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  1. different coil pack then OEM installed .

    B5 Garage
    so if i have a coil pack that's installed in my Passat with a completely different firing order than what its suppose to be, and i am getting miss fire codes, would that mean that the coil pack is the wrong one and that its affecting the performance of my car. the firing order that's stamped on...
  2. replacement starter with different hood, is it ok? how to hold and start bolt?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I still have my 1999 V6 passat, which I bought new 18 years ago. Because my commute for many years was only 4 miles, the car has only 130,000 miles. I'm in the middle of trying to replace the starter, which refused to budge after several months spent without starting (story below). I removed...
  3. Are double din switches different to single din?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I have a 2001 Passat B5, and I've performed the double din conversion. However, when I install my original hazard and rear demister switches, I find they are a very tight fit and actually so much so that they get stuck on/off when pressed. I've tried two different double din center frame...
  4. B5.5 Passat 1.9TDi aftermarket cruise control install (different cables)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, I thought I would share what I learned while installing an aftermarket cruise control with totally nonsense-colored cables. It was a pain in the a** to install it for the first time, because I found a diagram which had my cable colors but it was wrong. So the second time I took my...
  5. Grenaded the 5spd.. Couple different ?'s New guy here.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Lets just say one night at a buddy's bonfire we had a little bit of liquid encouragement. Reverse donuts sounded like a good idea, well after about 3 spins around on slick wet dirt, heard a loud and nasty pop amongst other viscious noises, and a free rev. Reverse was absolutely grenaded. So, I...
  6. Anybody have an issue w/ traction control from two different size tires on an 02?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I have 225/40/18 tires on my car wich i swear are the hardest tires to find. I found one so i bladah bladah i guess a few more tires than i thought were messed up so they decided they would help me and put two different size ones on the back 235/45/18 i believe (cars been in the shop for the...
  7. 2001 Passat V6-Throttle Body Bolts- IS 1 OF THE 4 BOLTS A DIFFERENT thread/size???

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2001 Passat V6 2.8 4 Motion Does anyone have a diagram or any information that would show and/or tell information on the 4 throttle Body bolts? I've picked up from bits of info here and there that one of the 4 bolts is a different size? 3 or them have a 5mm Allen head?, and the 4th one...
  8. A bit of a different request.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just purchased a 1999 Passat Wagon. While running around the pick n pull, I found a really clean looking sedan interior. I don't want the bottom half of the seat only the top. That being said, has anyone tried to swap the top of the sedan into a wagon? I think the cup holder would look really...
  9. A different EPB problem

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi! So i got my 2006 B6 a while ago and it seems to work perfectly other than what seems like an electronic problem. The EPB does engage and disengage like it should but it still gives a fault in the vehicle status and blinks both the buttons and the gauges lights. Sometimes the park brake light...
  10. Another no link post! but different

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok. I hope someone can help me. Ive looked through a lot of post and haven't seen my specific issue. If you have then please point me in the right direction.. Ive had an aftermarket radio ever since I got my car 00' b5 wagon. Ive never had a problem scanning my dlc. some dick recently stole my...
  11. Heater Core? Please tell me different...

    B5 Garage
    So I'm going through coolant like crazy. I'm refilling it ever three days it feels. Symptoms: Heat takes a while fogging on the windshield carpet wet, drivers side it's making me depressed... Help! !
  12. Different kind of p1539

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Okay, so this topic is normally beat to death across all kinds of forums, but this one I think requires a bit more thought and information. P1539 is the vacuum vent valve switch, so i went cheap and got 3 from the junk yard on the thought that its highly unlikely that they are all bad. After...
  13. Travelling day and night...mileage different!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am trying to figure out why the mileage is always better on the way back from Cincinnati to Columbus at night (32.4) vs going down in the daytime (28.8). I don't think Cinci is uphill all the way from here! When I am on my way down there, it is daytime and hot. The AC is on both ways, but I...
  14. AEB vs APU engine turbo 1.8t, same or different

    B5 Garage
    Having trouble finding out if the AEB turbo is the same as the APU turbo Anyone know of any differences or is it just a direct bolt on. For reference I have the APU engine, and as far as I can find the only difference is smaller intake ports and DBW throttle, no mention of turbo differences...
  15. Transmission swap with different codes?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2000 1.8T auto blew the seal on the torque converter at 190k miles. It was driven about 2 miles with the fluid leaking out and has been parked for a few weeks. Ive finally gotten around to figuring out what to do with it and Im going to go ahead and fix it. While looking around one of my...
  16. Variations in the 1.8T and different markets.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So i just read another thread on here relating to the 1.8T Engines and the various engine codes associated with them. A friend has a 2001, Passat B5 (Not B5.5) with the 1.8 Turbo engine. Now i was readind and there appears to be no Actual set specification. There seems to be quite a few...
  17. Canadian Passats, different models?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    When I was purchasing our new Passat I had trouble locating our car model using American model designations, I know with Hyundai's cars imported to Canada, though slightly more expensive, there were more features on the Canadian models. I'll provide a link below, but here are our model choices...
  18. A very different fix for early gas pump shutoff?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I came across this with a friend's car. The symptom was that they couldn't fill up the car as the gas pump keeps clicking off. After several attempts to fix this mostly involving fuel and evap system diagnosis, he was ready to give up. Running output tests on the instrument cluster showed that...
  19. few different issue's I'm having

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just picked up a 99 Passat GLS 1.8t manual trans. I noticed that I have to step on the driver floor sometimes to get the interior lights to work and after doing some reading I'm guessing its a lose wire or maybe a ccm problem. Next up would be the rear driver window goes up when you press down...
  20. Why so different?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I own two 2.8 Passats... I found one plastic hose broken from the valve cover to the PCV assembly. I tend to use each other to compare since both are the same motor (or so I thought)... I noticed that they have different PCV assemblies... I noticed one has a plug and is routed and teed off...
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