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  1. Back doors not closing completely??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone else have a problem with your back doors not closing completely? In order to get them completely flush you have to push on the door real hard. I bought the car used and the carfax showed that it had never been in a wreck. My father-in-law was down visiting from NH and he is a die...
  2. How to remove the original black plastic strips on doors

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, no posting for a while, but now i need some advice. I want to paint the original black strips on the doors and front/rear bumpers, but i need to know first how to remove them out of the car. How are they fixed? Should i just pull them? Slide them? Thanks for any info.
  3. How to repare dented speaker grills from rear doors

    Mobile Electronics
    Do I just jerk the out of the housing, and push back the dent. Or should I dis-assemble some parts of the door first, before I can take the 'dome' out of the door ?
  4. remote won't unlock other doors on second click

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My remote unlocks the driver's door when you press it once. But when you press it the second time, it doesn't unlock the rears and passenger's door. It unlocks all the doors if you press the unlock button from the inside of the driver's door. It also unlocks when you use the key from the...
  5. Front doors won't close when it gets cold

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    When it get really cold here in Sweden, below 10 degrees C, the front doors won't close. I know it's in the lock mecanism. Probably to little grease. Really annoying. The car has to be warmed up for a long time. Last night I had to drive home from work holding the door with my left hand. Has...
  6. W8 Chrome accent trim for dash and doors

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone have a pic of this? W8 Chrome accent trim for dash and doors? Where can I get it?
  7. Noisy doors at high speeds, what can I do???

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey, you've probably had this one before, but what is there to do? New seals? From where? :???: BTW I have a '98 1.8t manual sedan thanks
  8. anybody tried to cram 7 or 8 inch midbasses in rear doors?

    Mobile Electronics
    I want to add some more punch to my system and am suffering from a slight hole between my 12 inch subs and 5 1/4 inch comps up front. I was thinking about 6 1/2 inch mid's in the rear, but wanted to check if anybody has tried to go a bit bigger. TIA!!!
  9. Front doors on 1998 GLS 1.8T?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just went out and looked at a 1998 GLS 1.8T 5M. It was an okay car, dirty outside but not bad inside. Engine sounded good. There were a concerns I had though. One was that the engine had some pink stuff burnt on right in front of the oil filter (driver side). Could this be power steering...
  10. doors randomly unlocking while driving weirdness

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Has this happened to anyone? Does it indicate something in particular? I noticed this about a week ago; sometimes happens sometimes not. When it does happen it's only a couple times then stops. The doors unlock, (from the inisde it looks as if the hazards flash like when the doors unlock/lock)...
  11. passat with minivan doors.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    kinda funny :crazy:
  12. Mod idea - umbrella stowed in doors

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Wouldn't this be a nice touch? I wonder if it can be done on our cars. The new Rolls Royce Phantom has an umbrella that stows in the rear door panels - accessible when the front door is open and you press a button to release the umbrella, and its handle pops out. There is a drain inside for...
  13. how do you make the doors open?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 99 b5 and when i shut the car off the doors stay locked. I am sure that you can set it to where you do not have to pull the door handle twice to open the door. Does anybody know? :mad:
  14. HELP!! gotta run wires into rear doors

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    can anyone tell me how to remove the panels to run wires into the rear doors? under the grommet in the door(black booty), there are two clips there, and no open space to runn around or thru. also, how do you remove the trim where the drivers and front passenger's seat belts are? thanks again...
  15. Factory Alarm: Locks doors but no 'chirp'??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    All the doors are shut as well as the trunk, but when I lock them with the remote the lights flash but no 'chirp.' :-( The horn works as does the panic button. Any ideas? (that's for the forum) Luke.
  16. The Doors - 21st Century

    Off-Topic Forum
    Has anyone been following The Doors reunion. Ian Astbury from The Cult is the new singer and Stewart Copeland from The Police is the new drummer. They have played 3 shows in L.A., Vegas, and Canada. They also were on Leno (Light My Fire) & Craig Kilborn (Break On Through). There is some weird...
  17. Feeler: Shaved doors....

    Classified Archive
    We actually produced 2 sets of these doors for a Satin Silver Passat... mine and another project car. Owner of the other SS Passat decided he wanted to keep the handles... so a trade plus cash is acceptable. Door poppers and remotes included. Just a feeler. Make an offer.
  18. SOMEONE HIT MY WINDOWS DOWN unlocked my doors and hit my hor

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    SOMEONE HIT MY WINDOWS DOWN unlocked my doors and hit my horn I was at work today walking to the meter I saw my windows going down looking at my hand seeing I wasn't holding the key in anyway to push it, I was tripping, then the horn started going off. I was going NUTS! I thought it was my...
  19. Locking car before you close the doors

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Maybe I'm the only one who hasn't noticed this feature before.... I always thought that I had to close all the doors before pushing the remote lock. But tonight I pressed the remote before I closed the rear door. When I closed the door, the horn beeps confirming lock and alarm. So next time...
  20. Matte finish plastic Door molding at bottom of all doors get

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Matte finish plastic Door molding at bottom of all doors getting whitish stain?? The 3-4" trim at the bottom of all doors is getting a white haze stain to it. I have used Back to Black which looks good right after a wash and wax but the haze comes back. It, as you know , is a textured finish so...