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  1. B5 Garage
    I have two '04 1.8t, 5 speed 4Motion Passats. These 2 cars get, on average, 4 - 6mpg less than my non-4mo 5 speed Passat. For this reason, I'm considering removing the driveshafts on the 4mo cars during the warm months of the year to gain back the fuel efficiency lost by driving all 4 wheels...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm trying to do an oil pressure check and need disconnect the oil pressure sensor, obviously its in a funky place (1.8t) and for the life of me I cannot get it off. In general, me and electrical connectors DO NOT get along AT ALL. I just have an impossible time getting the stupid connectors...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I'm hoping to get some clarification on this? I read in the Haynes manual that disconnecting the battery on passats with an auto transmission will result in having to get the tcm reset? Thing is, I pulled the battery out to check the drains a few weeks ago and do not seem to have a problem...
  4. B5 Garage
    Hello! I have a 99 automatic Passat 1.8 Turbo that has been great to me over the years. But recently, I did not drive the vehicle for two weeks and when trying to start it, the battery had died for the first time. I took it out to get it charged at the local O'reillys and put it back in the...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I posted this on the B6 discussion as the the Passat is 2008, however in the off chance that someone in the B5 discussion forum can help (more people seem to be viewing in this group), please read my post: This is odd, my rear passenger window, 2008 saloon, does not work when pressing either...
  6. B5 Garage
    I'm so pleased with this little tool that I made, that I just had to share. With it, I can easily disconnect electrical connectors which had previously given me fits.:banghead: Here it is: It's just a strip of metal about 3/16" wide by a little over an inch long, with one end bent over to...
  7. B5 Garage
    I need to look at the pins on my ecu. Do I have to disconnect the battery in order to take a quick peak?
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Guys- Quick question - replacing the radiator - got the metal clips off the coolant hoses where they attach to the rad - but how do they actually disconnect from the radiator? Do they just slide off?? or must they rotate a smidge? or?? They are tight - and I don't want to break anything by...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm wondering whether engine settings ARE, definitely, 100% of the time, lost when the battery is disconnected? I've disconnected battery to chase down some electrical gremlins. Got that done. Read Bentley about this and it suggests engine settings MAY be lost upon disconnecting battery. I read...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm trying to get the passenger side door panel off of my 2000 Passat, but I can't for the life of me get the power cable disconnected from the locking mechanism (pulley that moves window up and down broke). Any advice on how to either remove the locking mechanism altogether or disconnect the...
  11. B5 Garage
    Part way through a TB change on my 99 V6 AT and about to move the lock carrier in the the service position. I see that when the dealer had the radiator out a while ago, they missed getting the bottom corner into place. That just irks me and I want to fix it. I also figure that if I swing the...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am sure this is posted somewhere, but I just joined this site and was not sure where to start. Here is my problem. I have a 99 passat 1.8 turbo. I disconnected the battery to do some stereo work and replace a bad climate control unit. I connected the battery once finished and when I started...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    anyone know what would cause this? I'm hoping its just my n75. Lately when i start driving before my b5.5 is warmed up everythings fine 11PSI spikes holding 10, but once she's about halfway warmed up i drop to 4 or 7 peak PSI, but unplugging my battery has solve my problem twice now albeit only...
  14. B5 Garage
    Okay,left shaft, raise inner, turm wheel all the way to right, remove shaft. Easy as pie. I wrastled with the right side for a good 20 minutes before deciding to drop the knuckle. Didn't have a ball joint puller, so I went for the upper end. Nothing like the feeling of hitting your hand with...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is there a problem with disconnecting the battery? Anything special that has to be done once it's reconnected? Thanks!
  16. B5 Garage
    I'm reading through the steps in the Chilton manual for replacing the fuel filter and there's this bold Warning about disconnecting the battery - well, the more i read it scared me. seems like a real nightmare if you do disconnect the neg. battery terminal. the radio will lock, lights on the...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Are you supposed to disconnect the battery when taking off the lower wire harness on the back of the radio? I was just curious to see if the hanging file folder trick would work in place of the radio removal keys, to remove the radio. Sure enough, it worked like a charm. However, the wires...
  18. Mobile Electronics
    Ok guys, i need a little help. I am installing a new HU tomorrow and i know i need to disconnect the K-Wire. This is what i found on the subject: http://cory.charltonfamily.org/gti/vwtechcontent/pdf/v919901.pdf Is this relevant to the passat ? Also, what do i need to do ? Pull it from the...
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