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  1. Cut monsoon wires identification

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2004 Passat B5.5. My factory radio was taken from the car and the thief that took it cut the wires in the back. I have researched for hours trying to find a wiring diagram so that I could install the new adapter that I have to install the new radio, however every diagram I find has...
  2. Best way to get a new key cut and programmed

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just bought a 2003 that only came with one key, I'd like another. I've found a couple options, but would like some feedback to see if anyone has used these folks and how it went, or if you have other recommendations. The cheapest so far is: http://www.tunemyeuro.com/ $60 for both a flip key...
  3. Dealership cut white/grey wire? Why? 2012 Passat 3.6

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi guys, can you help me out. I was replacing my air filter in my 2012 3.6 SE (America version) and noticed the wiring loom below the air box had been cut and a section of the white/grey wire had been cut out? Why would a dealership do this? Was it a recall or bullitin issue? See pictures:
  4. lower control arms - cut the bolt or lower the sub-frame?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been reading various threads about replacing the front lower control arms and some say to cut the bolt at the frame side of the control arms and some say to lower the sub-frame to get the bolt out. Is the problem bolt on both the frontward and rearward arms? Or, only one of the arms? It...
  5. MAF sensor causes engine to cut out for split second otherwise runs fine

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am not asking for help or advice. I am posting this as a solution that worked for me in case anybody else has the same problem. My car was running fine except intermittently the engine would stop for a split second and then start again and continue as if nothing had happened. It shocked me...
  6. Freshly cut key won't turn ignition? Immobilizer issue?

    B5 Garage
    Today I finally got a spare key for my b5.5, it only came with one key when I bought it. I ordered a blank from ebay and got it cut at a local key-cutting company. The guy didn't look very professional while doing the job and the new key looked a bit...I'm not sure how to describe it but it...
  7. trouble starting in cold weather/weird idle/engine cut out 02 2.8 glx

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all, been searching for a long time but looks like i might have to make my own post... 02 passat 2.8 glx 212k mi happens every winter, when the temp gets below about 5 F and the car has sat at least overnight, car starts really slow if at all. cranks fine (new battery). sometimes it...
  8. 99 passat wagon gls 1.8 t 20 v cut stock radio wires please please please help!!!!!!

    B5 Garage
    ok i was stupid and did buy the adpiter for a aftermarket head unit .. so i cut the stock radio wires and plugs i went to a scrap yard got the same year wire harness made shur colors match rewired the stock radio back in now my cvar wont start .. al light work key fob works no check light ...
  9. To cut or not to cut post-cat O2 sensor wire???

    B5 Garage
    I cannot reach the post-cat sensor, need to disconnect it to change the flex pipe portion of the exhaust system...Disconnect all sensors (after removing air filter housing), remove cat and downpipe, replace flex pipe portion, reconnect with cat and muffler, reinstall the section to turbo...
  10. replacing front upper control arms -- cut the control arms?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I read everything I could find about replacing the upper control arms and watched the Bentley video. One guy said that he just uses a sawsall to cut the control arms then after the whole strut (or whatever it's called) assembly is out, then you have easier access to work on the pinch bolt...
  11. 2.0T FSI cam/timing cover dissection: yeah, I cut into one!

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    So, after having to replace our cam timing cover I was curious to see what made them tick. The only thing inside the cover is the "sealing ring tower" that fits inside the cam adjuster. The sealing rings were broken and the grooves they sit in were VERY worn. you can see from the pics that...
  12. Cut off Valve (Diverter Valve) replacement for P0411 code

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Dear Friends, My 03 Passat also has an engine code P0411 now and mechanic suggested some parts to be replace. One of them is the 06A145710P OVERRUN CUT OFF VALVE I've searched a bit and found one on ecstunning: https://www.ecstuning.com/Search/SiteSearch/06A145710P/ES2878542/ However,, There...
  13. Engine cut out

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Car is a 2.0tdi. Driving home and engine just cut out. Would turn over but not start. No warning lights. Added oil and fuel Carried on trying to turn it over and got it started but a bit spluttery and it then cut out. Tried to turn it over again and after a few seconds got the stop oil engine...
  14. 'cmon Passat, cut me a break here! (Trunk blew a fuse)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It seems like every time I do something nice for my Passat, it repays me by tossing some silly gremlin my way, just to test my dedication to further B5 ownership! I just put in a new battery, did new brakes all around, just put on new tires, and I'll be getting shocks (and all the assoc. bits...
  15. AEB intermittant Cut out

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Vehicle: 98 AEB, manual, 199k miles. Problem: Intermittent partial stall or ignition cut out at idle. RPM cuts out then recovers by reving to 1200 rpm then quickly back to 920 rpm idle. Not a single cylinder miss; occurs across all cylinders. Feels like a major case of water in gas but isn't...
  16. Throttle cut out on 3.6 passat? HPFP and LPFP already replaced, any ideas?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey everyone, My wifes 2007 3.6 passat wagon cuts out periodically while driving under what I could call normal conditions. It doesn't throw a code when it happens, however every once in a while it will throw a code for either the low or high pressure fuel pumps, p2540 and I can't remember the...
  17. 2003 V6 cut off while driving, won't restart

    New Member Introductions
    Hi Everyone, I'm new to posting here because this forum has always been so helpful at answering my previous questions. From this site I was able to figure out how to replace my alternator and fix a washer fluid pump issue plus many other things. I can't seem to find any info about the new...
  18. Try and clean the exhaust tips or cut off and replace.

    Wax On, Wax Off
    So this is my First question on the forum, and I just bought this B6 wagon 2.0T last week and I want to start right away on fixing it up. The tail pipes are as you see below and was wondering what people have done in the past to clean and gleam them. The other option I am thinking is to cut...
  19. cut wires, need help.

    B5 Garage
    i have some under hood wires that are severed, and i need help because i dont see the other halves. first one runs along the radiator and had a large green connector with two wires and a purple retainer. its cut just below the electric fan. the other is a cloth shielded wire set on the fire...
  20. Engine Seems to Cut Out 5k rpm 2nd gear but not in others

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK ...I'm one of the newer guys to 1.8t I'll hit 2nd gear 5k-6k and seems like engine kills itself Changed sparks and coils checked everything over doesn't seem out of place or broke leaking Clutch is good ...this doesn't happen in any other gear Any ideas ? I'm lost on this any ideas you guys...
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