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  1. Hood damage from deer

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Few month ago a deer ran out in front of me in broad daylight. Damage only to hood. Which is best way to fix it without going thru insurance. I tried calling a few junk/salvage yards with no luck. Even posted on craigslist. I see many replacement hoods on Ebay but not confident they would fit or...
  2. 2003 1.8t 5 speed FWD wagon Parts Car(front damage but many new goodies)

    Vehicles For Sale
    Checking to see if someone wants to buy it whole after I hit a deer, I might part it out on ebay, but I'll cut a deal for a PW member Unibody appears to be straight, but probably not worth fixing (mileage ~120,00 i'll double check that) Has: Techtonics Tuning 2.5 inch Stainless exhaust + twin 3...
  3. FS: 2004 Passat - Accident Damage, but Runs

    Vehicles For Sale
    I am selling my 2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS with 246,000. I love this car dearly, but I was in an accident last week (the second in a year) which damaged the front right corner, deployed the airbags, took out the AC, windshield, and played havoc with the alignment. I have already put over $3,000...
  4. BASH! 2000 B5 Kombi with Front end damage...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My baby, a V6 B5 ATQ (~160K miles), could not stop fast enough when the driver ahead of me went for the yellow light and then the changed his mine. (I was not on a phone.) The impact was low speed enough that there was no airbag deployment in either car and no physical damage to any occupants...
  5. can vagcom damage ecu

    B5 Garage
    Greetings, I know the Ross-Tech vagcom is the best tool out there and should not damage my ECU. But nevertherless, here is the story I have 2004 1.8T AWM engine A/T 4motion Passat. - We had a lovely warm Sunday iand I decided to wash my car in the afternoon. The car was driving OK in the...
  6. SMIC Hard Pipe Damage = Vibration?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    *SOLVED* SMIC Hard Pipe Damage = Vibration? Morning All, Two nights ago I accidentally went over a low lying brick wall which pierced my under tray, cutting the outside temperature sensor wire and leaving a big dent in the SMIC Hard Pipe. Ever since the damage, my car has a horrendous vibration...
  7. Sun damage in tail lights?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2003 Passat has what looks like a ton of tiny little cracks all over the inside of the lenses. Both sides are like this (I'll get photos later). I'm wondering if it might be sun damage? And is there something I can do to "fix" it without buying new assemblies? If I took the assembly out and...
  8. Front bumper spoiler damage

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all, This winter has been rough one and in particular, it has been rough to my Passat. I noticed a chunk of my bumper was missing, and the damage appears to be solely confined to the lower "spoiler" section of my bumper. Most likely from the front end descending on ice/snow while backing...
  9. More damage than meets the eye?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I must be having a really bad day. Its my second post about trouble with my Passat :cry: Today morning I posted about a whirring sound in the engine for which low power steering fluid was the culprit, as a couple of friends were heading out of town with my car. So on the way back the driver...
  10. FS: 2005 Passat Wagon 4Motion GLS 1.8T 5spd with front end damage (upstate NY)

    Vehicles For Sale
    SOLD Hey guys my girl decided to tag a deer the other night with my Passat. I was planning on selling it anyways but this pushed the timing up. Damage isn't all that bad actually and I think the front bumper can be saved. Pictures will show all the damage. I'm just outside of Albany, NY...
  11. Damage from jumping a battery?

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    2000 Passat wagon with 1.8t and manual trans... A couple days ago I came across a guy in a parking lot with a dead battery - so I did the Good Samaritan thing and gave him a jump. After I hooked my battery up and had the black (neg) lead in hand to put on his battery I asked him which was his...
  12. Door damage - scraped a building. How much to fix?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I plan on seeing a body shop for an estimate. Just wondering if anyone has an ideas as to what kind of body work I should expect. I was backing out of a parking lot and scraped the corner of a brick building. Can they knock the dents out? Replace the skin, or do I need a whole new door...
  13. Bumper damage

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Where do I get the parts to replace the bumper and repair this damage? I got too close to a parking block at work today, and the bottom of the bumper got caught on the metal spike that holds it into the ground (it sticks up high). I heard a noise, and thought I was scraping the concrete with...
  14. Heater Core Inlet Nipple partially damage - Need advice!!

    B5 Garage
    Hi everyone, I was removing the inlet hose to do a Heater Core flush when the inlet nipple of the Heater Core partially broke off. I check to see if there are any cracks leading back to the Heater Core and found none. Other than the part that broke off, the rest of the nipple and pipe seems...
  15. Front fender damage

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My wife, while driving our vehicle yesterday, sustained some damage to the front end. :banghead: Can anyone tell me what I will need to replace from the pic below and the approximate replacement cost? To me, it appears like I'll have replace the whole front bumper. The quarter panel has no...
  16. Quick way to check for internal damage?

    B5 Garage
    The car is a 2004 GLX with V6: The timing belt slipped forward and half of it was chewed up by various pulleys and covers. Anyway the cams and crank are now out of time. Before investing in parts is there a quick way to check for internal damage, without removing heads? The car has 120,000...
  17. How to repair this type of damage?

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    No idea how this happened.
  18. TCM water damage!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What's crackin my Passat peeps? I Have a 2003 Passat 1.8T. The TCM was swimming for a while (dont know how thats possible in drought striken SoCal). Will this cause the car to go in Limp Mode, And if i just replace it with another, is there anything special i have to do after replacing it...
  19. Trunk Cover + Fender replaced - Hood left (hale damage repair)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My B5.5 suffered some hale damage last year before it got handed down to me. Lowest estimate was $4.900 for complete repair. I was like F*CK that so I decided to look for an alternative: Salvage Yards. But one problem - it was a PAIN IN THE ASS to find my black color - most were silver and...
  20. Filled too much oil - damage? how much to too much?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello. I recently topped my oil level too high. It is about 2-3 cm above the top line (lets say 120-130% overfilled in terms of the minimum-maximum notches). I heard it might damage the catalytic converter. I have driven with it for few hundred kilometers and I'm not experiencing any bad...
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