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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    More help again - please! 1999 Passat 1.8, B5 not-turbo, Right-hand drive, UK I started threads twice before back in the summer about vast electrical problems, some intermittent and new ones continually popping up and adding to the horrors. Water corrosion. Then the...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So it's been cold in Chicago over the past few days. Once the temperature got back to the positive side yesterday, I went to start the car, a 1999 AEB Passat GLS, to take the kids to school and just got a flickering dashboard and no sounds of the engine turning over. After a few attempts, still...
  3. B5 Garage
    Tried starting my car yesterday and nothing happened except for a click. But all the internal lights and radio were working. Looked under the hood at the battery and found out its completely corroded. The worst part is that on the positive cable, I think the cable which goes to the alternator is...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What should I do? I've seen/read about using baking soda, but does that actually work? I just imagine it making a huge mess all over my engine compartment. I would be interested in just replacing the lead, because I'm not sure how much is left under the corrosion (a very interesting spikey...
  5. B5 Garage
    The CCM in my car is rusted because of water entering the driver side footwell. It is still functional as I took it out and dried the chip :wrench: but won't last any longer as there are connections missing on the connector port. I ordered a used one matching the part number from EBay for $45...
  6. Wheel and Tire Forum
    I have a set of Stock S4 wheels that appear to be corroding under the paint. Some of the paint is flaking off, while in some areas the you can see blistering of the paint. What should I do to remove the corrosion, and then to help prevent it from corroding more? Scotch-brite? Most of the...
  7. B5 Garage
    Wife's 01.5 AWM just started throwing P0702 codes and going into limp mode... :cry: I will take it Monday to my indy, should I brace myself for a steep bill or is there a remote possibility that just the wiring is corroded as water may have gotten there without us noticing?
  8. B5 Garage
    I reinstalled my stock radio but it was corroded like an exploded battery and my blinkers and hazards stop worknig.Is this or should it be as simple as replacing the hazard switch>?
  9. B5 Garage
    What do you suggest for the temperature sensor being corroded...? Where is it located? and how do i get to it?
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey Guys, When having my alarm/remote starter installed a couple of months ago, it was noticed that the wiring to my CCM is badly corroded (which is quite common with the poor CCM placement). I am going to buy a used CCM and a length of the wiring harness from the board's classifieds. I...
  11. Mobile Electronics
    Antenna coax cable corroded - need info on how to replace (no AM poor FM recept) I have been quite lazy and just listening to CD's, but want my radio reception back. Apparently I have the corroded connector in passenger footwell problem. I need some insight on how to get to it so I either can...
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