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  1. What is this component?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What is this component? Here is a photo with the part circled. I have a 2003 passat wagon with 2.8L. It is just above the oil filter on the driver side. Just under the frame near the radiator. Mine started on fire today. What is it and why would it catch fire?
  2. Component Id.. Fuel Pressure maybe

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone know what this component is, I am thinking fuel pressure regulator. I was checking my hoses today and noticed this one was pretty rotted.What kind of issues could it cause if it wasnt getting the vacuum it needed?
  3. Component under rear seat??

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I just removed my rear seats because I am installing new speakers in my car and I came across something I could not identify. Could anyone tell me what this is? Thanks in advance!
  4. Component speakers for '99 B5 Wagon

    Mobile Electronics
    Okay, I'm starting to plan out installing my old trusty aftermarket stereo, but I want to tackle everything all at one. I really can't stand the muddy sounding factory tweeters, the weak mid-range, and the exaggerated mid-bass is really starting to bother me. I'm sure many like the way the...
  5. MAJOR PASSAT PROJECT..Any Advice on Tearing apart and Electrical Component?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    MAJOR PASSAT PROJECT..Any Advice on Tearing apart is appretiated.. Please Look So my project here is that i own a 2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX sedan . Its been my baby for 48 hours before someone through or poured a flamable liquid that burned it down into the interior from the passenger side...
  6. Plug-and-Play Component Speakers

    Mobile Electronics
    I have a 2001.5 passat with stock monsoon. I want to upgrade my front 2 speakers to an aftermarket component pair. I'd like a set that could just replace the old set and work with the rest of the system, including the amp and the tweeters (if possible). Budget is flexible. Any recommendations...
  7. HELP - Setting up my amplifier

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    I need help setting up my Headunit, Components & Amp I've just installed as I've never done it before & don't want to blow my system! Here's what I've got & installed all Alpine: HeadUnit: CDA-117ri Front: SPR-60C...
  8. B5.5 Component speakers & amplifier install help needed

    Mobile Electronics
    I am in need of help with upgrading my car audio. If anyone can give me a guide (with photos would be great) on how to install component speakers & an amplifier or the relevant links to the right threads please? Main problem is help with wiring the amp from battery to the rear of the car...
  9. Help with ID of component on side of motor

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am looking for an id of a black box that is mounted on the right side of engine block just under the intake manifold. Doing some research here I think it is the PCV valve???? I have oil leaking from that black box. What are fixes to stop the oil leaks or is a crankcase pressure issue? I just...
  10. Passat B5.5, Component Identification near Air intake. Kindly help

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Dear Friends, Below i uploaded the photo of an component above my air intake box. Kindly identify for me. Also why i am worried is because, i hear a solid Tick-Tick (1sec gap) noise with my engine running :( Is it normal ? I hear the sound from the same component in the image...
  11. (P2181) Freeze frame data shows 69 °C coolant temp. Which component to suspect?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have this code that keeps coming up on my car. It is P2181. I posted about it a while back when I replaced my coolant sensor. As it says in that thread changing the temp sensor seemed to work for a while but now the code is back. I bought a device called an ELM327 bluetooth adapter on eBay...
  12. Kenwood 3-Way Component Speaker question

    Mobile Electronics
    Greetings all, Today I installed 4 speakers I got for free, brand new, after blowing both my rears. The harnesses to the stock speakers had 4 wires, power/ground for the speaker/tweeter. When I installed, I combined positives from the tweeter and speaker and combined it into the positive in the...
  13. FS - Boston Acoustic Pro Series Pro60s component speakers

    Misc for Sale
    Selling a set of Boston Acoustic Pro Series Pro60s component speakers for a friend - has to be a quick sale, will be gone by Monday, 13 June 2011. These are demo speakers at a local car audio shop, original box and packaging included. $300 shipped. They were treated well, price is firm. Let...
  14. Never so glad to have a component fail:CV Joint

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    1999 GLS, 176K miles. For the last two years my car has been making annoying noises. Not constantly, but often enough to drive me crazy. The noise seemed to be coming from the passenger's side front quarter, and it would vary depending upon the road surface and speed. On city streets with lots...
  15. Component Set Install

    Mobile Electronics
    Installing this Kenwood Component Set KFC-P708 280w [/IMG] You remove your door panel. [/IMG] Next I used a Dremel tool to cut out the factory speaker. That black piece is a good spacer. [/IMG] Make sure you cut in the groove. [/IMG] Then you want to take power sander and go across...
  16. PCV Component Beneath Intake Manifold-V6

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What exactly is the silver component located below the intake on the V6? I had replaced the PCV tube that leads to it and could not figure out what it is exactly, and wondered if it was something that should be cleaned or replaced. Any thoughts?
  17. Component set

    Mobile Electronics
    I have a component set. What sound the best. Hook it up using the crossover or used the factorysetting.
  18. Question for those with nice component systems

    Mobile Electronics
    Ok, so I am trying to make a decision on rear door speakers. I have the following that is getting installed next week. - AVIC-D3 head unit (with the PAC steering wheel control adapter and Bluetooth) - Focal 165FK separates going in the front - Punch 400.4 to power the door speakers -...
  19. Focal Kevlar Component Speakers 165K2P and 165KF

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    I have a couple sets of used Focal 165K2P's and 165KF's for sale. All are in excellent condition mechanically and cosmetically. I am asking $350 per pair of 165k2p's and $250 per pair of 165kf's. Compare at $1199 and $649 respectively. These are amazing speakers that sound beautiful and can...
  20. How much power does the Alpine Type X Component need?

    Mobile Electronics
    Thinking of upgrading my components. I currently have Alpine Type-R components running passive with a JL e4300 amp. I'm thinking of getting rid of the back speakers and upgrading to the Alpine Type-X SPX-17PRO speakers. I just feel like there is something missing with the Type-Rs. :wrench...