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  1. OBD-II tool not connecting to '96 B4V 1Z

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    So I'm at a loss trying to get the OBD-II to connect to the vehicle. I've tested the scan tool on another vehicle and it works just fine so I've eliminated a faulty scan tool as the problem. I've read on other forums to check the fuse that affects the OBD port, however I've looked online and in...
  2. Replacing connecting rod bolts

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm rebuilding a 00 1.8t ATW. I have new ARP con rod bolts but I'm wondering how I'm supposed to get the old one's out. Are they pressed in there? I hit em good with a mallet and they didn't flinch. For clarification these are the nut and bolt set up not the newer star head bolts.
  3. Trouble with connecting to VCDS

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys. I have been trouble with connecting to VCDS lite. I am still attempting to connect to the freeware for the first time but every time I attempt I keep getting the same error, Port ok interface not found. I obviousley have the interface plugged into my laptop and car with the key on...
  4. Connecting Rod bolts 2.8 30v

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone. I have a 2.8 30v that I was told came out of a 1999 Audi A4 Quattro. I also have a 2.8 30v that I just took out of a 2002 Passat Front Wheel Drive. I am planning on swapping cranks from the Passat to the Audi engine and discovered that they have different connecting rods. The Passat...
  5. 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...
  6. Disabling the auto lock feature - connecting laptop to the car

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've found several threads about disabling the annoying auto lock feature on the VW Passat. Apperantly I need some software from VAG-COM to program this setting. I have a VW Passat v6 model 2003 My question is, how should I connect my laptop to the car? I apologize if this is a silly question...
  7. Need Help Connecting to Controller

    New Member Introductions
    I recently pulled a 1999 Passat GLX 2.8L AT 55K miles out of storage where it has spent the last 10 years without a battery connected. Upon installing a new battery I found that the fuel pump was locked up so I replaced it and the car started. It drives but will only idle. I ordered an Xtool...
  8. connecting a boost gauge

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Excuse guys not to cleverwith this type of stuff Firstl when buying one what should I look for ...range ect And where should the connection be under the hood ...many pipes under there Please assist Cheers phillip
  9. Help with connecting COnnects 2 to RCD 300 in Passat

    Mobile Electronics
    Hi, Can anyone advise on how easy it is to run cables from the back of the stereo in the passat into the glove box? I want to hook up a 'commects 2' or equivilant but not sure if its easy enough to get int othe glove box from the back of the stereo. Any instructions/advice/pics? Thanks in...
  10. B5.5 1.8t ticking--valvetrain, connecting rod, something easier?

    B5 Garage
    On my drive home last night I noticed my car had started ticking, don't know when it started since I couldn't hear it until I got off an interstate. So there's the first clue, can't be heard over 80mph wind noise. I drove the last couple miles home since there was no DTC and I decided I didn't...
  11. FS Set of Four Piston Connecting Rods 1.8t

    Parts For Sale
    Edit: Sold! This is a set of four brand new OEM Audi/VW piston connecting rods from an 058 block AEB engine. I bought a new (not rebuilt) Audi/VW crate engine (AEB). These rods came out because I upgraded to stronger after-market rods (high performance engine build). These are brand spanking...
  12. Connecting external monitor to the stock vw monsoon deck?

    Mobile Electronics
    When I took out the stock vw monsson tape deck with trunk cd changer, I saw a label on the radio that indicated slots for an AMP and external display. I am curious about the display. How would it work? Is this for video playback? Does the cd changer take dvds as well? Anyone try this? This...
  13. 1.8t, looking for aftermarket connecting rod bolts

    New Member Introductions
    I have a 1.8t from a 2001 Passat AUG engine. It has the sinister connecting rods with 8mm x 1.0 threaded bolts 50 mm long. I am looking for some high strength bolts. Does anybody have a link, suggestion, or part number?
  14. 2002 Passat 2.8 V6 connecting rod bearings.......

    B5 Garage
    Is it possible to change the piston connecting rod bearings with the motor still in the car? Does the motor or anything else need to be jacked up for access? This is my wife's old car that succumed to the dreaded sludge disease (3 years ago) and took out a chain tensioner. Replaced the chain...
  15. No network after connecting to RNS-510

    Mobile Electronics
    Hello, I have an issue with my RNS-510. As soon as I connect my phone via bluetooth to the system it has no network. It used to work okay but now there are issues. Is there any way I can fix this? Car is a 2009 Passat 2.0 TDI CR. Phone is a Samsung Galaxy SII. Any help appreciated :)
  16. VW 4.0 W8 Piston and Connecting Rod Assembly

    Parts For Sale
    Individually or as a set, 7 available. ASKING $75.00 Each OBO As a set ASKING $500.00 OBO VW 4.0 W8 Passat Pistons and connecting Rod Assembly Includes Piston, Piston Rings, Wrist Pin, Connecting Rod, Connecting Rod Bearing Used, Good Condition Came out of running vehicle No Returns Please...
  17. new aftermarket head unit connecting the ISO/speaker problems?

    Mobile Electronics
    Having some problems with trying to connect my new aftermarket headunit to the ISO. Everything connects fine and works including the stalk controls but I can't get any sound through it. Found out the speaker wires are in the yellow mini plug here but can't get a way to connect it to my new one...
  18. Bent connecting rods?

    Anything Auto
    Okay so a friend of mine thinks he bent a rod in his 99 gt mustang. I'm not really sure why he thinks this ( he can be a bit hard to understand sometimes) but I happen to disagree with him. He explains his symptoms as a tapping at high rpms but the car idles and drives fine. Correct me if I'm...
  19. Battery Drain - Sparks connecting negative terminal

    B5 Garage
    Battery Drain - Fuse 14 CCM 600 mA draw for hours I recently got a new battery and it has died a couple of times. LCD clock doesn't even show. Battery down to 5 volts. I got it charged up to 12+v again and the car runs fine. Alternator tested OK. I did notice that when I connect the negative...
  20. Connecting speaker to mounting adaptor

    Mobile Electronics
    I've connected the volkswagen adaptors seen Scosche - Speaker Adapter for Select Volkswagen Vehicles (Pair) - SAVW6 but now how would I mount these speakers Alpine SPS-600C Type-S 6-3/4" component speaker system — fits in 6-1/2" or 6-3/4" openings at to the mount ? :confused: