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  1. damp floor padding

    New Member Introductions
    in addion to oil cooler, i need to get padding dried out. it has been propped up for a month...still damp
  2. Damp Carpet on Driver's side under rear seat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I've been reading these water damage issues and was hoping that I would be able to stay inexperienced with any water coming in. Well Thursday night NYC had a mini tornado and 95% of the car was dry, except underneath the corner of the rear bench seat on the drivers side where there was a...
  3. Damp rear carpet....Rear sunroof drains?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all Recently I've noticed that my two rear footwells are damp/wet after a heavy rain. The front is completely dry. I've heard that it COULD be the rear sunroof drains and/or pollen filter. A/C condenser line IS NOT clogged. Anyway, what are your thoughts? And how do I get to the rear...
  4. PLEASE HELP! - Musty Damp SMELL in 2006 vw passat

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi: I have a 2006 vw passat TDI 1.9 and ever since purchasing the car in NOV 2007 it has had a strange smell. Difficult to describe the smellother than to say it is earthy and damp but there is no evidence of any leaks or damp in the car. It has now been back to VW agents on four occasions but...
  5. Floor Damp, Now What?

    B5 Garage
    2004 VW Passat Wagon 2.8 V6 (30V) The car sat for about a month or two while I was traveling for work. Got home, and she didn't want to start. Coaxed her to life with dry gas in the tank and ether in the intake. All functions (appear) to be working correctly. In reading other posts, I saw...
  6. Damp and other stuff

    B5 Garage
    Thanks to oddlights postings I think I may have solved a bit of a leak (water box full of water - which I have unblocked) - Just a question if anyone can advise should the reactangular pollen on the passanger side (UK) have its own cover ? (there is a cover over the width of the engine...
  7. how are you supposed to damp the window shade?

    Mobile Electronics
    Ive deadened my entire car with vinyl dampening sheets and foam, but there is one annoyance left. The rear window shade rattles badly. I never noticed it before, but I guess I notice it more now since the rest of the car is so quiet...... anyone have any ideas?
  8. Damp Problems!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, new to this so not sure if Im in the right place. I have a 2001 diesel estate. I recently left it parked facing uphill during some heavy rain. After a few days I found that the passenger offside floor mat was under about 50mm of water. i then moved the car back onto the level and dried...
  9. Damp Carpet on Driver side

    B5 Garage
    I have a 1998 B5 Turbo and have noticed under the drivers mat a small 2 inch section of the carpet is becomming saturated. It looks at though i have some kind of leak coming from the reinforced section of the floor pan (textured vinyl plate ontop of carpet below pedals) any ideas what this leak...
  10. Clutch Safety Switch Intermittent in Cold Damp Weather

    B5 Garage
    My 2003 Passat is making me nervous in cold, damp weather only. All warning lights, radio, headlights, etc, functioning fine but in cold, damp weather, no power gets to the starter at first. After pressing/releasing clutch, removing and reinserting key, turning ignition on/off (and engaging in...
  11. damp in passenger footwell

    Hi Guys, my car is leaking water into the passenger side foot well, i've heard this is a prob with all VW cars...but what could it be? noticed it last week when it was extremely cold, and when i got home from a day at the office. the car was frosted over, and therefore had to demist and clear...
  12. Rough Idle - Damp Weather Related? - HELP!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After spending the night outside in damp, rainy 40 degree weather, my Passat 1.8T started up roughly - I thought it would stall. It's been running rough all morning and the Engine Light is on and binking. I suspect the weather threw something off. Is there any way I can correct this myself? I...