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  1. 2001 passat possible computer problems

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Havent had the car long, first drove it acted like gas problems..bad gas or fuel filter etc. replaced the filter. when first start...each time, it acts like it wants to die trouble staying at idol. when taking off it lags, slow to go (automatic tran) will reach 5 rpms before hard changing gears...
  2. 2001 passat possible computer problems

    New Member Introductions
    my name is kristy, i am new here needing advice with my car. :wrench:
  3. Gaming computer brand new in box

    Misc for Sale
    Brand new in sealed box MSI Trident 3 desktop gaming computer. The computer is about the size of a gaming console but boasts the following : Form Factor: ITX (Ultra small form Factor design) | Operating System: Windows 10 Processor: Intel Core i7-7700 Quad Core Processor (3.6-4.2GHz) |...
  4. Trip computer issue?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Passat #4 (01.5 B5.5 V6 5sp) has an unusual issue or two, both related to the wiper stalk. The Trip computer will only cycle 1 move at a time, then freeze there until the car is re-started. This is irritating as you can only move to the next or previous screen and it stays there for the rest of...
  5. Mystery Coolant Leak ?? and ABS computer

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys- So our 2003 Passat V6 Wagon 4Mo has developed a VERY slow mysterious leak over the past year or two. We did replace the CTS and o-ring and no other visible coolant crusties anywhere. Never seen any drips in the engine compartment or on the street. It takes a few months and then the...
  6. Mileage Computer Button Not Working

    B5 Garage
    Where has the time gone? My last post was YEARS ago... My time is not my own anymore. :( Anyway, wish this could come at a happier juncture, but the wife has declared the Passat 'too old', and forced me to buy a new car. Though I pondered over a few used BMWs and Audi A/S4s, I decided to bite...
  7. What computer system/code reader should I purchase?

    New Member Introductions
    I have a 2005 passat-wagon and I do own a laptop. I think I'd rather by a cable that hooks into the car and then runs on software on my laptop rather than a dedicated device. What do y'all recommend?
  8. Trip Computer

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just go my 2003 Passat W8. Sadly, there is NO manual. What are the features of the Trip Computer and how can you configure it ? As noticed by some other Threads here, I have the same problem with the fading Display. Seems there is only one solution : buy a new cluster. Or does somebody has...
  9. Computer resetting itself?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    So, I'm having a weird problem with my 2006 Passat 2.0T. My computer system keeps randomly resetting itself while I'm driving. All of my dashboard lights will come on, the gauges will drop, and everything re-sets (clock, trip meter, and sometimes the fuel gauge is incorrect for a few minutes)...
  10. Accuracy of mileage computer

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    How accurate do you find your mileage computers to be?
  11. passat comfortline 2009 Computer Problems , Car not Start

    B6 Garage
    hi my car engine never works , The agency vw do not know what the problem When the problem happened to me the first time they told me that he must change the computer ,, Computer was changed and returned the same problem , cost for fix this problem is $ 1,500 and returned the same...
  12. 2004 GLX Computer Problem

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I just returned to the US after being away for almost 6 years. As I had had a Passat before I thought I would go that route again. I bought a 2004 Passat GLX and sent it in to a local mechanic because of the Check Engine Light and I could feel some issue with the car. The light was reset...
  13. Computer Reset on a 99 VW Passat 4cyl

    New Member Introductions
    I recently changed the battery on my 99 VW Passat 4cyl and now I can not use my power locks or windows. My dashboard shows that my trunk is ajar but I can't open it. At night when I drive with my lights on the beeps as if a door is open but it's because the trunk light is on. How do I go about...
  14. depower airbag without wiping computer?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm confused. I need to replace the cruise control switch on 2003 1.8t. All the write ups I see for this job require removing neg. battery cable to prevent airbag deployment when removing the steering wheel. How do you keep the computer powered so you don't clear all engine data. Or is it...
  15. Bad EGR? Cold engine runs perfect. Then computer opens EGR and engine begins shaking.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It seems like computer engages something and engine begins shaking really bad. Code is 300 misfire. I heard vacuum leak sound from combination valve behind valve cover. Any ideas? Thanks.
  16. Computer wobble!

    New Member Introductions
    I joined this site because my computer when it' on average mpg reading jumps from what you'd expect, around 40 ish to 130 mpg..impossible right. Am I missing something in a setting or is it throwing a wobbly? I've only just bought a 2006 2 litre tdi estate
  17. need help to pass inspection. computer keeps saying not ready

    B5 Garage
    Hi all, still trying to make do with my 01.5 AWM FWD sedan. She has 136k but have not been able to pass inspection since I can't get rid of the CEL. in NJ they only now inspect for emissions by connecting obdII. I can clear the codes with vag-com but Readiness fails because of the following has...
  18. Trip computer screen problem

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    HI I have been having an intermittent problem with the trip computer screen.I have read some threads all talking about the screen fading but mine is slightly different as my whole screen just lights up red so your unable to see any of the digits has anyone got any info on this to help sort it...
  19. A trip computer display problem I haven't read about

    B5 Garage
    My 2001.5 Passat has a problem (quirk?) with the LED trip computer display. It always is prefectly bright with no missing pixels when I start driving, but after some time it fades from the top down. It eventually fades down to where only the bottom half is visible. It always returns to full...
  20. Does computer adapt

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I changed a bad mag for a couple days when I hit the brake and came to a stop the idle would drop to 800 then sputter for a second then recover. Now it seems much better did the ecu need time to adapt to a brand new mag vs the one I removed?