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  1. column lock defect

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all. New to the forum and just seeing if I can get some advice. I have a vw passat 2006 that has now has a column steering lock defect on dash, in saying that when fob key is inserted there is nothing showing on dash except the the orange wheel that changes to red with 3 beeps. I have tried...
  2. Steering Column Collapse

    B5 Garage
    Just replaced my heater core ('01 GLX 4mo wagon) and when I disconnected the steering column at the firewall I noticed it would telescope shorter to get out of the way. So I did and it shortened up a few inches giving me extra clearance. But now it won't re-extend. WTF? How do I get it...
  3. Heater core replace question - remove the MFS's or drop the steering column down?

    B5 Garage
    I'm following these instructions I've got the steering wheel off and the dash loose. I'm attempting step 26, and I can slide the dash toward me, but I can't get the dash to move up & over the square trim...
  4. Trouble connecting Steering column to power steering gear

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I changed out my heater core on my 2003 Passat B5.5 this past week. Using the "Super Fast and easy" video everything was moving along fine. Part of the disassembly required pulling the dash away from the body, which included disconnecting the steering column from the steering rack. When I went...
  5. 2006 Passat drains battery in 2 days

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I am the first owner of a 2006 Passat 2.0 FSI Highline. Since she is getting old, small problems are coming up but I have solved a lot of them with the help of this forum. This time I need your help for a specific problem. I know that battery drain is a troublesome problem so I'll write...
  6. FS: NIB NewSouth Boost/Vac Gauge with Trim Ring and Column Pod, $100 shipped to US48

    Parts For Sale
    Never installed, comes with original installation kit and original box. Also comes with B5.5 silver/aluminium trim ring. Illuminates indigo with red needle to match B5.5 cluster. Sold my supercharged B5.5 Passat V6, so I no longer need it. Therefore I am now putting it in the...
  7. 2008 Passat Komfort - Steering Wheel Column

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi, and thanks for reading... Recently I got the error "steering wheel lock disabled" and my car shut off. It did this off and on for a few days, so I made an appt. Upon looking at my past receipts (this sounded familiar), I found that my dealership fixed it in 2011 as a "recall". I put that...
  8. immobilizer problem (steering column lock defective)

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    A few months I had a steering column lock defective error - used VCDS and saw some error about immobilizer and having incorrect key. I reset the errors, and yesterday I had the same thing happen - I left car running to warm up, when I got in the red steering wheel was blinking. I could drive the...
  9. WTB: lower steering column cover

    WTB/WTT Section
    As title says need lower steering column cover for B5/b5.5 with all mounting points intact. PM me. Thank you, Dameon
  10. Steering column control module

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have a quick question, if I buy a new steering column control module, does it have to be coded or matched to the car? I have a 2008 2.0t wagon, that keeps blowing the fuse for the rear window wiper. The wiper motor assy was a ball of rust inside, so I cleaned and lubed it inside and freed it...
  11. Questions re: selection of steering column gauge pods

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey Guys, I'm looking for a decent place to put a boost gauge on my car. Aesthetically speaking, I like the look of a column pod better than I do the a-pillar ones so I'm curious for opinions on who has used them, which ones are liked, which ones are hated. So far I've seen the one from New...
  12. Boost + Oil Pressure Gauges + Dual Column Pod + Monster Mats

    Parts For Sale
    Hey guys, I haven't been on the forums at all lately, but today I totaled my 01.5 1.8T Wagon. :( Got the New South Performance Indigo Boost and Indigo Oil Pressure Gauges out of it, with the dual steering column pod. All in great condition. Asking: (+ USPS Shipping) $60 for the Boost $65 for...
  13. Getting Screwed(s) Passat B5 Steering Column Cover Q

    B5 Garage
    Hey All, searched but couldn't find a topic that answered the question. When I purchased my used 98 Passat Sedan 1.8 t the previous owner had removed the steering wheel column cover at some point and lost the screws that held it together and attached it to the column. He had it taped together...
  14. How do you remove the bottom steering column ignition cover?

    B5 Garage
    How do you remove the bottom steering column ignition cover on a b5?
  15. steering column U-joint at firewall - can nut be tightened?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The pictures show the U-joint at the end of the steering column in the drivers footwell close to where the steering column goes through the firewall. The nut seems like it is not tight enough so the steering has about half an inch of play. I can see the part of the steering column above the...
  16. Lower Steering Column Panel Removal

    B5 Garage
    I am attempting to install a new ignition switch before this one quits for good, it is getting harder and harder to turn. I have read the DIYs here on Passatworld, but can't get a driver for the screws that hold the lower steering column panel which have been described as phillips head. I tried...
  17. B5 A4 Podi Gauge Pod steering column - fit for B5 Passat?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have and love my Podi gauge in the 1998 A4. Parting out the car now; before selling the Podi gauge: Does anyone know if it fits the 1998 Passat? Podi Mechanical Boost Gauge Package | Gauge solutions for Audi and VW
  18. Clicking noise from steering column, slip ring suspected

    B5 Garage
    So the other day I just heard a strange clicking noise coming from the steering column. Sounds are difficult to describe, so I made a short video showing what the problem is (you may want to increase the volume on your pc speakers, sorry for that). When spinning the steering wheel completely...
  19. Autometer boost gauge and column pod

    Parts For Sale
  20. continous clicking behind/under steering column, AC not cold-Relay????

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2005 VW Passat with 119k on it. Runs pretty good but this morning, I started the car and heard a continuous clicking coming from behind and under the steering column. AC was not blowing cold. when i turned the AC off the clicking stopped. AC on, clicking started again. clicking...