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  1. Crazy to get first year of a major suv redesign?

    Anything Auto
    I've been thinking about replacing my 01.5 passat with something a little newer for a few years now - yes years :crazy:. Specifically I've been seriously thinking about getting another 2 door wrangler and surprisingly I'm very impressed with the information I've read about the brand new jl...
  2. Good All Season tires/winter tires? :crazy:

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I have a 17 Passat 1.8 SE Tsi and would like to know what would be a good set of either all season or winter tires. The Hankook Kinergry tires are pretty noisy and have terrible snow reviews. I have only had the car for 7 months now and have not yet experienced these tires in the snow. My old...
  3. Dimming trunk light drives me CRAZY

    B5 Garage
    Whenever I open the trunk and start to search for tools it happens. About 10-15 seconds after opening it, the light only works at about 50% efficiency. If I press the unlock button on the key fob, it works perfectly again. How can I get rid of this REALLY annoying "feature"? Car is a b5.5, bulb...
  4. New Member, My B5.5 is Driving Me Crazy

    New Member Introductions
    Hey all, I'm new here. Got a 2004 1.8T wagon that was too cheap to be true . . . A few cosmetic issues but mainly just trying to figure out why she's riding rough and getting poor MPG. I was hoping for better than 16.8 long-term. I'm reading whatever I can find before I start any new threads...
  5. Am I just crazy?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've had my 2000 Passat wagon with a manual transmission for over 15 years now and I've done quite a few mods to it. Lately I'm into the repairs unrelated to mods. I need front wheel bearings, the headliner is falling & the driver seat bolster is torn and needs repaired. I know at some point...
  6. 2003 no windows, no dome lights, key fob won't work door locks crazy

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Checked fuses, bought used CCC same PN replaced, No water around floor all is dry, wiring looks like new, hooked Vag Com with version 409.1 and doesnt find ccc module it finds transmission and engine and abs. I am lost and can't get my gas door open. Any help Please :wrench:
  7. Crazy P304 code 1.8T

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2003 Passat 1.8T I have a miss and P304 when engine is cold at idle. I have checked compression 140+, new wells coil packs, new sparkplugs, when I slide the coil pack back it does spark in the head, removed injectors and laid down cardboard and all spray the same no drips. If I rev the engine...
  8. Noob Post #1- antitheft is driving me crazy

    New Member Introductions
    Installed new glovebox, car was out of gear during installation to remove the lighter to get to hidden screws and car started clicking quickly- seems to have activated antitheft. Disconnecting battery, sit- reconnect... gives odometer, clock display back, and red light on radio blinks- no other...
  9. 04 Passat driving me crazy!

    New Member Introductions
    I have an issue with my 2.8l 30v not wanting to start. It ran fine when last drove. There are not any codes pending, I've changed the fuel relay/pump, also done ohm tests. I am going to change the coolant temp sensor next as the scanning tool says it reads 158degrees and its 34 degrees here...
  10. Am I crazy to buy a W8?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have 2 1.8t 2001.5 wagons. I live in CO and there times that 4WD is 'useful' ;) There is a nice W8 for sale that looks good on the local CL but I don't know much about these engines. It is a 6spd manual, 180k, probably well-maintained. What's up with these? I know they are gas-hogs...
  11. Modernize B5 opinions and idea considered too crazy!!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So it seems like the board and the b5-b5.5 community has reached a consensus that for all intents and purposes this chassis and build is one of the most appealing form and function designs that we have dealt with. Not to mention solid safety build quality. That being said, as much as I love my...
  12. Crazy display in 2007 Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello Passat world here one for you I got a crazy display phenomena . Does anyone have any wisdom for me . It will just flip and go back to normal after a while .
  13. crazy negative camber wheels, what you guys think about it.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    like the title said, i find crazy negative camber wheels ugly and so disgusting. dont get me wrong, im good with slightly and functional negative camber, as a matter of fact, stock setting of some car is a little bit negative, they are totally fine. but some guys mod their wheels into super...
  14. Crazy issues out of nowhere

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2001 passat, i have searched hight and low but no one else has this string of issues. As soon as i started my car after work i have an air bag light my ASR light and a flashing low oil pressure light. This all started after a heavy rain storm the night before but that morning drivibg...
  15. battery drain driving me absolutely crazy

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Having owned my 2001 Passat b5.5 1.8t AWM for almost two years now, I've encountered problems here and there as to be expected with an older car with 87k miles on it. BUT one problem i can't seem to solve! if my car sits for longer than 2 days without being turned on the battery is dead (on my...
  16. Steering wheel locks, car won't start, electronics going crazy!!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK, our 2002 Passat has almost 180k miles. Recently if the wheels and steering wheels have to be straight. If they are not perfectly straight or the steering wheel gets locked the car won't start. To fix it all we do is disconnect and reconnect the negative on the battery and its like it resets...
  17. Wow, getting to see pics and post is crazy tough, and not easy to understand.

    New Member Introductions
    The graphic/video thing was very confusing, and I didn't know what "platform" meant until I looked it up. Would be appreciated if sign-up was a bit more user-friendly, took 4 tries, and I've been in IT for 20 years! Thanks for the site though, very helpful!
  18. Crazy Door Locks

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just yesterday, I was unable to use my remote for opening and closing the doors. I had to resort to using the key lock in the door. I knew the remote was working because it could work the rear hatch door. By Googling I found on a U.K. board a "trick' that worked for me. I cut-and-pasted the...
  19. Relay clicking crazy mad, cold starts near left knee

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    03' VW passat Wagon 1.8t . On a cold start from morning. Car starts, clicking like crazy near left knee as car is warming up. Clicking slows down.. Car warms up. If I gas the car it will click, and then it will click when car drops to idle. Stops clicking after driving off and about 2 min in...
  20. Crazy Issues with Cluster , Any Help would be great

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello All Recently started having issues with my instrument cluster. The Tach, Temp Gauge, Fuel Gauge, and Speedo/Odometer have all stopped working. I still have the MFA along with all the dummy/warning lights still funtioning normaly, and the car still runs and drives fine with nothing else...