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  1. Two of Three Brake lights won't come on - 2000 Passat B5 1.8T ATW

    B5 Garage
    Update: Sorry my bad. I checked the wrong bulbs. Both the dual filament bulbs were busted for the brake light filament portion. Got new bulbs and the brake lights are back on. In case, someone else had this problem, the bulb size I got at AutoZone was 7725 (12V 21/4W). Today I was told that...
  2. Like most people, someday we come crawling back

    The Showroom
    I'm baaaackkkkk!!!!! On February 24th, 2014, I wrote my "final" goodbye detailing the sale of our beloved 2003 B5.5 that was sold to a friend of a friend. The car currently resides on Las Vegas and I still keep tabs on her. Following the sale of the B5.5, I purchased a 2011 MK6 GTI 4 Door...
  3. Rear CD Changer won't come out

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 Passat GLX Wagon with a rear cd changer -- owned for about a week when I discovered it has a cd changer in the back above the wheel well. It didn't have a changer cartridge which I found online, loaded it up, but it doesn't work. I think there is no power to the changer unit so I...
  4. Brakes grumbling/slipping(?) when I come to a stop after replacing axles.

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I just had axles replaced on my passat from non-dealer. (They had gotten pretty bad, cv boots were torn and were clacking whenever I turned the car). When I picked up the car, I noticed that whenever I have almost reached a complete stop, the brakes give a little rumble/grumble sound, and I...
  5. ABS and brake light come on randomly on the dash

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, I am new to the community but I could not find a post on this issue. I have a 99 passat 1.8T 5 speed. Randomly the ABS light and brake light come on my dash and beep three or four times at me. I checked the codes with our snap on scanner at the shop and it said intermittent ABS...
  6. Car jerks a bit when I come to a stop

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I'm really hoping it's not too serious. But I have a 2012 Passat SE. About a week ago, my check engine light came on. After restarting the car (I was running an errand), it never came back on. Since then, my car occasionally will jerk when I come to a stop applying the break. If I come to a very...
  7. What causes my Passat 2003 ABS Anti-lock brake light to come on?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Everyone: Today my Passat 2003 ABS Anti-lock brake light came and then went off after a couple of miles driving. Any idea why this is happening? My brakes are fine last time I had my oil change 3 months ago. I appreciate any insight you can provide. Thanks so much. Ellie
  8. 2000 Driver's Window Seems To Have Come Loose...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 GLX AWD. The driver's window seems to have come loose from something. It still goes up and down with the window mechanism. But if the window is rolled down and i shut the door, it rattles a lot. Much more than the other windows. I found the video on repairing the mechanism on the 2002...
  9. Does the 2016 Passat come with 2 Key Fobs or 1?

    New Member Introductions
    I just bought a new 2016 Passat and it only came with 1 key fob and 2 Valet keys? Is this normal or should it come with 2 of the switchblade key fobs?
  10. Help! e-brake come on and wipers, heat/air and signals don't work

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Hi, I have a 2005 passat TDI wagon. When I start the car, the e-brake warning light comes on. While the light is on, the wipers, heat/air blowers and signal light won't work. When this first started, it would go off after 30 seconds. Now, especially after a long drive, it won't go off at all...
  11. Pass side front outer axle joint will not come out

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello Guys, This is not a how to remove the outer axle joint question but rather anyone ever had one that will not come out no matter what you do to it? I got a replacement of rebuilt axle from Rax already and I am just messing around to see if there is anyway to get the damn thing off.(after...
  12. driver's side rotor will not come off.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    98 passat 4 cyl - not 4 motion drivers side brake rotor will not come off. need to do this today. passenger side was loose - no issues. this side is the same, yes - not held on by hub nut? what the **** do I do to get this thing off? only have a propane torch...
  13. Does the bumper need to come off to do hids?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Can anyone tell me if I order a hid kit from will the bumper need to come off to do the lights? Thank you!
  14. Rear Center Headrest will not come out....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have searched the forums for this... but it seems like I have the opposite problem from the posts I am finding. 2005 Passat wagon 4M 1.8T with leather seats. I cannot get the headrest to come completely out of the seat back. It will go up... but not come completely out of the seat. So I...
  15. PCV information here I come!

    New Member Introductions
    Wishing to become empowered with knowledge
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  17. A little help to keep her running for years to come

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2005.5 Passat 1.8t. Initially when I bought the car the first two years cost me ~4k (CAN) in repairs ranging from dirty throttle bodies, blown head gaskets (timing belt and plugs replaced as a result @ 72,000km), SAIP codes galore, torn serpentine belts (my own fault) and the ever so...
  18. WTB: Clutch good for 300 crank-hp (Frankenturbo, here I come)

    WTB/WTT Section
    Just wondering if anyone has a good clutch laying around with plenty of meat left on it that they're ready to part with. Lemme know please!
  19. All Windows Don't Come Down

    B5 Garage
    02 Passat sat for a year, replaced main switch, i can here a click at the window motors but they dont come down, any suggestions of what it might be? i have checked fuses and replaced main control switch on driver door. o2 Passat 4motion 2.8, windows make a click whem pushing button but want...
  20. passat windows dont come down

    New Member Introductions
    my 02 passat 2.8 4 motion windows make click sound but dont come down