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  1. Side mirror down

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Guy, help! I accidentally put my bag on the park pilot (not auto parking assist) button and hold down fot number of second and it did flash and beeped. What did i do?? One thing i notice difference is my passenger side mirror won’t go down anymore when reverse. I worked fine before.. help please
  2. ME = NOOB. Cyl Leak Down w/ Engine out

    New Member Introductions
    Yeah I am a noob on the noob tube...maybe you experts can answer a question for this noob. I was carbon cleaning my engine and took the cyl head off and saw intake valve impressions on all the pistons... One thing lead to another and I wanted to leak test each cylinder. So I put the old gasket...
  3. Another One Down

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My daughter was driving the 99 tonight to her brother's apartment. I had just put the new tires on the front this evening, and last week I did a complete brake job including rear calipers--about $500 and a bit of my time. All this was to get the car to pass NYSI. Well, something happened...
  4. 2005 Passat 1.8t broken vacuum line down by turbo

    B5 Garage
    On the passenger side of the engine beside the turbo towards the centre there is a silver coloured metal object that looks like a vacuum pot with a hose coming off the front of it. The hose is about 7 inched long and mine has what looks like a broken right angle plastic fitting in it. I cannot...
  5. Car broke down and won't start (But can be jumped)

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey guys. So my Passat (2008 2.0t fsi) broke down in the middle of a busy street about 2 to 3 weeks ago. Couldn't jump it. Replaced it with Auto-zone Duralast Gold battery (I know, not a good brand to begin with), car started and ran. Gave me problems on Sunday when I was driving home on the...
  6. Hold down bolt for spare not spinning off.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I need to get the spare out of the well on my 2005 4Motion Wagon to drill some holes for a hitch. The plastic nut is not spinning off, it's just clicking as I turn it as if there was a nut below the spare that was turning in a housing but that's just a swag. Anyone have any info on a problem...
  7. Heater core replace question - remove the MFS's or drop the steering column down?

    B5 Garage
    I'm following these instructions I've got the steering wheel off and the dash loose. I'm attempting step 26, and I can slide the dash toward me, but I can't get the dash to move up & over the square trim...
  8. HELP! Broken down on the offramp

    B5 Garage
    Getting off the highway today, suddenly lost power and CEL lit up. Got out laptop and ran vagcom, P0342. Checked wiring, tried to start it- sounds like the starter is spinning but not engaging. Wife arrives, she cranked while I inspected timing belt. Belt, pulleys etc rotating. Starter...
  9. 012 5-speed tear down thread/pics?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Greetings. I want to tear down a passat 012 5 speed manual tranny to separate the bellhousing for some machine work (15mm shaved from the face). Ultimately this tranny will end up in my 1976 Westy, flipped and connected to a PD100 tdi. I don't want to buy a bentley manual for this (hopefully)...
  10. Rear windows wont go down after speaker install

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Over the weekend I installed I small bose speaker in my trunk. I tapped into the left back door speaker wires. not the best way on doing it but it worked. clean install. I have the monsoon system so it jams. So now I have 2 problems. 1 is when I put my volume up kinda loud the speaker I tapped...
  11. Rear seat fold down

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Looking for information whether or not the rear bottom cushions fold down, which will allow for a flat even surface extending from the trunk when folding down the back cushions. I suspect they don't, since I couldn't find a latch. Illustration (98/B5/Sedan): imgur
  12. Strange thump when slowing down

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am noticing my 02 V6 4mo auto has a noise when slowing down lately. When I am coming to a complete stop at around 5mph I can feel/hear a thump like something is shifting into a lower gear, or mechanically shifting down. I don't think it is the transmission, had it serviced about 10-15k ago...
  13. Oil light came on car lost power and shut down. :(

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, I have a Passat Wagon 1.8t 2003 that I've had for 7 years.... at 170k. Always used synthetic religiously. Throughout the years I've had various issues, but I always really enjoyed the car. Last week I was driving down the highway when I suddenly had the oil light come on. I got...
  14. Oil light came on. Car shut down.

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all, I have a Passat Wagon 1.8t that I've had for 7 years.... at 170k. Throughout the years I've had various issues, but I always really enjoyed the car. Last week I was driving down the highway when I suddenly had the oil light come on. I got off the freeway about 5 minutes later and...
  15. Hard down shift!!

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    What up all, ima get straight to the point hopefully I get a quick response. Coming from school today riding down the highway smooth like, until I get into city limits. Before coming to a complete stop I felt a jolt, jerk or whatever you may describe it as. Anyhow I know I was coming out of 3rd...
  16. Gas Pedal wont go down for Cruise Test

    B5 Garage
    Testing following the post and diagram on here and when testing the cruise with the 3 paperclips in the connecter the pump runs and stalk checks out but the gas pedal won't go down at all. Thanks for any help, I'm trying to get this done today since I've been through hell and back with...
  17. Newbie from down under

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, my name is Liang and I am from the world down under - Australia. Recently sold my Mk5 Golf GTI and got myself a Passat B7 wagon/estate, its a 2.0 TDI. Alredy have a few mods in mind, diesel chip is a must.
  18. Tracking down the dreaded P0420 code

    B5 Garage
    So I'm getting ready for the lovely PA State Inspection and she (2005 4motion wagon 1.8t, 156K) decides to throw a P0420 at me, was intermittent and now it just won't go away. So Ross Tech says: 16804/P0420/001056 - Catalyst System; Bank 1: Efficiency Below Threshold Possible Causes Leakage...
  19. Transmission slows my car down?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    01 Passat V6 Automatic Tiptronic While driving I can take my foot off the gas and the transmission slows my car down. It's pretty noticeable and certainly more noticeable than any other car or truck I've ever driven. I can put it in neutral and no more slowing down (other than friction from...
  20. :: ECS Tuning :: Put The Power Down !!!

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