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  1. DIY: B5.5 parking brake cable replacement and adjustment

    B5 Information-Base
    This is a DIY for replacing the parking brake cables for :b55: Passat front wheel drive. If you have to replace one you might as well replace the other. I'm writing this because I have 3 manuals and none of them had all the right directions for doing it (Haynes, Audi A4/B5 Brake Repair and an...
  2. Noob with a 2004 Passat

    New Member Introductions
    Hi Everyone, I bought my used 2004 Passat over a year ago and I love it! My GF had a 2012 Passat for a long time and I unfortunately totaled it. That being said, I have heard Passat World and visit occasionally but I feel now's the time to join the community to learn more about my beloved...
  3. DIY how to replace the LCD Instrument Cluster display

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    If anybody has a link to instructions to remove the Instrument Cluster, please post the link. You can order a new display from this Italian company: Or, you might find a display for sale on ebay. The two links below...
  4. New poster, DIY Oil Pan removal

    New Member Introductions
    New to posting in this forum, but it has been awesome for info regarding my 2002 1.8 Passat Wagon. Just got finished dropping the oil pan due to low oil pressure warning. Could not have done it without this forum!
  5. Subframe Mount DIY?

    B5 Garage
    I think I have isolated the knocking noise I experience occasionally on hard bumps down to the subframe. Now I am looking for a DIY on their replacement. I might simply be missing it but I didn't see one when I searched. My real question is, do you need to drop the entire subframe to replace...
  6. Great forum guys... Saving me $$$ with DIY.. you are the best

    New Member Introductions
    Great site guys, I have fixed so many issues with my 2003 Passat that the mechs would have raped me on. Keep up the great work. John
  7. Do I need to disable any of the airbags? I have a sunroof leak..

    B6 Garage
    Hi all, I am an owner of a VW Passat 2007 2.0. I have found that I have a sunroof leaks and I would like to fix it. The leaks appears to be right around where my driver passenger sun visors are connected. I want to fix this issue myself and I have already removed the visors and the handles...
  8. Front Struts Replacement

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Anyone have experience DIY'ing the front struts on a the NMS? Would like to know if it's practical to do before I go in to get them checked (I have scalloping on the rear tires, looked and saw my rear shocks leaked... I know I can do that job DIY). Any help/advice would be welcome.
  9. 2.0 TSI Serpentine Belt Tensioner DIY

    B6 Garage
    I am looking for help on the serpentine belt tensioner. I want to put on a new belt and don't know whether I should go ahead and buy a new tensioner assembly or just buy the rolller. Does anybody know the process for how to remove the tensioner? I can easily remove the belt and the bolt that...
  10. Looking for a detailed DIY on 2.0 TSI Cam Chain Tensioner

    B6 Garage
    I have an 09 Passat with 108K miles and have never updated the cam chain tensioner to replace the original one that apparently is designed to fail. I ordered a kit from Deutsche Auto Parts that includes the tensioner, lower cover, rtv, and the tool to hold the timing at TDC. There is one DIY...
  11. Atf fluid change diy pan drop and filter change

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OK guys, so I did it. I dropped the pan and wiped the magnets with a lint free cloth. Was it worth it? I want you to answer that. So I bought the car (2004 passat 1.8L wagon) just a few months ago for $1600, it had been in a slight accident (she hit the curb), the control arm was replaced and it...
  12. need some advice and tips

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sooo im new here and posted some of my situation on the noob tube, to start ill say this I got a 2000 vw passat b5 a month ago and I have never owned a car I enjoyed this much. The luxuary, fuel economy, the look of the car is so nice everyone thats asked the year has been amazed. I have had a...
  13. DIY Coolant Temperature Flange or Have Shop Replace?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 Passat 1.8T manual, AWM. Slight coolant leak that appears to be from the coolant temperature flange. I know the parts are ~ $40 from the dealership (it's a plastic housing), and the dealer is quoting ~ $350 for the job. That sounds like a good price to me. However, I'm...
  14. Cruse Control not working and RPMs hanging DIY / Clutch pedal switch replacing

    B5 Garage
    So, on my way home from work the other day my cruse control would not function and between shifts the RPMs would hang or remain higher than normal. After some diagnostics (which I charged myself $99) I found a little white button laying on the carpet. And I thought I think I know where that came...
  15. 3.6 Timing Change Replacement DIY

    B6 Garage
    OK, so my 06 Passat w/ 3.6 has been throwing the 000022 - Bank 1: CMP Sensor (G40) / Engine Speed Sensor (G28) P0016 - 008 - Incorrect Correlation - MIL ON periodically since about 180,000 miles. Its now at 195,000 and I decided to finally replace the timing chains and oil pump bolt as I'm...
  16. 1.8t valve cover gasket diy

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok guy so I did a valve cover gasket on my 1.8t and almost every thread I could find regardless of forum the photo links were dead so I thought I would do a diy. Ok lets start PATIENT: 2004 Passat 1.8t CONDITION: Leaking valve cover gasket TOOLS NEEDED: 10mm wrench Ratchet + small...
  17. Looking for DIY info on replacing turbo unit on FSI

    B6 Garage
    Anybody have a writeup and/or video for removal and replacement of a turbocharger unit on an FSI (BPY) Passat? Mine seems to have destroyed itself, and I think I'll be needing to do the work myself. I searched around and am not finding much, which surprises me given all the upgrades people...
  18. DIY: B5 V6 starter replacement

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    While browsing the forum for some tips on replacing my starter I realized that there multiple tidbits here and there but not a proper DIY with pictures still active. Using this method I was able to remove the starter in a couple of hours, virtually hassle free. Disclaimer: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE...
  19. 03 Passat B5.5, cranks, but wont start after DIY heater core replacement. :(

    B5 Garage
    I just completed a project of replacing the heater core on my 2003 Passat. This required pulling out the whole dash. All went very smooth until the very last thing. Starting the car! I have a number of codes that my OBD II reader displays, and I am guessing that these codes will lead me to the...
  20. New "Fast and Simple" Heater Core DIY

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I bet this is the way the factory installed the dash assembly!