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  1. 2002 (B5.5) 4Motion Trans Torque Converter TC doesnt seem to lock

    New Member Introductions
    Hope this is the correct place to post with an issue. 2002 4motion 115K not particularly well taken care of (FAS 5HP-19 Trans) and it seems to be high RPM for the speed 2k 60mph +/-. I have watched the gear changes through VCDS lite it changes through all gears smooth, indicates TCC open then...
  2. Coolant plug in block doesnt look right

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, I've done 2 fill ups and flushes with distilled water, emptying at the lower radiator connection. Today I tried going to remove the bolt in the block to get whatever crud may be in there from the previous owner running the wrong coolant and though I could get my allen bit into the...
  3. B5 door doesn't like opening

    B5 Garage
    So whenever I lock my door and unlock it the door (every door including the trunk!) won't open unless I push in on it. Anyone know the reason why that happens and if there is remedy for that? Really annoying problem lol
  4. Passat 06 (BPY) doesn't start

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Returned from a 200+ mile trip yday afternoon, parked the car and this morning it failed to start. So far done the following Got it scanned, no engine related codes, only ones that show up are for outside mirror heating element and radio Checked battery, voltage is fine. Cant start even with a...
  5. Dash illumination dimmer doesn't dim the cluster or radio

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    02 base model wagon. The dimmer control next to the headlight switch only dims the HVAC and ESC/seat heater/etc lights. The instrument cluster and stereo stay full brightness. Any thoughts on where to start? Bad headlight switch or dimmer control? Thanks.
  6. Engine missfires but no codes/car doesnt do high idle when you cold start it.

    B5 Garage
    hi guys, dont know if you can help. my 2005 1.8T 4motion is chipped stage 1 and have 168000km on. lately the car has been acting up. the car wont high idle at cold start like it normally does. i also have small miss fires but nothing to turn on the check Eng. is there anything that i need to...
  7. Doesnt want to start, clock spins, engine light. 2015 tdi se

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Recently I got into a fender bender on the right front corner of my car. After the body work was done I drove the car home. The next day after starting the car the COOLANT light came on. I continued to drive for another 5 minutes. Restarted the car and the light WAS NOT on again. So I...
  8. STOP-Coolant comes on but doesn't seem hot

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    New owner of '05 1.8, happy so far but....lately the temp gauge says "190" but the RED warning comes on saying "STOP" under the hood there is no sign of overheating. The warning seems random, even after driving for an extended period. Removing the cap and adding a little water seems to settle...
  9. Any wax/polish out there that doesn't leave dust afterwards?

    Wax On, Wax Off
    I did my annual double-wax job on my Passat as my first VW show is just days away. First coat was with Zymol, which I've used for years. Second coat was with Mother's. The car is Urban gray, basically a dark silver color, and here's some advice: black wax doesn't hide deep scratches at all, and...
  10. Knocking I Think? It doesn't sound normal whatever it is

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys, I don't have a video yet but will get one tomorrow (later Today I should say lol) it's been sitting the past 22 Days. I started it a few times and backed it up and down the driveway and Kermit warm up to temp. I started it yesterday and there is a very strange sound coming from the left...
  11. This Doesn't Look Right. Febi(?) Updated Oil Cap and Pic

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It just seems ways too small. It fits, but it's weird looking. Is this how they all look?
  12. changed pcv, now car doesn't stay on!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    i have a 09 passat 2.0t auto 85xxx miles. i replaced the pcv valve and the two hoses. did not see any issues. when i turned the car on, it started to idle at 1200rpms then it started to idle real rough then eventually turn off on its own. i turned it back on and held the rpms but as soon as i...
  13. Weird electrical occurance and now radio doesn't work

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 1.8t Lately the start has been slow, so I'm thinking a new battery soon. Today - I stopped for a few minutes and when I tried to start it back up, the car started acting weird and suddenly all the windows went down by themselves and the car didn't start. So, I tried it again and it turned...
  14. Just bought an 05 passat used, and fob remote doesn't unlock/lock doors

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm hoping someone can help, I've bought my car from a used lot (2005). The dealer told me that all I needed to do to get the remote to work was install a new battery. After a bit of digging on this site I realize that it's not exactly that simple. I've read some threads with people who's...
  15. HELP! Speedometer doesn't work!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, I recently replaced my clutch. The install went fine, I drove the car the night I finished it, everything worked great. The next morning, I got a CEL, my speedo stopped working, and my gas gauge goes all over place. The engine will also only rev out to about 5600rpm. I know I have a bad...
  16. Motor doesnt start well (Passat 3BG w/video)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey Guys! I am writing to you to know about a problem that persists some time ago on my passat 3Bg (B5.5). Normally it happen when I have the car stopped for some time. It takes only for example two days without running and park the car in a place where has a certain inclination that the...
  17. VCDS Lite - doesn't have my ECUs file label - possible substitute?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Address 01: Engine Labels: Redir Fail! Controller: 4B0 906 018 CM The unregistered VCDS Lite software doesn't have my ECU label on the Redir list. I searched for a compatible one to rename it to but couldn't find one even on the Ross-Tech site & they don't offer help on the free...
  18. 1.8T atw doesn't start

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It cranks. Fuel pump whines and stops up on ignition on. CEL comes on when key is on. When cranking CEL remain on for about 1 sec and then turns off No spark No codes All fuses ok Not its not a torn, slipped, skipped TB that caused valves to bend...
  19. Cranks but doesn't start - with diagnostic results

    B5 Garage
    My 99 V6 Passat (B5, AHA engine) went from running fine to not starting overnight. I've found: VCDS says it's cranking at 280 rpm which also rules out the engine speed sensor, but I checked that with a multimeter per Bentley to be sure. Throttle body is adapted VCDS shows no engine faults...
  20. Replacement Key Doesn't Work!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 VW passat 1.8T Manual I joined this page to hopefully get assistance in troubleshooting my car problems. I recently lost my last key, and had to order a replacement from the factory using my VIN. I just picked up my replacement key from the dealer today. It works everyhwere, trunk, trunk...