. 01 B5 - new to me...Gremlins. Need affirmation on instrument cluster.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Good morning all, I recently bought an '01 Passat, after my '02 Jetta was totaled. (I'm ok) However, I'm starting to now feel like I was sold a bag of goods... Vitals: 2001 GLS 1.8T TT trans FWD 130k New Tires No rust - super clean. I bought it knowing it needed rear brakes, RR is metal to...
  11. B5 gauge cluster

    New Member Introductions
    From what years can we use in a 2001 B5, anyone know?
  12. Dash illumination dimmer doesn't dim the cluster or radio

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    02 base model wagon. The dimmer control next to the headlight switch only dims the HVAC and ESC/seat heater/etc lights. The instrument cluster and stereo stay full brightness. Any thoughts on where to start? Bad headlight switch or dimmer control? Thanks.
  13. Cluster replacement

    B5 Garage
    I have searched all over, I get conflicting information. I have a 2000 wagon, 1.8t. I have no immobilizer. I am replacing the cluster with one that has 10,000 more miles than the one being removed. I'd like to match the odometer reading. Is the reading held in the ECM in this case, or is it...
  14. Auto to manual conversion: ECU and cluster

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a car with an auto transmission. I'm swapping an engine, a transmission and various hardware, including an engine harness. I wonder if I can keep original ECU and a cluster. Is it possible to re-program ECU with the VAG-COM to operate in a manual transmission mode? Do I need a "manual"...
  15. WTD: B5.5 turn signal stalk and instrument cluster

    WTB/WTT Section
    looking for a working condition turn signal stalk and instrument cluster for my 02 Volkswagen Passat. mileage doesn't matter on the cluster as I need it for a project. anyone have these please let me know!
  16. 2006 Passat Instrument Cluster Failure (2.0T, tiptronic)

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    My instrument cluster began malfunctioning recently, so I hooked up my vag-com to my car and ran the diagnostics. The first file is from after the instrument cluster started malfunctioning, the second one is the last time I ran diagnostics, about a month ago. It couldn’t connect to the...
  17. retrofit flat mk6 steering wheel on my passat b6 also cluster upgrade

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello. Im new in here and new in forums. I have the following issue.I have a Passat b6 3c 04.2008 production year 2.0 TDI CommonRail I have booght the new RCD330 Plus its coming and i think im going to change also the canbus since tha battery drain problem often occurs. Now i want to retrofit...
  18. Passat b6 3C Cluster Upgrade and steering wheel

    New Member Introductions
    Hello I just sign in here and im new to the forums.Never used one but im getting mad with my car.I have a passat b6 3c 2008.I want to upgrade my old blu cluster to the new one also the steering wheel.No one in my contry is taking over to do that so im decidet to do it myself.I can find all the...
  19. B5.5 FIS Cluster retrofit for B5 MFA Cluster - Outside Air Temperature error

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I retrofitted a B5.5 FIS cluster (3B0 920 847) to my 2000 B5 Passat which originally contained an MFA cluster (3B0 920 922). I have changed the EEPROM of the new cluster to that of an MPH (3B0 920 947) and I have done the necessary soft coding and key matching. The cluster works fine...
  20. How can I edit the VIN in an EEPROM dump of a immo3 cluster using a hex editor?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, So I have finally got my immo3 B5.5 FIS cluster :D I have done the key matching, soft coding, distance to empty, welcome message and illuminated needles/dials. The cluster works perfectly :) . However, as it is an immo3 cluster, it contains the VIN of the previous vehicle in the EEPROM...